Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Preamble to 2012

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 :)

Sara xxx


  1. Welcome back friend from overseas holiday!

    The parenting journey is a tough one for any couple to navigate... and rarely is it going to be heavenly harmonious all the time. I hope you find time and strength to mend walls.

    I admire how organised you are with plans for your kids' education. I think you have a true gift for teaching. And what better way to use it then with your own children?

    I'm hoping you get what you want out of this year too. xx

  2. Sounds like you had a busy trip! Glad you are back. I can so relate. Mr J and I separated for a year when Miss A was 11 months old. It was pretty complicated, but parenting can do that to you. We are such different parents and as it turns out people. I had no idea before kids.

    I love the idea of home-schooling but I know that I am just not cut out for it. I would love to know what your plans are.

    I hope you get everything you want from this year and then some. xx

  3. It sounds like a good plan Sara , rough patches in relationships can be a struggle to get through with unresolved issues to navigate.My husband & I went through a very difficult period when my boys were 2. I wish you everything and all.
    I wouldn't have the patience to home school and I would self doubt I was doing it right every day. Good luck.