Life as a pair.
In the days leading up to Paddy's departure, I was a little anxious and a lot unpleasant. I guess it was just my way of dealing with the stress of it all...
...but, so far, life as a pair is going much more smoothly than I had anticipated. We're not exactly thriving, but we're certainly surviving. I miss Paddy like sleep* (and I'm sure I don't need to tell you - that's A LOT), but somehow, Lalie and I have managed to ease ourselves into an alternate rhythm. Bedtime comes early, meal times are simple and the the clean up is swift. I've been thinking a lot about the advice Rachel left in the comments on this post and striving to keep my energy expenditure to a minimum. I certainly haven't set any unrealistic goals for myself... or even any realistic ones for that matter! It's kinda nice not worrying about that big list of stuff-to-be-done that so often clouds my head.
One thing I'd love to achieve is a more regular appearance in this space. I suddenly have my blogging enthusiasm back, but there just aren't enough Lalie-free minutes in the day. The only time she allows me to sit at the computer desk is to call Daddy - although she can't quite seem to work out this whole Skype malarkey. Between sweet smiles and blowing kisses there's moments of complete perplexity at the image of her pixelated father who somehow managed to get inside the computer and won't come out. I'm so grateful for modern technology, though - after only a week Paddy remarks at how her hair has grown and how chatty she's becoming. It just goes to show how much they're changing on a day-to-day basis at this precious age. It's comforting to know Paddy is still getting to experience these changes on some level.
P.S - These images are largely unrelated, but I can never resist a good play on words. How good are the pears this time of year? And cheap!
*I couldn't have said it better myself, Tim Rogers.
Posted by one claire day at 14:48