Monday, 29 August 2016

Going Grey

So I know I've been missing from blogging lately - life happened and I just couldn't keep up.

The last 18 months have been rough emotionally, draining to the point all I want to do is crawl into bed and sleep a lot. My best friend moved to the UK, there's a hole in my life that I can't seem to fill, well that's a whole different post altogether.

Today I'm going grey because my child has turned into a nightmare. One would think we don't discipline him at all, 2 weeks ago i get a note, he doesn't know bathroom etiquette, wetting the floor, grabbing towels from people and possibly even weeing on the floor. In response to which I made him clean our bathroom at home for a week.

On Friday he wears his new watch to school and after warning him not to take it off - he came home without it. It's gone. He also mentioned that he magically has no pencils or twisties left - after I replaced them at the beginning of the term (3 weeks ago). Today he came home with a note that he's not listening to the teacher and blatantly disrespecting her. So now he will have no TV for a week and has lost his tuck money for Friday to buy new twisties with.

I actually don't know what to do anymore, he's cheeky to me as well, so cheeky that i am sometimes in tears about how rude he is to me.

Please tell me I'm not alone in this and that this is normal behavior for a 6/7 year old? Is this what the next 10/15 years of my life are going to be like? Because if it is I will certainly be grey before I turn 32 (I just turned 31 a week and a bit ago).

HELP ME ......

Photo Shoot 2016

So as per our annual tradition we had another photo shoot this year - I'm stunned by how much the children have grown. This year was special because my bestest was here from the UK and we included her in the Shoot.




Monday, 2 March 2015

The meal plan - progress

So far so good - we've been going 8 weeks now and loving it. Cooking is less work when you have a plan, in the last 8 weeks, I haven't spent longer than 3 minutes cooking. It's so easy to do the shopping weekly when you know what you're going to the shop for. Then when you're cooking and can just take it out. Really so little effort... We also haven't eaten the same thing at all in the last 8 weeks. Except if it was a firm favorite.

The biggest bonus - I'm losing weight without even trying. Amazing!!!!

Here are the next 2 sets of 4 week plans i did.