Sunday, 15 January 2017

3 Parties, Awards and a Decision

Three birthday parties, one awards ceremony, countless trips up and down the same stretch of road, one big decision and a tried Mammy and tomorrow is Monday, sob!

It feels like it's Friday but no


I've spend my weekend in the car honestly I'm thinking of just throwing a sleeping bag in the car and buying a car plug-in kettle thing to make my tea and I'll be set up. I spent more time in the car this weekend then I did anywhere else.
My main outings this weekend were jungle gym places filled with screams, tears, cake, songs, referring etc. I've done lots of chit chat and had some good laughs, because lets be honest we go to our kids parties with a heavy heart thrown in with people who if given the choice we may not necessarily choose to spend time with.  I'm one of these annoying Mammies who wait at the party yup love or loath me I'm there I'll help where I can, but I'm there. I sit have a cuppa and chat with the other Mammy's also waiting around "swapping stories and advice". Who am I kidding we are there for the same reason . . .
Little Red Head had his first football awards ceremony this weekend I was really impressed we had three Mayo footballers and while what they said went totally over my sons head I was impress and encouraged that we are part of a club with such an invested interested in our youth.  It's that feeling of there's something out there for my kids in my community the three lads spoke so well and LRH was so excited about his cert.  I'm told I must purchase a frame ASAP.
Among all the car trips, parties and cake we as a family had to make a difficult decision this weekend.  Last November we entered into something that we thought would go very different and it hasn't.  When you start something and feel like you've failed and have to stop its difficult but when it's effecting those you love you haven't a choice.  We know as a family we've done the right thing but it wasn't easy, people will be disappointed and feel let done.
There you have it, I still feel like it's only Friday night, but my children had a brilliant weekend, I'm thankfully for the lovely parties they got invited to.  The fab friends they have, the mammies aren't half bad either.  The community spirit we got to be involved in on Saturday was special and I may be tired but it's better than being board. 

Friday, 13 January 2017

Hello from 2016

Ok it's 2017 and it's being soooooooooooooooo long since I blogged for one reason or another I just haven't had it in me to want to sit down and write/type.  Its a strange feeling I'd often be driving along in the car or lying in bed and write an entire post in my head but when it would come to sitting at the screen I'd just blank.
Now maybe it's the slight whisper of, it's a new year and all the jazz lets start a fresh, but I wouldn't be a big believer in that.   I feel your setting your self up to fail putting so much pressure on yourself, Ten goals to achieve by day ten with the outcome, ten stars etc.  AH it's stressing me just thinking of it.  I do think that there has being a shift as such in peoples attitudes,

Are We Getting Board of the Constant Go Go Go?

I thought it was just me who recently has felt that I'm always running and racing for others and that I just don't have enough time for me, my children, my husband, my life overall.  So I'm stopping myself and asking what I want to do for the day and where and what I want to get out of the day.  So many times I've found myself rushing round the house in a panic trying to dress two children and myself, get a bag ready for going out, get dinner on, only to realize I'm going by someones else schedule.  A lot of the times all it would take is a phone call to say look its going to take this amount of time to get ready I'll meet you somewhere or can you wait for me.  I've fallen into the trap of just saying yes possibly down to having children, yes is always easier!
Over the past week I've being chatting to friends and even just random chitter chatter out and about and I was surprised when people said

'sure if i'm late what about, 
I'm stopping the running and racing, 
I'm turning my mobile phone off'
I'm working to my own time'

We've turned into a world of constant on the go, mobile phones in our hands always checking the times, tipping the speeds limits in our cars and our bodies.  As I said I've being gone from blogging for a while so this piece is just me back and saying take a minuet, a breath and think of you.
I'm looking forward to 2017 and more blogging and 
Mammy Red Adventures x x x