I don’t blog anywhere near as often as i’d like to.
Part of the reason is because I’m a mum. I have six children, in fact. No, I didn’t accidentally choke on my strawberry milk and jerk around hitting the S-I-X keys in succession. It’s true. O-K to be fair, I have two step-daughters and children of my own. Hence the half-dozen. I guess I’m a little like Carol Ann Brady, cheesy advice and all (never run with scissors!). 🙂
You see, my husband and I had already ‘been there, done that’ when we’d met. Life is not always roses and cupcakes, it can be farts and raccoon poop too. But I’m happy to report this story has a very Happily Ever After, and when my husband and I met things were just meant to be. Maybe ill tell that story another time. But for now, our love story came with a built-in family – minus one. It’s funny how life brings your down these paths, and this is one I am very happy to have travelled down.
(UPDATE: my two beautiful step-daughters now live with us permanently, its a full-time Brady Bunch house, yo!) My step-daughters, bless their cotton socks, live with their Mom in America throughout the school year (hubby was born in Bama, raised a California boy) and every summer they excitedly jump on a plane and get spend it in the land down under. Three months of kangaroos and BBQ’s. Lucky ducks 😉
From left – (Mr. J, 11) (Miss. T, 12) (Mr. C, 7) (Mr. A, 10) (Miss N, 4) (Miss L, 6)
Part two of this post is also very important (Something you didn’t know about me 1.2), because my eldest son and youngest son are special needs children. They are both very special souls, who are among the extraordinary group of children on the spectrum. I’ve always had a soft spot for children, and an extra special place in my heart for special needs kids. AND eternal respect for other parents and carers of these incredible people. It’s nothing short of amazing in my eyes.
We do things as every family does, but in our own special way. Lots of forethought goes into the little everyday things, and what to do in ‘those moments’. I forget quite often that things are a little different. I’ve done it for so long its like breathing, a part of life. I see a lot of myself in everything they do and how they see the world, and honestly I’m just a big kid at heart too. Things can get crazy
sometimes all the time, so it’s a good thing I am like a ninja-Mum and am also hilarious*.
(*or so I think. Judging by the often stone cold faces of my children, I am not)
I feel fortunate that my family is really supportive of my blog *cough* obsession *cough*, and give me plenty of time to do what i enjoy. I guess when Mum (that’s me, yo!) is happy – and not reconstructing furniture after Spider-man antics or not wiping ‘I-don’t-even-want-to-know-what-that-is’ off the walls – everyone is happy.
And of course, they love to contribute…
So when the blog gets quiet and I don’t post as often, dear readers, now I hope you understand why 🙂
Baby powder. It happens.