Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tthings that I have learned

I am not perfect, I dont claim to be able to do everything....the first days in Sydney has been easy -- with my mother in law here -- it was good to have a second pair of eyes.

She left today and it was a good day to say the least -- I had expected her departure will drive me up the wall -- but the kids must have known to be good -- to help mommy out...

At lunch when my mil left -- it was tearful good bye -- I had thanked her for everything she has shared with us -- kahit makeup ko, lotion ko -- she really showers us with so much... We both resisted to be too emotional and all she said 'its ok dito naman ako sa January ulit..'

I put the kids to bed at 1pm -- no more dragging or tearful outburst -- they march like soldiers because my everyday bribe is we would hop in the car when Patrick arrived and look at the trains at the train station. I had a plan to do the laundry, to fix my clothes (with the 1.00 for 10 pcs from the BONDS outlet -- the company where Pat works) and to do the dishes,.. True enough my baby 2 and 3 were asleep in about 10 minutes -- Jacob continued to whimper and talk to himself. I did the chores ----- and even managed to shower a good 20 minutes (wash my hair and loofah -- wat a feat !)..... I even decided my dinner menu in the shower.. thats my quiet time from about 2 to 3: 30....

Jacob didnt sleep and he walked out of the bedroom with this funny smile.... oh well - at least he had his milk and rested right?

So about 4ish I bathed the boys ready for their pjs (and our evening drive to mom's house) and then did my vegie stir fry and fried tilapia... I even managed a tomato and soy garnish for the fish... The kids quietly played and watched tv in the whole time I am preparing my dinner..
And thats all in a days work...

(Incidentally -- this may sound silly -- my dry and peeling hands are finally healing --- the gloves are finally doing the trick to bring back my smoother hands.....)

So I am adjusting, the kids are responding more to me. I am trying to be less stressful in terms of carrying out orders on the children,.. hopefully they soon realise am alone and they need to help me by cooperating..

am getting there....

3 comments:

Maybs said...

Hey, Joanne! I really admire how you are holding up! Never, never doubt that you can do it. Great to see you bloggin again. Mwah!

C70 said...

Joanne, just hang in there, girl!! I am sure you'll manage just fine without your MIL around!

Mia Castrillo said...

You're doing fine, my friend. :-) And I know you'll be able to continue to do it well. Love you!

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