Friday, October 24, 2008
Is it -ough as in 'cough' or -ough as in 'bough'?
I'm in a slough.
I don't know how to pronounce it, but I can recognise the damp muddy walls.
This parenting gig is hard, unremitting work.
I mean, clearly these are the most gorgeous, charming, clever and endearing babies since we started reproducing by mitosis and instead of Adam's ribs. But still, it'd be nice to finish a train of thought occasionally through the day. Or a cup of tea.
And now that I've got this business thingy I'm trying to work on, I'm hankering for a decent chunk of time occasionally, to write business plans and financial forecasts and whatnot.
I'm still thoroughly committed to the kids being cared for at home for at least the first couple of years. For me keeping them at home is giving them the best start I can (I also occasionally ponder home schooling but I'm pretty sure that's beyond me). But the thought of dropping them off at a nice caring day centre while I swan about in front of a computer, having tea breaks and other luxuries, wearing clothes that don't have pawpaw smeared all down the front of them... well, it has a certain appeal.
There's more but I must go - I'm making chocolate banana muffins for a school film shoot tomorrow. Muffins are crucial to film shoots, in case you didn't know.