Sunday, 31 May 2015

The Boys Perspective on Mum

Saturday night Fun in our house  -  invovled doing a quiz I saw on Facebook with Tim.

Without ANY prompting, ask your child these questions and write down EXACTLY what they say. It is a great way to find out what they really think. When you re-post put your Child's age.

His answers were fab!! I decided to ask Tae this morning too, so here is their perspective on Mummy.

Photo is the latest of them both from 17th May!

Tim will be 14 in 2 weeks and Tae is 6 and a half. The boys did not know what the other had said.

1. What is something mom always says to you? 
Tim: “Have I told you that I love you today”
Tae: " I love you"

2. What makes mom happy? 
Tim: “Happy children”
Tae: "When I draw a picture for you"

3. What makes mom sad? 
Tim: “Me and Marius misbehaving”
Tae: "I don't know"

4. How does your mom make you laugh? 
Tim: “Says really corny things or jokes”
Tae: " When you say 'Trumpy boy - lol"

5. What was your mom like as a child? 
Tim: “I know she had glasses”
Tae: "a girl baby"

6. How old is your mom? 
Tim: “43” 
Tae: "14"

7. How tall is your mom? 
Tim: “167cm”
Tae: "big"

8. What is her favorite thing to do? 
Tim: “Relax on the sofa with a beer” (me =oops)
Tae: "jobs" (Tim wins;)

9. What does your mom do when you're not around? 
Tim:“No idea to be honest”
Tae: She's sad because she misses me"

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? 
Tim: “Giving birth to me! lol” 
Tae: I don't know"

11. What is your mom really good at? 
Tim: “Being a mum”
Tae: "Doing jobs, Im good at things as well as I'm getting bigger!"

12. What is your mom not very good at?
Tim:  “Electronical stuff” 
Tae: Doing computers"

13. What does your mom do for a job? 
Tim: “She is a teacher for Spes Ped things” (A good Norlish sentence!)
Tae: "Doing food, cleaning, computers and painting and you make breaskfast as well" (that is about right;)

14. What is your mom's favorite food? 
Tim: “Baccaula and chiili con carne” (food I like and eat with friends as that kids do not like!)
Tae: "Eggs"

15.What makes you proud of your mom? 
Tim: “Her braveness and willpower” - (Ok he is getting some points here, lol!!)
Tae " The race" (we ran together)

16. If your mom were a character, who would she be? 
Tim: “No idea” 
Tae: "Mickey Mouse"

17. What do you and your mom do together? 
Tim: “Stuff - everything I guess, alot of things” 
Tae:"Have a race and we collect sticks" (gardening)

18. How are you and your mom the same? 
Tim: “We are not really very similar”
Tae: "We are not the same"

19. How are you and your mom different? 
Tim: “A lot of things”
Tae: "Different hair and eyes. I have black hair and you have brown"

20. How do you know your mom loves you? 
Tim: “She says it and gives me stuff and doesn't let me do bad things”
Tae: "Kisses and cuddles - like this (demonstrates). We love Tim as well"

21. What does (did) your mom like most about your dad? 
Tim: “His stubborness and his caring personality" 
Tae: "Because Daddy loved you" 

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go? 
Tim: “Anywhere as long as it's with people she loves”
Tae: "Going into town"

23. How old was your Mom when you were born? 
Tim: “29”
Tae: I don't know - I was called Woo Tae Hyeong"

Loved that some of their answers are quite similar even given their age difference.

So the big picture:

My kids know they are loved
We are all very different and that is OK
I am busy doing lots of jobs as well as working and being a mum
Oh and I'm totally rubbish on computers and any technology - totally busted!!

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Big News

I have made a decision. A BIG decision.

I have been considering it for a while. I had in fact, after weighing all the pros and cons firmly decided againt it in January.

Then .... pop....something just clicked in my head - I was obviously ready.

I changed my mind suddenly 2 weeks ago. The next day I started to plan and turn it into a reality.

I have decided to take a little time out. I just need to stop, regroup and breathe.

I applied and have been granted leave of absence from my job (the day after I decided).

It was an impulsive and decisive decision, but now it feels totally the right thing to do.

So what next...

I am selling my house and relocating the England for one year - no plan beyond that.
(and from a person with a slightly controlling nature this is huge)

Scary, yes, but necessary too.

The boys and I will initially move in with my sister and her family (because she is totally fab) and the boys will attend the local schools.

In the last two weeks I have started decluttering my house, appointed an estate agent, rented a storage locker, started cleaning and sorting my garden, painted some fences and sold my treadmill!!

Hopefully the house will be on the market within 5 weeks!!
That is an insane amount of work for a single working mother.

However, I've got this - I also have amazing friends.

and breathe........