No more kindy gym, no more spontaneous cuddles in the middle of the day, no more "I love you Mummy" coupled with said spontaneous cuddles, no more swimming a lap with him on Thursdays, no more special time as we enjoy our spring rolls at our favourite Filipino takeaway in Rusty's Markets.
The beautiful angel that I get to spend my days with will turn into the annoying little brother that he becomes when he is around his older sibling. From 3 pm, the house will be filled with sounds of bickering and moaning about homework.
The positive side is that I will have more time on my hands. What shall I do with five hours a day all on my own?
- There is always work. I can increase my hours by about 10 hours or so.
- I can concentrate on finishing the last two subjects of my degree.
- I can clear my to-do list of all those little projects that always get put off.
- I can do my walks/runs during the day instead of at dawn, which is actually good timing, because I am starting to lose daylight.
- I can clean the house on a regular basis, instead of waiting until it is a health hazard.
- I can prepare dinner during the day instead of way too late in the evening as I have been doing since school holidays started.
- I can continue my learning about information marketing and maybe actually do something with it.
Looking back on this list, I think I would rather have middle-of-the-day spontaneous cuddles from my five-year-old...Sigh.