19 February 2013

Not Trying.






I am not going to try to blog.

There is too much going on.

I simply can't.

The kids are off, on half term.

There are two students to contend with, cook for and converse with when the kids are in bed.

I don't get any peace until 9pm on a good day.

Then there are messages to read, reply or react to.

Timelines to check.

Stats to celebrate or cringe over.

There are two blogs.  Too much to do.

Perhaps posts to read in my reader.

I could try tomorrow, but what's the point?  It's far too stressful with the maniacal three year old and a grumpy seven year old, who, with my attention, seem to transform into quite coherent and polite little beings and who, without it, make my life miserable.  Who can blame them?

It's difficult to blog from down the beach, while they're out on their scooters or on their bikes.

So I'm not going to try.

I could blog while they're watching a film, but I'll just load the dishwasher, empty the washing machine, stick it all on the airier, get dinner on, sweep up the mess, clear up the kitchen, have a look at Twitter on my 'phone, pour a glass of wine, consider ironing, decide against it, put their bikes in the shed, tidy that a bit, make a couple of calls, take another look at Twitter and before you can say 'Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium' my 'free' time will be over!

Of course, if my bum could hit a seat, that would be enormously helpful, but we all know that a child will instantaneously climb upon their mum, should one ever dare do such a thing and there's weeks worth of 'Africa' to catch up on anyhow, in the light of the possibility of said miracle, if I can remember where the TV that I never watch is actually located.

I remember the lovely Grenglish writing an entire post once about not having the time to blog and I completely understand, she's absolutely right.

There's too much going on.


No-one will miss me.


I simply can't.

I'm not going to try to blog.

Thank you to those of you who have nominated me in the Best Family Life Blog and Best Blog categories in the MAD Blog Awards.  It's sincerely appreciated.  None of this would be the same without you!

35 comments:

  1. Quite a funny and interesting blog . . about not being able to blog.

    Duh! Oh I see what you did there!!

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  2. Ha ha ha ha ha.
    Because I have had a "sleepover" at your house and have met said students, said 3 year old and said 7 year old, I can TOTALLY relate to what you are saying.
    Yes Aaron gets very naughty too, when he is trying to get my attention.
    But he is actually happily on my knee whilst I type this but he is watching Pirates on Disney Junior :-)
    xx

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    1. Yes it has to be experienced to be believed, but do you see what I mean - he is on your knee while you are sitting down and typing?! xx

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  3. hehehehe, am glad to hear I am not the only one then! I am the most inconsistent blogger there can possibly be. One week I might post every day and then not find a minute to sit down for another 3! Sounds hectic, just concentrate on sitting down and having a glass of wine for now... you can always blog later. We'll all still be here waiting when you do :-)

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    1. Heaven know when I'll get around to it ;) Cheers!

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  4. hehe but you see thats what these midnight hours are for are they not? x

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    1. It seems so! But they'll be up v early and I'll be the grumpy one then!

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  5. ha! Brilliant post. I'm just glad blogging wasn't around when mine were that age as I'd have been permanently frustrated at not having the time to do it. I still don't have the time but I can't blame the kids - just too much on my plate!!

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    1. Yes, it's frustrating, but they're growing up so quickly and it's easy to miss it. You're always worth waiting for. XX

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  6. I'm not trying either. And succeeding. :)

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  7. Hmm. I see your problem. Perhaps part of it is that blogging is so very much more fun than housework.

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    1. You're right! No wonder you're doing it every day!

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  8. Feeling a bit that way myself! Have a great week.

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  9. A wonderful blog post about time. You had me completely in agreement, until you said you wouldn't be missed, of course, you would be.

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    1. You are so kind! Thank you, Catherine xxx

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  10. Very clever of you .... made me giggle. Half term is a good time to take a break from it all! I'm not blogging this week - writing all my posts for One Week (next week) instead - and anyway, there haven't been that many bloggers posting this week, it would seem. X

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    1. I'm taking lots of pics for #oneweek while we're out and about. heaven knows how many'll get published, but the thought is there ALOT! Who can blame anyone this week? :)

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  11. LOL!!! very good!! I might be writing a post about the fact that I'm not writing at the moment due to having had eye laser surgery......but maybe that might be against the terms of my recovery which involves me limiting my online time..... ;-0

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    1. Goodness Gem. Geddoff! Wish you better XXX

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  12. Exactly, just that, what you said. I've just got so many ideas this week and not enough time. Great post.x

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    1. Glad you're making notes then! Thank you. :)

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  13. Agghh, my comment disappeared before I'd finished... hope you don't end up with two from me. Anyhooo, I was saying how I had been fretting about not blogging this week, then read your post and realised that so many of us are in the same boat, or rather, looking after our children during half-term. Still I am looking forward to getting my blog-on next week.

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  14. See you on the other side of half term then, two sleeps til school!

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  15. OMG, I don't know how you do it! Half-term is almost over...huge sigh of relief all round.

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  16. fab post ! I think you descibed my life this week - and most people's who have been on half term.

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  17. Hehe ahh but then how will you feed your blogging addiction? I am so addicted. I keep telling myself this all the time and then sit there at some ungodly hour laughing at my own post because everything seems funnier at such a late hour! (Please don't ever stop blogging!)

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