It feels like we have come back down to earth with a bump this week. The kids are back at school, I’m back at work, and things are as they were before. Normality has been restored.My word of the week this week is
Last weekend we moved all of the Christmas toys up to the kids bedrooms. It’s amazing how much stuff you end up with, and it was a struggle to find new homes for them all. No more tip toeing around stray lego bricks and shopkins in the living room. It’s often one of the first signs that normal life is resuming, when the ‘new toys’ get put away with the ‘old toys’ and they all simply just become toys.On Monday the kids started back at school, and I started back at work after two weeks off. Christmas was but a distant memory as we waited for the school bus to come, and in that moment it felt like we had never been off. It’s funny, because while we were off it felt like a lifetime.Lastly, we took our tree down on Thursday night, a little later than it should have been. I had already taken down all of the decorations and piled them up in the window area, but my husband didn’t get a chance to get the box out of the loft, so our tree remained up. It’s no secret that I love Christmas, and I had been clinging on to every last ounce of festivity, but I was quite relived to get it put away for another year. So here we are, back to normality. Back to school runs, and rushing to get dressed for work. Back to kids messy bedrooms and forgotten PE kits. Normal service has resumed, and it’s just the way I like it.