Today is the last day I have off work with my children before I return to work. I work as a Teaching Assistant and am in the last year of my teacher training (I get day release every Friday). I have such a busy year coming up and have spent the whole morning tidying the house in hope that it will take my mind of what is to come.
I am use to juggling work, university, my health and my twins but this year I have my dissertation at university which is 10000 words and I am due to start that within the next few weeks as well as 4 other modules! This on top of working full time and being a mum to twin toddlers can be overwhelming but I am so thankful that I do get these holidays off with them.
6 weeks really seems like a long time when you think about it but it goes so very fast. I think that this is because I feel that I can relax and enjoy every day at home which is rare during term time. I think over the next term until Christmas I need to be focussed on staying organised and on top of my university work and that will allow me not to feel overwhelmed by it! I have the exciting thought that next year I will get my own class and my twins will be in school themselves. Right now this seems like a lifetime away.
I have been back to work since my twins were 5 months old and I started university two weeks before their first birthday and I can not believe how fast the time has gone! Sometimes I feel guilty that I am not home every second of the day with them but on the other hand I feel that would not be healthy for me or for them.
The terrible threes are quickly becoming a thing- especially me having these six weeks off and I hope that getting them back into nursery will give them happiness and fun during the day! They also spend some of the week with my mum when they are not at nursery and they love spending time there! This term will be full of challenges, ups and downs but getting my thoughts together through writing helps my anxiety and worries of the future.
I hope that other mums/teachers can relate to how I am feeling and I would love to connect with others!
See you next time…