The best things in life………

There is a saying that the best things in life are free. There is truth in it. for example, A family, a child’s smile or laughter, a laugh or joke, playing with your children. The list is endless.

We don’t need to spend money to enjoy life to it’s fullest. Enjoying the things that matter most to us is priceless and they don’t have to cost a penny to do. For example, spending time and getting to know what everyone did during the day at supper time is a wonderful way to strengthen family bonds. How about a walk in the park or around the neighborhood with your other half. A way to talk grown-up talk without the kids hanging around.

Money doesn’t have to make us happy, but don’t get me wrong we all need it, but not how we think  (to make others or ourselves happy) is wrong. So if we really think about it the best things in life are free.

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30 days of motherhood: Conclusion

Looking over the last thirty days of my little project (30 days of motherhood). I have realized that women who are mothers go through a lot in one day. We do most of the cooking, cleaning, running the kids everywhere, taking them to and from school on time ( if something doesn’t go wrong). We watch them grow and discover new things. Spending time with them and enjoying them is priceless. When they are all sick all they want is their mummy. A lot of tender loving care is what them feel better. The constant laundry which is a mountain. Trying to keep up with it when you have four children is down right impossible.

Trying to please your other half is a chore in itself.

When you have a mental illness and you’re a mother it  it makes everything twice as hard keeping on top of your symptoms and medication is hard, while taking care of the house and kids. But I manage very well with everything that goes on in my life.

Having kids in your life is a joy and can be very interesting at times. Would I do it if I was given another chance? Yes i would. Kids are a gift. A precious gift. I love mine very much.

30 days of motherhood: April 30th, 2013

Threw my back out today carrying the buggy up and down stairs. It hurts like or someone put a knife in my back. Lifting the baby made it hurt worse. Each time i had to carry him I had to breath through the pain. I hope This pain don’t last long.

The sickness in the house is almost gone. Thank god! Then maybe the laundry will slow down a bit.

More cleaning today and laundry. My ten year old had to do some chores and he wasn’t happy about it. He wanted to use the computer but he has to earn it. He gave me a hard time throwing a tantrum and he wonders why he doesn’t get any pocket money.

The baby is cranky, fussy and clingy. It’s so hard to get anything done when he’s like that. The husband is useless when I need help with the kids. Some days I feel like running away when everything becomes too much. I love my kids a lot but they get on my nerves somedays.

Didn’t get much sleep again last night. Up and down, toss and turn all night long. I guess it’s stress getting to me.

I told my husband that I threw out my back and he told me not to do too much. I said if i don’t keep the house the way he wants it he will complain to no end. I got no reply from him. I wish he would make up his mind.

30 days of motherhood: April 29th, 2013

My eight year old stayed home from school because he is still sick. My two year old is doing a lot better. The baby is a bit under the weather and very clingy. My ten year old is better and had to go to school and this morning he tried his best to get out of going to school but my husband put a stop to it before he could say anything. He was just jealous that his brother was staying home from school.

Put all the laundry away. A mountain of it. I have about a load to finish putting away. I’ll finish that tomorrow morning after dropping off my ten year old because my eight year old won’t be going again.

Didn’t get much sleep last night. The baby had a bad tummy ache half of the night. Poor thing. I’m just wondering when this sickness will end. I need sleep. Much needed sleep. A night without getting up or any interruptions whatsoever A good night sleep, about twelve straight hours would do me a world of wonder.

Been doing another round of sterilizing  today with bleach just to kill the germs that is causing the sickness around the house. Bleach has become my best friend the last couple of days.

Been another quiet day except for the baby fussing and following me everywhere.

30 days of motherhood: April 28th, 2013

My nine year old  turns ten today and he is feeling a lot better. He’s back to his mouthy self.  But my eight and two year old are still very miserable. The baby is feeling a lot better, up and down and into everything. I think the worst is over with the sickness. I was up half of the night cleaning vomit from my eight year old and then the baby had a tummy ache.

I had a mini break today from the house and kids. I went shopping, didn’t buy much. Went to McDonalds for lunch. Then went to a coffee shop to do some writing. About time, I really needed the break to get my head in order. I’m much more relaxed.

Day two of the house being quiet except some fussing from the two little ones. It’s still eerie that the house is quiet. Even the husband wasn’t complaining. He was tired. Well he came home at eleven-thirty in the morning today. He was at his friends house.

My husband asked me today what I would do if he had another women on the side and I found out. i told him his bags would be packed and the locks would be changed. He also asked me if we moved to Africa and he took a second wife. I said i would move back to the states and he will never see his kids again. I asked him why are we having this conversation anyone? He said I don’t know.

I don’t need anymore bullshit.

30 days of motherhood: April 27th, 2013

All four kids are sick. Nothing but cleaning and sterilizing just to kill germs. The laundry keeps coming. The husband is finally pitching in with the bathing and cleaning up vomit and diarrhoea.

I thought my two year old was getting better but he started vomiting again. The baby’s fever finally broke but still has diarrhoea and is very clingy. He likes his cuddles. He ate a bit of toast but thats about it. The other two are just as miserable.

All four kids just laid around on the couches and watched television. my house was quiet which was eerie. I’m used to a ton of noise and chaos and messes. But today was easy, just cleaning vomit mostly and doing laundry.

The weather here today didn’t know what it wanted to do. It would first be sunny, then cloudy, then windy and rainy, This is what’s it is like when you live in the United Kingdom.

Been letting my nine year old get away with murder with not doing the dishes this weekend because of the tummy bug he has. He’s happy about it.

Had to keep bathing the two little ones the last couple of days. I think between both kids I given about twenty baths. It’s easier to wash them off when they are sick then trying to use a ton of baby wipes.

30 days of motherhood: April 26th, 2013

Day three of my two year old being sick and now the baby is vomiting and has diarrhoea with a fever. The baby is so clingy, so I can’t get much done around the house and of coarse the husband is complaining. I put the baby down and he starts to fuss then cries. When the kids get sick all they want is their mummy.

I can’t believe what my husband called me. He called me lazy and annoying. Well you know what he can go to hell. He then disappeared. I know where he went, to his friends house. He always gets to hang out with friends while I have to be at home with the kids. When do I get a break?

I get so tired so quickly these days and I have no idea why. I really don’t want to go to the doctor. i basically live there all ready with the kids. So what am I suppose to do? I’ll have to figure it out. Sooner, rather than later.

I want to go camping with my family and leave all technology and comforts of home and rough it. I did it as a kid with my mom, dad, sister and my auntie. Those times I went on holiday with my auntie were the happiest times of my childhood.

Better go get some rest before someone wakes up.

Got my new front door. I love it.