Having fun with Daddy
Being back at work has been tough. For the past year, when I have been at 0.6 of a full timetable it has been a really good balance between working and spending time with the girls. But since September, my timetable has increased to 0.77 which may not sound like much, but the increased time in school means that there are more classes with lessons to plan and books to mark. So now I am in school more, with more work to be doing out of school and despite being paid more this extra money is going straight into nursery fees. I won’t lie, almost every day for the last 6 weeks I have been questioning whether I should continue with this job.
So in terms of being out and about this week I haven’t done much with the girls, but this isn’t going to be a negative post. I am very lucky to have a very supportive and generally wonderful husband. So when I have needed a bit of time to myself (which has usually been to get some school work done) he has taken both girls out to have some fun. As any parent of two will know, taking them to a nearby park is no mean feat, but as a result they all have lots of fun, I don’t fee guilty and the girls have been worn out ready for bedtime. Plus, with the wonders of modern technology, I get to see the photos of them having lots of fun….
How much fun is it now Emily can climb?
“Hello! Look how high up I am!”
Wherever Freyja is, that’s where Emily wants to be
Trying to decide which way to go down the slide
Freyja demonstrates alternative ways for coming down the slide
“The best thing about a big sister is they can do all the hard work whilst I get pushed around”
“Swings are so much fun I never want to get off!”
“OK, I’ve changed my mind now…”
Parenting is hard work. It is very easy to be questioning every decision you make and feeling guilty whatever you choose to do. So do I feel guilty about not going out with them and doing my work? – of course I do! But from looking at the photos I can see how much fun the girls have had, and in all honesty my being there would not have given them much more pleasure. But looking at these two happy faces, that makes me happy regardless of how tough things may be. Two weeks to half term……