I'm not gonna lie, it's been a tough week thanks to the effects of school Halloween events on my 4 and 5 yos 👻 and the total changes at home. I love my son and DIL dearly but ooft, it's going to take a lot more work than I thought to get some kind of order and routines established.
Despite doing 2 tip runs myself and paying a small fortune to my 'man with a van' (who had a FULL stuffed to the doors vanload) I'm still overflowing with STUFF!!! My craft room was pretty much cleared but this is how it looks again this morning 🙄 I know we'll get there eventually but it feels a bit never ending.
They both have chronic health conditions so their sleep patterns are opposite to mine. My alarm goes off at 6.30am for work so I'm in bed by 10pm. They stay in bed until about lunch time so don't go to bed until after midnight. And meal times are just not in sync at all. Aaaaaargh!!!!
Ok, sorry for the wee rant. It's only been a week so far. I've learned that maybe I'm not as easy going as I thought I was!! 😂 I've learned that I really like my solitude and own space at night after a crappy day at work. So I'm prioritising getting the family room (first photo) cleared and set up as a sitting room space for them. I've also gone ahead with turning my utility room into a mini kitchen. Work starts on 9th January.
I'm hoping that by documenting it here we can look back one day and 'fondly' remember the start of this way of living 😱😂