Yesterday my 10-year-old asked me if she could join a social media app. I was equal parts horrified and excited for her. Joining the world of social media has become a rite of passage in our society. It is expected that, at some point, everyone will log onto – to something anyhow. I felt very uncomfortable with the idea of allowing my daughter to branch out into the internet world but after a lot of thought and carefully enforced rules, we have made the decision to allow her.
Today I took the baby to visit my workplace. It was so nice to see everyone and show off my new little man. The strange part was seeing how everything was moving on without me. There is a lot of changes happening and I am at home knowing nothing about it. Don’t get me wrong, I am not an integral part of the process. I didn’t expect the whole place to stop moving once I went on leave but seeing how the world kept on going got me thinking.
I have taken an extended leave from work and since I am in Canada that means when I go back my youngest will be 18 months old. Obviously, I am very lucky. We will be past the hardest part when I return but parenting doesn’t end there. When I return to work in September 2018 I will still be the mother of three. I will also be a University student and have two jobs (both of which mean a lot to me). When I think I about it I get hives. It is a scary thought but I also know I have done it before (although with one less child). This time last year I was a full-time University student with two jobs and two kids. I got through it, and so did they. I would like to think we are all better because of it.
This weekend has been tough. If you are a parent you will know these kinds of days. The kind that feel like they drag on forever and nothing seems to go right. My husband works a weekend midnight shift. That means he is either sleeping or working from Friday morning to Monday afternoon. Which also…
Ok Moms, I know this isn’t the sexiest or most interesting topic but it is worth it. We have all seen how to wash Lego in the dishwasher, stuffies in the washing machine and outdoor toys with a pressure washer but Playmobil is an entirely different beast. They have the tiniest parts known to man and are easily lost if you are not super careful. Of course, they also cost a small fortune so it might be the only toy we have that I am not willing to vacuum up in secret. I came across a giant tub of Playmobil in the storage room today without a lid on it. It was absolutely filthy and here is how I dealt with it.
We have successfully named three little ones and I want to share them with you! As well I have included five names I really love but won’t be using. I have seen this tag around Youtube and thought it was cute so I wanted to play along on my blog!