So this week my wife has taken both children out for the day twice. This is a first for either of us and has given her a lot of self confidence which is good. I haven’t managed to take a trip out on my own with both my daughters yet as the youngest is exclusively breastfed and is still unpredictable with timings of her feeds. However, I was quite happy to get on with some task that have been out on the backburner.
Time to get out the chainsaw!
With this free time I have been able to do a lot of gardening which has been necessary for quite a while. This includes cutting down a pretty large sycamore. It felt rewarding to get the chainsaw out and cut down the sycamore which had been blocking light from an old oak tree.
It was hard work, but it felt really good being able to do something without having to worry about rushing in to attend to one of the children. I think my wife also really enjoyed her alone time with the children and will hopefully have gained some confidence to take them both out in future.
Especially as there is a big list of jobs that need doing, that will be difficult to do whilst looking after children.
- Dig up a flower bed and plant it
- Lay a patio
- Protect and stain 2 garden sheds
- Put a new felt roof on one of the sheds
- Clear, chop and chip the wood from the sycamore tree
- Check the guttering
- Strip and re-varnish the exterior window frames
And this list is just for outside!!! my wife might have to take them away for a month or two to let me finish this list and get all the interior jobs done.