"Mommy, I just want things to go back to normal. I miss my home and I miss you looking after us". As I sit alone in my quiet little room, the beds perfectly made and the floor showing absolutely no sign of the adventures that took place only a few hours ago, I can't help but miss the noise and the mess.
Five weeks of a messy room, crumbs on the floor and yelling and laughter that could be heard right through the building.
This silence is deafening.
I want the sleepless nights.
I want feeds and nappies at 2am.
I want to make school lunches and wonder if we will even get out the door on time.
I want pancake Mondays.
I want kinder homework on Thursday nights.
I want baths and bedtime stories.
I want to spend the morning watching Chuck the Truck.
I want so badly to feel like a mum again.
Oh em gee, if you have kids you need the Epic app! It's absolutely amazing. We're not that into tech gadgets - despite living in Silicon Valley - and our kids are probably the only ones who aren't allowed to bring phones or tablets to restaurants or parties ( #becausemanners ), but here is where high tech and low tech converge in super awesomeness. This isn't a sponsored post btw!!! Just love it. π ππππππππππππππππThe kids take turns reading aloud to each other or they turn on the audio and have the books read to them β and then listening in on their amazing conversations about the books is so heartwarming. I love my little #bookworms π And if they want to read independently, it's totally perfect for that, too. There is every single book imaginable. So we've been home sick the past few days and they still got math, science and social studies learning in! And it's so much better than just sitting in front of the TV.
Do you use the app? What do you think? Any others to recommend?
Sometimes I look at her and can't believe she's five! She is quite independent and able to get a lot done on her own. This week she has been really interested in making her own sandwiches. In her pretend play, her friends text her and call her. It's all happening too fast! But when she crawls into bed at night and asks me to cuddle her, she's still my little babe. "Cuddle time, mom?" Yes!! Forever and ever, as long as you'll let me.