So, apparently we’re all on holidays.
Except I’m not.
Instead of enjoying some time with my family I’ve headed back to work this week. But don’t feel too sorry for me as I’m back on leave again at the end of next week for 3 weeks. And it’s going to be awesome!
Anyway, having the family on holidays while I’m not, has been an interesting experience in a number of ways.
1. I’ve discovered I rather like having a house husband at home. I’ve relished not having to cook every night. I’ve enjoyed not having to wrangle the kids every morning. I’ve loved not having to rush around like a lunatic, like I normally do.
It’s something I could get used to, very, very easily…
2. It’s interesting to see what the family gets up to when I’m not around. Yesterday, for instance, my husband shared a photo on Facebook of an indoor cubby house he had made with the kids. Which was awesome. I would share it here but it does show the adorable faces of my three little bears, so I better not.
Instead, here’s a representation of what it looked like, except ours was better…
While the cubby was awesome, I did have to ask why the photo indicated that the kids were still in their PJs at lunchtime… Apparently, it was pyjama day at home – clearly it’s a case of fun dad when it comes to the holidays!
3. It’s also very curious to see how the kids behave when I leave and return each day. It’s apparently such a big deal to be separated from me – they cling to me when I attempt to leave and then throw themselves on me the minute I return.
In contrast, they pretty much ignore their father when he goes to work. I suspect it’s all in the novelty of the situation, rather than a reflection of their relative feelings towards us both, but I’ll soak up their devotion while it lasts!
So there’s a few interesting things I have noticed this week. I wonder what next week will bring?