I know it can be hard to sit down and put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) so we’re off on a new tack with something I have inventively called (drum roll please)…The Questions.
If you don’t have a burning issue that you are desperate to get off your chest (please share those too though) and are just getting on with the day to day of family life – This may well be just your cup of tea. It is simply a list of questions about family life. All posts will be anonymous but provide a welcome and sneaky peak into how others do their day to day.
All questions are optional so you can pick and choose or miss as many as you like, and you can even add your own in if you want.
OK, I’m going to kick this off by answering them myself!
How and when does your child/children wake you in the morning
By charging into our bedroom and climbing into the bed with a massive teddy bear called Billy. If we do not wake up and start talking she immediately says “This plan isn’t working. It’s Good Morning time and you need to get up” It’s usually 9am if I’m lucky. 8am if I’m not. (I know I know… this is quite late..)
I was interested in adoption for many years but had no real knowledge of how to go about applying. I was under the impression it was a lengthy and difficult process and that may not come to fruition. I’m so proud to say we have managed it. It is by far the best thing I have done in my life.
From start of assessment to bringing your child home how long did the process take?
I think around 2 years.
How could it be improved?
I think it could easily be made quicker and they could add in some proper preparation for Introductions part of the process which I found quite overwhelming.
What has been the biggest surprise?
How totally fulfilling it is. I constantly have to pinch myself and my heart wants to burst with love.
How was the assessment process? Long but better than I had imagined. Some bits were weird; we were asked to wrote poems.
What’s your favourite thing to do together? My daughter and I like swimming, playing hide and seek in the park and doing eskimo kisses followed by butterfly kisses (Eyelashes tickling each others cheeks)
What makes you and your family laugh? Mostly our dog but also doing silly faces and voices. Putting each other’s shoes on is popular too.
The best thing about being a parent? Watching and nurturing a little soul.
The hardest thing about being a parent? Coming face to face with your own shortcomings.
The piece of wisdom you would pass on to a child? Make sure you laugh as much and as often as you can.
What time do you go to bed? Usually about 10.30 after falling asleep on the sofa.