Hello April..

Wow I can hardly believe it is April already.. I say it every month, but this year is truly flying by so quickly..

This morning I woke up at 3am.. which for those who know me is quite an early start.. I am NOT a morning person at all!

But then again I always used to be a night person.. but now I can hardly keep my eyes open past 10pm so I guess it’s a trade-off!   I woke up hell-bent on getting organised for April I didn’t want another month to start off on the wrong foot.. so I jumped out of bed (more so rolled out) and managed to sort the bills and taxes for the month ahead.

March seemed to be a great month.. we have been rather busy so it’s hard to tell sometimes if you’re having fun or if your just going with the flow. But despite a couple of colds that the kids have had, we’ve had a pretty good month.  I managed to see a couple of movies with friends ‘How to Be Single’ and ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’, I worked a few more days teaching (which I plan to steadily increase as the year goes on) Our small business got crazy busy which is promising for the future & we had a lovely family filled Easter.

Towards the end of March we started working a little more in the backyard.  Last year we neglected the yard during the cooler months and it took so much time to get it back for Spring/Summer so this year I plan on tending to it during the cooler months as well so it’s not such a task come the warmer months.  Last weekend we converted the Puppy Castle we made last year for Molly’s puppies into Mr 4’s Cubby (which was always the plan from the start it just took us longer getting around to it)  it looks fantastic so far.   This weekend we plan on cutting out a servery style window for the front, painting a blackboard wall & installing a shelf for some of the kids playthings.  We also have plans to start a veggie garden in a disused area of our yard which will also house the chook pen in the future.  It’s nice to have plans and goals to work towards for the yard again, the house often takes up so much of our time and focus it’s nice to be able to work on something else for a little while.

This month will see the return of Mr 12, this year he will be with us for terms 2 & 4 ~ his siblings Mr 15 & Miss 14 will stay on with their Mum for the time being.  As they grow we have offered them a little more freedom in their living arrangements and so far it is working well for all involved.  It’s sad we don’t get to see them as often, but on the flip side they are less angry & happier when we do. So as of next week we’ll have a high-schooler in the house again.. I’m hoping it will be smooth sailing, he’s usually pretty good and so far when he’s been here on our weekends we haven’t noticed anything to the contrary, however, whilst at his Mums he has been getting into a little trouble at school (nothing major just silly attitude/behaviour problems).  But it will be nice for the boys to have their Brother home again.

The month ahead will also see Mr 15’s, 16th Birthday.. he’s requested an Xbox One controller or Xbox $$ — neither of which I planned on buying because he is ADDICTED to his Xbox so badly.  I really need to figure out a way to broaden his horizons so I plan on putting money towards driving lessons/obtaining his learners.   The other week he came home and declared that after year 12 he planned on taking a gap year.. not to travel or work, but to rest and play Xbox.. Hahaha.. great way to use up one’s private school education right there.  Needless to say I had a chat to him and offered him some advice about tertiary studies or work and mumbled something about it never going to happen!  Later this year I plan on taking him to some of the Uni open days so he can start to think over his options.. thankfully he still has 1 more year at school so he’s got plenty of time to change his mind and hopefully head in a direction that might lead him to somewhere other than his Mothers couch for the next 30 years (because it certainly won’t be my couch!) I have painstakingly watched my Brother and his apparent failure to launch for the past 20 years and I must say it’s dismal to see a grown man return time and again to sponge off of my parents good will.  But I know behind Mr 15’s desire of a slow start to his adult life, there is a passion for achieving so much more he just hasn’t realised it yet.

On a brighter note, I’m glad we’ve still got one more week left of school holidays.. I’m not really ready to start packing lunch boxes and ironing uniforms just yet.. I’m really enjoying spending time with the kids and the slower starts to our day.

So a big hello to April! Here’s to the next 3o days ahead!

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