The long drive home.

Four hours. Four hours in a car with four children. 220 miles, or thereabouts. It’s a long drive, but we made it without stopping, and there was only screaming for the last 15 minutes or so.

It gave me time to think. Ponder around how to achieve the visions I blogged yesterday. One of the things I’m going to do is give into myself more. For example, I’m a control freak. You wouldn’t know it to look at my house, which quite frankly, is a tip. This is because I spend a lot of time trying not to be a control freak as I don’t like the idea of it, it’s kind of not a friendly way to be. But I’ve decided to give it free reign for a while, to see if there’s a way of balancing the control with the friendly chilled me I imagine myself being.

I don’t know how this is going to work out. It may be a complete disaster. I’m definitely going to have shell shocked children. But I might get a tidy house out of it, so that would be a good thing, right?

I’m starting tomorrow with the hall…

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  1. LOL! Before I sat down to play on the laptop I cleaned parts of the kitchen which haven’t been done for ages. Our house is a complete tip at the moment (mostly due to changing bedrooms around again, and having new carpets being laid upstairs.) I’d love to have a clean and tidy home, but this will require a lot of decluttering and the kids hate getting rid of stuff! It’s a slow process, and I’m not even sure my efforts have much effect. But it makes me feel better 🙂 except when I’m branded a meanie for having inadvertently thrown away someone’s treasure…

    • I’m thinking we need to institute a rule where we all accept that for more things to come in, things have to leave. This is a small house and there are a lot of us in it. We’ve got to get more organised, and more ruthless!

  2. denying a large part of your instinctive nature & trying to repress it is not, I feel, the path to contentment. Channelling it so that it is useful however, while still not letting it negatively effect others, could be the way to go?
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  3. This post is my one blog fix with breakfast then I have to work. I agree that it’s a bit mean to be controlling of the mess during the day but when DD is winding down in the evening with a dvd or after she is in bed asleep I take half an hour to do a blitz of tidying and superficial cleaning (dishes in sink, bathroom basin, wiping surfaces and obvious smudges, a quick sweep where necessary). Then I feel I can sit down, usually to do more work on the laptop or prepping lessons, in a positive environment. Good luck with your new outlook.
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    • Thank you. It’s always difficult changing I think, but when it affects everyone, it’s going to have to be approached carefully.

  4. Oooh good luck with it!
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