I’m a little bit in shock that it’s Easter already. As usual the last term has flown by. I can’t decide whether it’s been a successful term or not. I feel like I haven’t slept properly since half term and it’s been so cold, wet and miserable that everyone has been a bit grumpy and snappy. From a professional perspective, I have had lots of lovely opportunities come my way, and made real progress with Science Sparks in a slightly mad, bursting with ideas and not able to focus/sleep/concentrate manner, but on a personal level, I have a real sense of failure about the last month or so. Our after school activities have become almost unmanageable as Sydney is doing so much gymnastics and I feel incredibly guilty dragging the other two along. I have missed birthday parties, forgot spelling tests and generally just not been on the top of my game. My headaches are back and I feel completely exhausted, but I am not ready to give up on anything yet! As I keep telling my 8 year old “Vanstones don’t quit” I’m not sure he believes me though,
I have managed to drop a couple of activities for next term and hope that if I am more organised with washing, cooking and homework on the weekend the week won’t seem quite so stressful. Balancing the needs of three school age children is proving harder than I ever thought possible. They are doing so well at school and I am incredibly proud of all of them, but they are most definitely all a challenge in their own funny little way and there is an awful lot of bickering at the moment that is driving me a bit crazy. Our house is complete chaos with half finished craft projects and experiments everywhere, I don’t even know where to start to clear it out.
I am going to try to give up coffee, dairy and bread again in the hope it helps my headaches and brings my energy levels up, as I am super excited about some new projects I hopefully have coming my way and really want to be able to make the most of them.
How was the last term for you?