Yesterday when I got home I announced we all should go for a walk up in to the hills. We’re lucky we live in such a great town where “hills” are just at the top of my street. I don’t go anywhere near there in Summer (snakes!), but we always walk around there in the Winter.
My big boy hasn’t been feeling great (with anxiety! And one day when I am brave enough I’ll write all about it…) so he was home from school and when I left yesterday morning I’d put a list of jobs on the whiteboard in my pantry for him to complete. He doesn’t argue and is really good on the jobs (when he’s in the right mood haha). I came home to a clean house, rubbish out and vacuuming done. Then he proudly showed me his wardrobe… I couldn’t stop laughing… everything was neatly folded and all of his footy guernsey’s were hanging in order. WOW. Normally that cupboard is a mess but he must have been on a roll and I am not complaining!
Anyway, when my other 2 got off the bus they scoffed some arvo tea and I rugged up (it’s freezing here). Of course 2 kids got changed in to SHORTS. Because you know, they are BOYS!
They love it when I say we’re off walking and taking photos. My big kid put his GoPro on his bike. We said “walkies” to Bear and he did somersaults and cried until the lead was on and we got going…
By the time we arrived home it was almost dark and my husband was home from work. The house was chaotic and there was no dinner done, but we heated up some homemade sausage rolls, didn’t even turn the tv on and decided to book a trip to Sydney in 2 weeks to watch the Swans/Hawks game.
My big boy has been having trouble sleeping and isn’t feeling the best, but after a good walk and an easy night of no sport training/homework he felt better.
School holidays are next week for us, I never know whether I love them or I hate them. We are usually such a routine family and when things suddenly stop my kids can really fall apart (and so can I!). But a break will do everyone good I think.
There’s not much I love about Winter, but I do love a walk in the bush. That crisp air always clears the mind, gets the blood pumping and I always sleep better.
Hope you all have a great day ahead. ♥ KC.