Camping and anxiety

We took the kids camping last week. I wasn’t sure how my two princesses would cope being away from WiFi and electricity, but they completely surprised me! They loved sleeping in tents and cooking on the tiny gas stove. Even when we got caught in a wind storm and one of our tents got ripped to shreds they treated it like a huge adventure.

Losing one of the tents meant that all 4 of us had to squish into the same tent, which would have been fine if it wasn’t for the hail and thunderstorms, bucketing rain and howling winds. And the fact that our tent is apparently not waterproof anymore. A year ago I would have demanded that we pack up and go home as soon as the first raindrop fell, but I surprised myself and enjoyed the chaos. I didn’t freak out when we got caught up the mountain in a thunderstorm and had to race back down to safety, I didn’t panic when the tent collapsed or when all our gear got wet. Instead we all just kinda got on and made the best of it. Honestly, it was one of the best family trips we’ve had in a while.

I don’t know if it was being surrounded by nature, or the fact that I’m so well medicated, or that I’m feeling so burnt out that I just couldn’t be bothered to care but I loved the whole chaotic experience.

Being a rugby widow

It was the first game of The Husbeast’s rugby season tonight (and his 5/6 “last season”).  I am not a huge fan of rugby simply because I have the attention span of a fruit fly, I cannot sit still for nearly 90 minutes.  The kids thoroughly enjoy going to watch their dad play.  They love running around next to the field, trying to identify The Husbeast  on the field, watching the other kids and of course, eating junk food (it was cold so they got hot chocolate tonight).  I get to watch a few minutes of the game, the rest of the time I’m changing nappies, traipsing off to the loo with the Princess, breaking up world war 279… you get the picture.  All in all it was a good first game, I survived without losing my marbles, the kids are both still intact and The Husbeast didn’t receive any debilitating injuries.  Yay us! Now we just have to keep our winning streak going for the rest of the season.