Friday, September 9, 2011

5 Things I know

1. I wanted to go to the pool. I have been desperate to go for a swim ever since it opened a couple of weeks ago, but held off because Georgie and I have been sick. Now, today, when Mum said she would look after Georgie this afternoon (because she's still got a runny nose and isn't well enough yet) it is raining. Raining! Not fair! It is cold and wet and miserable and it's like winter is taunting me, saying 'You only thought I was gone'.

sadly, not today

2. I though the rain might mean that Shane got to stay home today, which would have been lovely, but alas, he is stuck in the shed doing maintenance.

3. Rainy days are made nicer by the fact that today is my churches monthly Kids Play morning, so I get to go along and drink coffee and watch my baby play while I chat to other lovely ladies, and we alternate between moaning about our children and watching them with pride, instead of watching Georgie bang at the screen door wanting to go outside.

4. No matter how much she frustrates me, or drives me crazy sometimes with her busy, busy little hands that won't leave anything alone, there is still nothing like walking in to a little girl who has just woken up and gives you the biggest grin. It is the nicest part of the day (closely followed by the end of the day when she goes to bed).

That smile makes everything better

5.  I know that the Government is far from perfect, but I am still very very grateful that we live in a country where I can be given a little bit of money because I stay home looking after my child. We just got all our Family Assistance for the last financial year (we elected to get it in a lump sum) and it is really, really nice to actually have savings again!

Linking up with Shae at Yay for Home for Things I know today, and Glowless for Flog Yo Blog Fridays.


  1. Great post! Nice to know that there are others out there doin' the stay at home thing... I have popped over from the Flog yo Blog Linkup. I might hang around for a bit and have a look at what you have been up to, is that okay? I have wiped my feet....

  2. Lol- nice to see you around! Just checked your blog out and I'm a follower of you now too. I can't believe I haven't seen your blog before as I think we have some mutual friends? :)

  3. There's nothing like that smile they give you when they've just woken up is there?

  4. what a gorgeous smile from a gorgeous girl!!!

  5. The power of a smile sure is amazing isn't it?

  6. Love no 4 :) Totally get that - best part of the day is seeing kids happy to see you and then when they say good night :)

    You are very lucky to get money for staying at home :)

  7. Same here, totally identify with #4. I think that my 2 may have just dropped off. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Peace.

    Thanks for your kind comments on my blog today.

  8. Sounds like you made the best of badly timed rain! I love it when there is a little extra money around!


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