Last week felt challenging, but this week felt a little easier. Little E is still adjusting to her new school but she went in a few times this week without looking back at me. Taking her to her after-school clubs didn’t feel like the battle it was last week. She even said she enjoyed them. I also managed to find the time to add her name to the waiting list of an athletics club. Something I promised her I would do when she came third representing her old school in the athletic competition last year.
My work has been busy this week. Having the children back in their school routine made it easier for me. I have to fit the school runs and clubs around my work but when they are at school I only have to concentrate on working. We also looked into a holiday club this week that both children can attend. Little E was bored in the summer when I worked and I can easily find clubs for her but Ethan needs support which most places don’t provide. So having one that they can both attend will hopefully make the school holidays a bit easier. I just need to budget the cost of the days into our spending.
This week also brought with it Darren’s birthday. I always feel sorry for Darren with his birthday being so close to Christmas. We never really have the funds to celebrate. But we did get the chance to go to the cinema last Sunday to see Avatar The Way of Water. We both also had the day off yesterday and we went out to lunch whilst the children were at school. I can’t remember the last time I had a day off that wasn’t for a family trip or appointment. It was nice to get out, just us.