Literally that. Just sayin…..
Woke up with this morning with a whole going to save the world kind of vibe (well my world anyway) the last few weeks have been so tough haven't they, this year has been a difficult one for me, my mental health has took a beating (which I'm going to be discussing in a separate blog on my health page btw) so anyway, I had a light bulb moment last night, in that its kind of up to me isn't it to deal with the cards I've been dealt and I hadn't been dealing with them very well. I'd not home schooled my kids in nearly 10 days, my house looked like I was losing a game of Jumanji, my head was up my arse, there was no routine at home, the kids were starting to argue more, I was losing days, couldn't remember the last time I had brushed my hair..... you get the picture.
So this morning the kids awoke to routine. No technology whatsoever until I said otherwise. They done maths work in the morning, followed by a bit of English work involving research of mini beasts and writing poems about them. We then did children's yoga, followed by read write ink, followed by story time and lunch.... then a bit more work. 15:30 they were allowed on technology until tea time, then it was tea, showers and bed with a film. Winning! Barely any arguing today, lots of playing out in the garden in between school work, its been a lovely day, so much less stressed for having a routine to go off rather than just cuffing it or sitting them in front of tech, not even ashamed, we've all bloody done it at the end of the day, can't be blue peter parents 24/7 we're just focking humans winging it at the end of the day and as long as our little humans are happy, loved and have a roof over their heads and food in their bellies at the end of the day, then we're winning!!
On another side note, I whacked a load of crazy colour in my hair, lockdowns got me impulse buying what can I say!? For those of you interested the colour is called "Bordeaux" So in a nutshell, I put my war paint on today, I revamped my Barnett and I felt ready to take on the world again (my little world and my little tribe).