Sorry for my little break. Our modem broke, leaving me without the internet and email for a week.

And I am ashamed to say that I was lost without it.

The days felt considerably longer. I clearly spend far too long on the computer.

In ten days my Henry starts school. 

He is ready.

But I am not.

Seven years of full time mothering almost over. Six hours a day, everyday, to fill wisely.

Time to reflect indeed.


7 Responses to “Reflect”

  1. ginny Says:
    September 11th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    hi Janet,
    it is a very odd time when your youngest finally goes to school… i found it hard but i gradually got used to it. it is sad but they do seem to enjoy it and half term comes around so quick and then there Christmas…. Hope he settles well.. will be thinking of you. x

  2. trashalou Says:
    September 11th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    I have never understood why some parents say they dread having the children home for holidays. It is when I get to have them home again all day.

    You will be fine. Just make sure your box of tissues is close to hand!

  3. Ali Says:
    September 11th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Scary, isn’t it? Wishing you both an easy transition.

  4. Dad Says:
    September 12th, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Good to have you ‘back’ Janet.
    I remember your first day at school. Your Mum and me hugged and kissed. Poor Sharon didn’t know what all the celebrating was for!!
    Only joking.
    Henry will go into school without as much as a backward look. That’s when you know you have done a good job and he is ‘growing up’
    As for you – go home, put the kettle on and say to yourself “I can do this today, or this” Enjoy!!!

  5. Joanna Says:
    September 14th, 2008 at 6:12 am

    I have just moved a child onto school and its hard. Good luck with it.

  6. lisette Says:
    September 14th, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Wauw.. I love your blog and your work! Glad I found it (and your modem is working again!)! Definitely coming again!

  7. margie Says:
    September 15th, 2008 at 8:03 am

    you never get used to them walking out the door. when they are so little or when they are in there 2o’s… your heart strings are some times about to break,, but i love being a mum and the worst about having these well loved nurtured kids is out the door they go boldly ready to take on the world .. well done mother… have a cuppa tea he will be home soon

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