I hope you all had a satisfactory beginning to the new year!
My parents have been over from Italy, so between them keeping us busy and D and I going through a rough patch and me planning the year ahead, I haven't really read any blogs for a few weeks now. I will try to catch up, but in the meantime, let's pretend I'm a friend who's just returned from an overseas trip and doesn't know what happened at home! So while I try to go back and read the lot, feel free to leave a comment below to fill me in on important issues I might've missed, like births, pregnancies, life changes etc :)
D and I had chats. Serious chats. This was after a lengthy period of unhappiness and rolling eyes and grumbles and miscomprehension, which culminated with me saying something on the lines of "I'm balancing on a wall, you're on one side, on the other I walk alone, and right now I could happily go either way". I'm not going to delve much into that or bitch about him: I'd rather this blog sticked to being more about constructive parenting and our journey to a fulfilled life, so as D and I work at rebuilding a relationship that had really gotten to a dangerously apathetic stage, I will maybe mention en passant positive things we are doing, rather than focusing on what was wrong last year.
So here's to a new year, I have already made an educational plan for the year and I have a few hopes for the kids' educational future. Of course I am still set in them being homeschooled, with the inclusion of some part-time schooling. D and I are not totally on the same page regarding this at the moment, so one of my goals this year will actually be rebuilding our relationship and being again able to discuss openly things that matter to us without getting upset at each other. You really can't discuss rationally when there's are unresolved emotional issues.
All that matters now is for all of us to be the best we can be.
May you all get what you want out of this new year :)