Wow, what a year!
Happy New Year everybody!
I’ve just about drawn breath from the festive season. Ours was a bit fraught at times but also good fun spending quality time with all my girls. In the lead up my wife was laid low for a couple of days with stomach flu, I was looking after everyone for a bit. Then when she was back on her feet I just hit the wall and stopped working the day before Christmas Eve. We were a bit behind, my wife was still wrapping presents on Christmas Day morning! I reminded myself that we were lucky it was just the four of us (for the first time) so we should just enjoy our time together, it was indeed lovely.
Needless to say Santa was overly generous to the girls. I told my wife last year that he should be careful what he brings as we’ll run out of space, looks like he didn’t listen again. However I was very pleased that Galla’s favourite present was a LEGO duplo train set, I had great fun setting it up and making sure everything was built according to the instructions. With any duplo item, it’s the one and only time anything is made according to instructions! Anyway, it was a big hit and once Galla had wrestled me off it, she enjoyed it as well, haha.
We had a friend of mine over for New Year with his kids. He’s recently split from his wife and had the children for New Years Eve. I had a text from him the day before asking what our plans were (d’uh, we had none). I am normally ambivalent about New Year, it’s always been a pain of an evening feeling the need to do something. Anyway now with children we don’t need an excuse to do something, we’ll always be in. As it turned out, our impromptu New Years eve party turned out to be really good fun.
It gave me and my wife the chance to reflect on what an epic year 2017 was for us; we got married in New Zealand in February (my wife is a Kiwi), had our second child in April and I gave up work to stay at home, phew, makes me exhausted just to think about it.
What about 2018? Well we have agreed that the plan for 2018 is….not to plan, just to enjoy being a family and get used to our “new normal”. It’s working out so far. How about you, what will 2018 bring you?