Coming out of the newborn bubble
Yesterday we said goodbye to mum and dad as they head back to the UK (via a couple day stop off at Dubai!) after a really lovely two weeks.
Actually, it always has to be more of a ‘see you later’ to help me be less of a mess that I always am every time they leave!!
This means that it’s time for real life as a family of 4 to start. We are officially coming out of the newborn bubble!!
Mark has been back at work for three weeks now but we’ve only had 4 days of that where I was at home by myself with the boys, and it was teachers week so no kids in. This meant there was nowhere near the same amount of after school commitments there usually are for Mark!! I also knew that soon Mum and Dad were arriving!
So, as of today, I’m by myself during the day with Arthur and Freddie while Mark is at work!
Honestly, I’m nervous. I hope that I can keep them both happy! I hope that I find a way to get us out the house on a regular basis! I hope that we can find a good routine – in a perfect world that would be one that contains a time while they are both napping – yes I feel you laughing at me but a Mama can dream right!!
We are very lucky that, so far at least, Arthur has been amazing with Freddie and has shown no signs of jealousy. That should help us, I really hope that this doesn’t change!!
I also really hope that Arthur soon figures out that it’s better if he doesn’t wake Freddie up while he’s sleeping!! That it means I can give him my 100% attention.
Something else that is going to hugely help us is that we have hired a cleaner. I’m aware that this makes us sound ridiculously over-privileged, and I guess you’d be right! However, it’s very affordable here in Seychelles to have a cleaner and I am so happy we have her. We are one of the last people we know not to have a cleaner! She was recommended to us by a friend and she’s fantastic. She’s really nice, reliable, trustworthy and fantastic at her job. She comes three afternoons a week and it not only frees up my time to be with Arthur and Freddie, she does a way better job than we ever did and the house looks amazing!!
So wish me luck as our adventure truly begins!! Any tips to keep two small kids happy would be very much appreciated!!!