We have been away from home for three weeks now while the house is being rewired and the loft is converted into a third bedroom. Whilst some of my time away has been fabulous i.e. trips to the beach, visiting relatives and friends, I am now starting to get frustrated at not being in my own home.
I am very grateful to have relatives that want to have us stay with them, and know how lucky we are that they have large enough houses to accommodate all three of us. Baby E does not travel light!
I really miss toasters that have a high lift function so I don't have to burn my fingers getting my hot toast in the morning.
I really miss a smoke free house, where I can wash my clothes and they smell more clean after I have washed them than before.
I really miss my wireless Internet connection, where I can log onto my laptop where ever I am in the house.
I really miss my T.V. where I have many hours of programmes series linked waiting to be watched.
I really miss some privacy, where I can play with, feed, change Baby E without running commentary.
I miss my lovely big comfortable bed, with my fluffy pillows and marshmallow like duvet.
Hopefully we are coming to the end of our nomad existence. I want to return to living in my own home this week. I return to work in two weeks and would like Baby E to be settles in his own home once more before his world is changed once more by spending his days with the childminder. Before that is possible, I need to clean and tidy a whole house that is still in the middle of being developed. Fortunately I have a strong will, and the determination to see this project finished.
I can't wait for our little family to be back in our own home.
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