I Can Explain….

I feel you deserve an explanation.

The blog has been neglected.

It has started again in fits and spurts and then ground to a halt again and again.

Its not that I’m not trying.

It’s not that there is nothing to write about.

It’s finding the time and the energy to do it. The Little Paddler is still struggling with the idea of a middle of the day nap. She needs it and some days she even wants it. But she doesn’t want to miss out on anything. So unless she falls asleep in the car because there is literally nowhere for her to go and explore, then she fights the good fight until the end. Which makes for a very cranky and emotional toddler. By the time she is fed, watered, prayers said and pyjamas on, it also makes for a very tired mammy. A mammy who barely has the energy to keep the house functioning at that stage, much less blog about her day.

You see, there’s this other thing.

There’s another paddler on the way.

YAY!

(pause for a minute while I dance around the room)

Needless to say we are thrilled. Especially after the previous miscarriage. You can’t help but feel a bit anxious. As a friend told me, we are just minding these babies, some for a longer time than others. And whether we even get to hold them in our arms or not, is not up to us. But so far, so good. This baby is sticking around. And kicking up a storm.

New arrivals aside, there has been a lot going on here in Fairweather-land (but that’s for another post). For now the initial sheer exhaustion has eased off, the sun is out and shining and I feel like I have a little more energy these last few days. So the Little Paddler and I have been getting out and doing things bit by bit. I may not have been up to blogging, but I try and capture it in a few pictures and some of these even make it up on to Instagram. Lets see if we can’t expand that into a blog post or two.

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