Well the holiday break is officially over. Husband is at work. The children have gone off to school, little backpacks and tiny mittens flying everywhere. We actually did an amazing job and arrived at school on time today. This is not a thing we do, so much so that my neighbour texted me she was so surprised. Yay for us being on time, only..um.. I’m absolutely never doing that again. No no no. It turns out if you arrive on time you have to stand outside in the frozen abyss and wait in line until the bell rings and oh my gosh it is cold cold cold in the city right now. My fingers are perpetually frozen.
Now comes my dilemma, what should I do now? I’m still adjusting to my new way of life. I never planned to be a stay at home mom. I have no idea what to do with myself. The summer is lovely and warm but this? This cold old lonesome house I could do without. So far I came home, I tidied the kitchen until I got tired. I need to go to the bank, but it seems so far away. I need to do some paperwork and errands for an upcoming trip(wink wink) . But all of these things now seem too much to do. I’m tired already and missing the holiday glitter. There is something I just love about having a house full of chatter, people puttering and playing games, children laughing. Always someone to come along on an outing, maybe make a little coffee shop detour. There was a time when going to Home Sense on my own was like a tiny piece of mommy time out heaven. Now not so much, the smalls are so entertaining I love taking them with, but maybe preferably not all at once, four of us are a lot of information in a store full of beautiful gems. I’m probably the worst, if we’re being honest, lol. I had such a good time with our whole family over the holidays. Now I am all full of empty nest syndrome, and I think a bit of a case of the Mondays, which is funny because I don’t actually have to work on Mondays, or Tuesdays, or…..
So what do you do? Any suggestions or stories? Is it just me with the empty nest Mondays? Maybe I just need to put on some pieces of flare and get going! (maybe after just a tiny nap though?)