Saturday, 8 August 2009

The trials of motherhood

If any readers are wondering why this blog has been a bit quieter than usual over the last couple of weeks, you can't be a parent, and are unaware of that seismic annual event which is the Summer school holiday (or Summer vacation for my American readers ). The schools are closed for six weeks and we, parents. have to rediscover the joys of life with our children.

One child on his own can require the total rescheduling of one's life, however, this year I have the added challenge of playing host to three extra mini tornadoes, whilst their parents, my brother and his wife, are out of the country. (it didn't seem a huge deal when we agreed to it back in April)

Hence I have been somewhat out of action dealing with differing dietary requirements whilst providing transport and entertainment for four intelligent, delightful but totally exhausting small people.

I would like to extend thanks to my guest contributors, and I will endeavour to write articles and brief essays when I get the time, however, I am grateful for your patience.

Normal service will resume at the end of the month.

Thanks for your understanding

Mother, Aunt, nurse, cook, chief, chauffeur and tour guide (and that is just before lunch)


Islandshark said...

Well Sarah, I delight myself in the fact that the "little tornadoes" will be getting 1st class History and Politics lessons whilst you are attending to them.

So yes, we will excuse you from the regular articles and commentary which brigthens up our day!

alanorei said...

You could add 'police officer' to the role as well, Sarah, w.r.t. maintaining local order.

I wish you all the best in your multi-tasking endeavours and look forward to your return.

I certainly agree that some Albion-orientated education wouldn't go astray w.r.t. your charges.

Sarah Maid of Albion said...

Thanks Alan and IslandShark

I haven't gone away, I am still around, but I may not have time to post anything substantial for the moment.