This week my mum stayed with us as our nanny is on holiday, helping out with the childcare. But as always she manages to do more than just look after the children – I really don’t know where she gets her energy from!
At the start of the week there was palpable excitement from the kids as I cleared Mimi’s room – the nickname we have for Grandma – of un-put-away laundry.
My mum is our rock & the children love having her here. I think she also slightly spoils them at times, too, if I’m honest!
But not only has she completed the school run Monday to Thursday whilst dodging the showers, she also managed to transform our front garden.
I really don’t know how she does it.
Her greenfingers have fully dead-headed our rose bush & it’s thriving again & the garden’s weeds are non existent. I’m not the best gardener & neither is Dadtired but we try. My mum just makes it all happen!
Just having her here has brought order into our house, which has been sooooo helpful during a week that has been hectic – again!
It’s felt quite celebratory with all the things going on in school. There was lots of things going on, from sending in board games to sending in cakes for afternoon tea! But my mum was in total control and everything which went into school has also come home.
My working week has been challenging, too. We’re a small team of four and two of my team-mates are leaving within two weeks of each other. Making me the most experienced person in the office! Yikes, I’ve only been there for four months!
Yup, the panic is starting to set in as one person left on Friday.
It puts a different spin on my office life and the responsibility I didn’t really want. My mum’s been a great sounding board, listening and giving good advice. I really appreciated her being around this week rather than just at the end of a phone.
I know she has her own life to lead when she’s not with us, & giving it up for a week help out is never taken for granted. But it’s always appreciated.
And next week, she’s hosting a sleepover with all four of her grandchildren to celebrate the start of the summer.
Isn’t that brilliant?! Or is it just crazy! *lol*
I know it’s going to be hectic – and she knows it, too – but the fact she’s prepared to do it shows just how much of a rock she is for me & my sister,
Sometimes I just don’t know what we’d do without her *and Dad!*
Thanks Mum, for making our week special
I hope you’ve had a good week
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I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.