A night off from being mom and dad.

You kinda lose it don’t you? As much as you both don’t wanna admit it.. As much as your family is everything you longed for.

The family days out are amazing and you’d never want to give up this life but…. You do miss the fun or a spontaneous date,
Not worrying about a little person walking in on you getting frisky,
How energised and great your body felt pre – family life..
Pulling different kind of all nighters.

Now there’s swimming lessons and packed lunches and getting the last minute school uniform done..
Night feeds and bickering about who’s more tired.

You wouldn’t change it.
But i think it’s massively important that to keep the spark, you need to find yourselves again.
Get a babysitter. Have a wild night. Get blind drunk and pretend you’re on a dodgy video… (you know)
Hold hands and be the couple you were when you first started dating,
You’re better parents when you’re a solid, happy couple
And although you will lose it, you definitely gotta find it again. ♥️

An open letter to my partner…

Dear partners,

In advanced warning – no we’re NOT in the mood.

YES we are f**king fed up.

YES You should order takeaway again (and dont you dare emphasise the AGAIN or mention our slimming world membership )

And ABSOLUTELY YES get another bottle out.

this won’t be forever, we don’t REALLY hate you, or the children. But we are struggling right now.
We know you are too.
We’re doing our best soldiering through.

Love us,
The tired, workingfromhome,homeschooling parents.