I tweeted last night: “The best thing about Mondays? Having some personal space”
We had a long weekend of lurgies at home and had cancelled all our plans so we could keep the kids quiet and also to spend lots of time with them. As you can imagine, by last night the weekend was getting extremely long.
This morning I couldn’t wait to get to school so I could just come to work and sit quietly in my office for a little while with no-one(2, or 3) on my lap/yelling MammaMammaMammaMamma/demanding food or juice/crying about some terrible injustice their brother or sister committed.
I was extremely excited to drop them off and literally leave the school parking lot with spinning tyres.
A teacher hands me part of the weekend newspaper.
With a story about a Mom we know that shot herself and her beautiful boy
I really have no words. And if I did they would not be soft words of understanding for the Mom right now.
But I will tell you this much: my life is right back into perspective and I’m going home to hug my children HARD today.
C and Little H, may you rest in peace.