Today my children have driven me up the wall...as hilarious as they may be, I am exhausted and some days wish Eric or I had a "normal" job. With both kids interrupting phone calls, River falling off the kitchen chair that he fell asleep in, toilet untraining Raine and a too long To Do list...it's easy to get bogged down thinking I would like a cone of silence or a name change from "mummy". Fingers crossed some yoga and nourishing food will sort the day out...
So I didn't set aside time to train and had no meal plan. This is what today looked like:
7.30am 50 Squats mango & almond milk smoothie topped with half a passionfruit
11.30am piece delicious toast with fake cream cheese & tomato, a few almonds
12pm shoulder & scap stabalising, ankle work with theraband
1.15pm short walk with Raine in Ergo on back - to get her to sleep (success!!!!)
Cup of Pukka tea
2pm (ish) four buckwheat crackers with fake cream cheese, tomato and spinach
Cup of Pukka tea
6.30pm rice with stirfry of tofu, edame, broccoli, onion, carrot, zucchini, eggplant
7.50pm walk with Raine in ergo on front and half a GIANT Anzac cookie (yes it got in her hair)
8.30pm 20mins of yoga and static stretching
Cup of zen tea
Kids had the same as me minus the tea & coffee. They also had a vanilla cookie mid morning and Riv had oats for earlier breakfast and afternoon tea of PB crackers, cherries and cashews instead of the cream cheese crackers. Raine breast fed three times during the day but missed out on arvo tea due to her nap.
All of my meals today were vegan (stating the obvious), organic and very very tasty. The fake cream cheese is probably not the best to eat, it's the first time I've bought it and I wouldn't recommend eating it daily, but it was nice for a change and reminded me of meals from long ago!
The besty ended up coming over tonight and helping me cook tea. We live less than 1min from each other but haven't really hung out in a while, so it was nice to kind of catch up over a meal :) both the kids adore Will so there was lots of interruptions to the conversation.
Baby is kicking lots this week, it's starting to feel more real. I managed to pack away some gender neutral baby clothes and seperate boy and girl specific baby clothes in the cupboard. It was nice to get rid of a whole bag of clothes never worn by a bub too...I'm pretty fussy with how I dress the kids!
Today made me realise just how much I COULD get done if I didn't have work...my house would be spotless and I'm sure the kids would have better "routine". But I love the fact that Eric and I are both working hard to provide for our family. And I'm glad I'm not on park duty everyday (one aspect of parenting I don't love is going to the park...). It would be hard to be a stay at home mum with River as he needs lots of stimulation...we painted and drew pictures and read books and built Lego and told silly stories to each other...but he also got a little crazy early and late in the day from not leaving the house. And for the record our tv is not hooked up to anything so I'm extremely proud we've avoided tv for the past 3.5years :)
Tomorrow I have work 6am-1pm and I plan on napping in the afternoon, finishing Christmas cards and cleaning up the kids room. I also plan on some article writing but I may leave that for Sunday. See? I am learning to balance things a tad more!
Lots of love & FAR better vibes ✌️