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Goodbye Desert, Hello Country

Goodbye Desert, Hello Country!

our street

So after staying with my parents then A’s for a total of more than 3 months we moved into our new home on Queensland’s Gold Coast.  My New Year’s Resolution was to simplify, and we have certainly done that over the first quarter of the year.  Without even a chair to sit on we are living in our new, lovely but empty home still living out of the suitcases we left Dubai with in November.  We have nothing here, A & CJ drive to the shop for milk in the morning as we don’t have a fridge & A is doing our washing at his parents or by hand, we’re eating off plastic plates & sleeping on air beds.  How little we actually need!  In just a few more weeks our container will arrive & the house will be full again, full of all our possessions, our stuff, our treasure or our junk?!  It’s going to be lovely but we know now that it is extra to what we need.  We don’t need much.

Just a day after we came down here CJ, who had decided he was ready, started Steiner kindy 2 days a week.  I will treasure the memory forever of him heading off with his Dad in the car with the window down giving me the thumbs up & calling to me in excitement “it’s my first day of kindy mum!!!”.  He was so ready & he loves it.

CJ ready for his first day @ kindy

too exciting!

My newborn wont be able to be called a newborn much longer, she is almost 3 months old.  I have tried as I have with the other two, to suck in each day & each moment as much as I can.  I’ve tried to remember to take big smells of her deliciousness, to spend a lot of time looking at her tiny body & breastfeeding & kissing her as often as possible.  I love wrapping myself around her in bed & noticing how she literally grows over night & there is a slightly bigger baby next to me each morning.  Oh she is beautiful (& chucked over my shoulder snoring as I type this with my one left hand).  I do admit AO is by far our ‘hardest’ baby, she is a fussy/sensitive wee thing & a cranky bum but I feel so bonded & close to her.

Miss MC is at a funny age/stage, trying out more words & trying to assert herself.  She pulls off her wet nappy wherever she may be but isn’t quite ready to get her nappy off before she needs to go.  I can see she feels a bit neglected & CJ can be nasty to her so she is quick to tears at the moment.  She is also still very much her smiley happy self,  laughing & talking to people.  So we have really been enjoying kindy days too!

Springbrook, Gold Coast Hinterland

A loves his new job.  And I can see we are all going to enjoy our time here.  I have made a conscious decision to start enjoying every day of my perfect life.  It is perfect because it is what we’ve got.  I already miss the Middle East that I spent so much time complaining about, the grass is always greener.  The Gold Coast has a good feel to it & the air is so fresh after the dust & dirt of the desert.  This new chapter feels great.


Add comment March 26, 2010

& out the other side

Since Christmas CJ has been a new man.  We still have our moments, sometimes often, but something has changed.  A few months ago I had the saddest day when I was leaving the house & I thought ‘this just isn’t fun anymore’ it was hard work to do anything, stay at home, get dressed, get ready, go out, go to sleep, whatever.  I always felt like crying & like I had done something to cause the behaviour.  Lately the fun & joy have returned, everyday is fun again!


So after getting through the toughest patch of parenting I’ve faced yet & realising not only can I cope but once again I love taking care of my son… everything changes.  We have a new housekeeper,  this was going to free me up a bit to focus more on the bubs & forget about the house & to study.  This year I’ll be doing 2 Massey papers, working on my LLL accreditation & a DONA (doulas of north america) course.  Then this morning I got a call from the Montessori nursery/kindy to say there is a place for CJ  starting next month.  So I am overwhelmed today, to school or not to school.

The pros – *it is very hard to get a place in ANY school/kindy here & this is the only one I feel comfortable with.  *He might love it.  * He can stay there for KG1 & 2 so no rush into ‘big school’.

The cons – *I’m not sue I am ready & wonder if he is too young.  *I’m not sure he’s ready.  *It’s bloody expensive.

This year is bringing changes. It feels new.

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