I have not one, not two but three children going off to school this year. Granted Chloe will only be at kindy 2 days a week but they will be two full days. Alex will be in pre-primary full time and Samuel of course being in Year 3 this year is also fulltime.
So whats the secret? Secretly, I'm so relieved... yes, relieved. Not happy (although I'm happy that school holidays are almost over and the end of the fighting and whining and carry on), not excited (well maybe a bit LOL) but relieved. Do you know that feeling after a long days work when you get home and sort of fall into your favourite chair cuddling your favourite cushion and at the same time exhaling? That's very much how I imagine my first day home alone to be.
Of course, I fully expect to miss them terribly and I'll definitely miss my little shopping buddy. After all who else will drag me off too Bed, Bath and Table and The Body Shop if not Chloe. But I also think about all the things that I want to do... sewing, cooking, sorting, organising, gardening. Yes they are all things that can be done with kids around, so many people do these very things day in, day out with their own children around and manage marvellously. I'm the sort of person that becomes very focussed on a task though and I find interruptions throw me totally so I guess I'm looking forward to being able to throw myself into things completely for a few hours a day.
But February is going to be a very lonely month this year because not only are the kids heading off to school but hubby is off to site for three weeks as well from the 1st of Feb!!! Gosh, I'm not going to know myself. So one project that I especially want to do while he is away is the Negroni Shirt by Colette Patterns. As an added bonus there is a sew along happening for this shirt which by amazing coincidence also starts on the 1st of Feb. It's fate I tell you!!! So the fabric has been ordered from Fabric Tales and should be winging its way to me as I type and I've got the pattern so now all I have to do is wait patiently for 1 Feb.