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Finally opened a Christmas present

The other day I decided I really should open the present that the little man received from his cousins in WA.  As we live in a smallish two bedroom unit therefore space is not high on the list of positives about this place.  It was fine before a beautiful now three year old came into my life, now it is over run with his dump trucks, bikes and copious toys in general.  Anyhoo thought it was time to pull out the indoor pirate tent.  Upon realising how easy it is to assemble or pack away I should have opened it long before March!

He played in it the first couple of days and even wanted to sleep in there but hasn’t really touched it since; mind you it is up next to the tv so forefront in his eye sight.  Might be time to put it away I think as my motto is if not used put it away.

Next thing I really want to ‘put away’ is his train table as I could then set up his bedroom to resemble a bedroom and maybe even attempt a theme.

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Emotional roller coaster

Have you ever been on one of these? I ended the year on one and started the year on one! Not how I planned it at all….

Many of my friends tell me how strong I am, which I may have mentioned before, but in reality I’m not. Munchkins father decided just before Christmas that he had other commitments that would not allow him to see our boy on Christmas Day as per the court orders that have been in place for nearly two years.  In one way it was great as I got to spend the entire day with him but he didn’t see his dad, not that he really cared. I found out later that the commitment was surf patrol!!!! As the president can you not change your shift so that you can spend time with your son? Am I asking/assuming too much here?

He did have him on his usual Friday night and then after pick up on the Saturday we flew to South Australia for a mini break. We arrived home on the Wednesday in time for drop off at 4.30pm. I received a few texts with regards to him wanting to change the place for drop off on the Friday night which I wasn’t happy with as had to cancel a play date but was willing to do it. Then I receive a text saying he can’t have him Friday at all as his other children’s nippers carnival had changed and could we swap to Saturday night. Again happy (sort of) to do this and said it would be a 5pm pick up and a 3.30 drop off the next day.

I then received a text saying that “he was beyond wanting to deal with me and he would not be meeting me this week at all and he would see our son the following week.”

This gutted me as I felt extremely upset for the munchkin as I had been saying to him that he was going to see dad that night and then he pulls this crap at the eleventh hour! Makes my blood boil that he can behave in such a manner towards us both and expect that he is constantly in the right.

Not sure if any other single parents out there are in a similar situation or not but I can certainly take or leave this roller coaster I have been riding since we separated over two years ago. It was one of the reasons I went to court to get orders in place so crap like this wouldn’t occur, got that wrong didn’t I?!?

I just have to hope this year is a better year than the past ones…..

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Nearly Santa time

I cannot believe how fast this year has flown!  Do you feel the same way?

I only work two days a week and thought the year would drag but it has been the complete opposite.

Below is our depleting advent calendar with only a few more goodies for the munchkin left to go.

Advent calendar

Advent calendar

I also love the Santa Babushka dolls I brought for the munchkin for his second christmas & they will be something I give him when & if he eventually moves out of home! Hoping they may turn into a heirloom for the next few generations – crazy thought or sane one??

Babushka Santas

Babushka Santas

I haven’t really had the Christmas spirit for a years as I have lived by myself & thought “what is the point?” Now I’m getting more into it as my munchkin gets older & so excited about Santa.

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Bring on the holidays still I say…..

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Starting to get into the Christmas Spirit!

I can’t believe it is the start of December tomorrow, where has the year gone?? I know I have had a year like no other but that doesn’t mean that it should nearly be Christmas. I was in the shops a while ago and noticed the decorations and thought to myself “you have got to be kidding me!” apparently not as of tomorrow there are 24 days to Christmas!

My mum got this advent calendar for me last year and as my son was only 12 months old I didn’t do anything with it. This year I have decided to show him a bit more about Christmas and how much I love him by adding little gifts to each of the days. Some have chocolates and candy canes that you can’t see as well as some of the objects you can see. I have got to say I think Aldi is great; they had $1 toys today so I bought most of the gifts there, jungle animals, bubble blowers, plastic toys and a kaleidoscope.

I hope my munchkin enjoys every morning leading up to Christmas and the gift he receives each day. I am guessing I will get more enjoyment out of his reaction than he will out of his little gifts. Now I just have to get my butt into gear for the present buying for the rest of my family as he is sorted.

Enjoy your lead up to the big day and I hope you enjoy it with your children.