Monday, December 6, 2010

At my house.....

Well, I can say I survived my first week of solo parenting. I can also admit it is not easy. It is exhausting. It was a challenging week. There were a few moments where I doubted my sanity. There were more moments where I questioned what the heck have we got ourselves into. Chris is now in Hong Kong, having started his new job last week. The role he has taken needed to be filled as soon as possible, so he has gone over first. We don't know when the girls and I will move over - there is still so much to do here, with packing and sorting, and just the everyday running of our house. It is not ideal being apart as a family, we all miss him so much.

And there is this silly thing called Christmas happening soon. I am busy making some little thank you presents for Abbey's kinder teachers and our lovely librarians who host story time every week - almost finished.

I am happy to say my Christmas shopping is finished - but I still have some Christmas present making to do.

At our house this week, there is lots of pretend play. Abbey has been making amazing picnic's. Zoe has started walking. Abbey has been helping me with the hoovering. I am loving online supermarket shopping - delivered to my kitchen table.

I am trying to be positive that we CAN do this. Thank goodness for modern technology, Chris was on skype yesterday chatting to the girls, reading them some books (long distance baby sitting!) while I cooked dinner. It felt like he was almost here with us.

I want to say thank you to my lovely friends and family who have been checking up on us all week. A special thank you to Nell who cooked us a yummy dinner on Friday night, and cracked open a bottle of pink champagne - I so needed that drink!

Lou is hosting At my house, do pay her a visit.

Have a lovely week.



  1. Wow! I can't imagine how hard it would be to do the single parent thing with two littlies. Hope things run smoothly for you. Hong Kong will be amazing!

  2. It sounds like you are doing a wonderful solo parenting job Cat. I agree, online supermarket shopping is a must! Go Zoe!!

  3. Wow Cat, solo parenting for the first time that covers Christmas and moving to Hong Kong!! Goodness me you are doing well to still be making presents. I agree, thank goodness for online shopping, etc. It's all happening at your house - all the best! Lou.

  4. You can do this! I just finished writing "focus on the good bits and try to accept the not-so-good bits" on Ailsi's Mum and I'm writing it here for you again. There are good bits to being solo - one less person to cook for. No guilt about spending time by yourself. Quick decision making. No tiny shaved hairs in the bathroom sink... so many! You will be fine. x

  5. Wow - sounds like you are going to busy - good luck with the kids (have done the single parent gig a couple of times with my husbands work commitments - I don envy you moving overseas by yourself (I did it within OZ and that was hard enough)

    Looks like the kids have been busy:)


Thank you for your comments. I always try to reply back to you and/or check out your blog, but some days this is not possible. Nice to meet you. Cat