Monday, December 31, 2012

Bye bye 2012

I can't say that I'm sorry to see the back of 2012.

I set myself very small aims at the beginning of the year - to de-clutter the house (failed) and to get Noah into a good bedtime routine (succeeded).  But it has felt like a year in which I have got through each day and not really achieved or even enjoyed very much.  Older children need much less physical work but boy can they be annoying. And they require a lot of to-ing and fro-ing and and you need first class management and mediation skills.  And not forgetting that I do still have one very young child so I'm still in the trenches there.

Anyway, this year, my new years resolution is to stop yelling for the kids from a different room.  Aiming high, Mrs L! But it achieves nothing except noise and to make me cross because by the time they actually respond (when I go into the room) I have already yelled for them 3 or 4 times, even though they haven't noticed.

I am also planning to spend more time with my husband.  At the end of November we both suddenly lifted our heads above the  mayhem of daily family life and work and realised we hadn't actually spoken to each other for a year.  So far, we have plans for gin cocktails at Mishkins, lunch at the Ivy and a hotel and big rave up with our oldest friends in February. 

2013.  Lucky for some, I hope.


Blogger PinkCatJo said...

I've just spent the first morning of 2013 catching up with your blog after a very long absence. I loved to hear about all the adventures you and your children had last year. They are growing up so fast! Best wishes for 2013! x

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