Thursday, June 26, 2008

Going on Holiday

Chichiboulie is going on holiday. Well, first I'm moving house. Second time in 6 months. But this time should hopefully be the last, at least for a good long while.

And then I'm going on holiday. And a well needed holiday at that. Someone asked a bunch of us yesterday what we used to be/do before having children. My first reponse? Organised. I used to be organised. And very much so. Now? Not so much.

Before having children I used to never miss appointments. Now I tend to do so on a regular basis. Or at least that's what the speech therapist would have you believe.

Before having children I would have never dropped anyone off and left them at a place that was closed. I don't think the director of my daugher's school would believe me though.

Before having children I rarely misplaced anything. Not even something as small as a pin. Now I lose my son's buggy, much to the amusement of the other mum's at school. They know who to contact first in case of found objects. Buggies abandoned on the pavement included.

Before having children I used to put food away where it was meant to go. Cold things in the refrigerator. Dry goods in the cupboard. Now I find the parmesan in the cutlery drawer.

Before having children I never locked myself out of the house. Never. I did once lock my husband IN the house, but I never locked myself out of the house. Now, I have a subscription to the local locksmith and glass replacement service. And a large pair of pruning sheers well hidden. To be used in case of emergency.

So I'm going on holiday and hoping to get back some of that organisation I used to prize so much, before it's gone for good.

There is only one problem with my plan. The kids are coming with.

9 comments:

Kala said...

good luck with the move!!

kiddlebug said...

Along with the gift of life, I think we also give part of our brains to our children. That is the only explanation that I can come up with.

jodie nicholson said...

See, I just took the shortcut and became the person you are, without having children *hangs head in shame*.

Have a great holiday, you'll need it after the move!

Bek said...

I used to joke that my daughter was really a parasite sucking out my brains while I was pregnant. My husband didn't appreciate me referring to his little girl as such a terrible thing, but I swear it's true. My brain hasn't recovered and I suspect it never will...

Jennifer Rose said...

good luck moving! :D have a good holiday, sounds like you really deserve one

Hey Harriet said...

haha. You're too funny! Happy moving & have a super holiday!

Grooveycrafts said...

Have a great holiday and oh my goodness is that what I've got to look forward to in the future... some how though I think I'm already there!

Melissa said...

Looks like I am not alone in the forgetful department after having kids. I've fully accepted my fate of forgetfullness. Probably because I can't seem to find the section of my brain I lost.
Have a fabulous holiday!!

Winklepots said...

My Mom Brain is horrible! I can't remember a thing anymore. And I'm definitely not as organized as I used to be. Now I only have a vague idea of my checking account balance, whereas it used to tie to the penny. *sigh*