Day 2: Maternity Leave

Obviously I outdid my self with my kitchen exploits on Thursday, you know, pumpkin soup and homemade bread rolls for dinner so I kept it real and decided on Pizza Hut for dinner and once again had dinner organised by 9.30am!  I am amazing.

Work cut off my public email so I was unable to do any work from home aside from what came through my new internal email.  It was a strange feeling, not having to do anything…………..but the floors.  I vacuumed and mopped the floors once Dave had left for the office.  One day of trying to work from home around nesting stir-crazy wife was obviously enough to send him running for the ‘normal’ people with desks and lanyards!

I did manage to leave the house yesterday to do the after-school pick up – freshly showered and dressed.  I’m going to admit to a bit of paranoia here, I found a rogue nit in E’s hair a couple of weeks ago so the kid has been fumigated in the shower multiple times to avoid an outbreak {there have been no more sightings thank god}.  So, after my morning cleaning-athon I jumped in the shower and thought I may as well treat my own hair just to be on the safe side you know?  Off I go to school, wet hair {somewhat stylishly I hope?} tied up in a top knot, positively reeking of nit shampoo.  I was sitting in the truck waiting for Ethan when one of his friends Mum’s comes over to see how things are going.  This lady and I are acquaintances at best, we share small boys and rugby in common and she was chatting away leaning in the drivers side window positively choking I’m sure of it, on the pesticide-like fumes emanating from my wet hair.  I could have died.

But then she invited E over for a playdate next week so maybe she just thought I had a pestilence problem in the truck or was really into huffing fly spray while pregnant.  Embarrassing.


One of the many things I have checked off my  l o n g  before-baby-to-do list was order some bloggy business cards.  I cashed in on one of Vistaprint’s trillion offers and my cards arrived yesterday.  Considering I spent 10 minutes on them and they cost $10 they are just fine.  BTW, I have no idea if lifestyle blogger is the correct terminology, it was all my addled head could come up with in the 10 minutes between dinner-ing and shower-ing the small child.  Next up is the Media Kit.

In other housewiferly news;

  • I am still pregnant
  • I am seriously considering washing the windows
  • I have run out of chocolate
  • It is International Go Skateboarding Day and Dave went skateboarding but couldn’t skate, too rainy, now he has sad face



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I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.

5 thoughts on “Day 2: Maternity Leave”

  1. Oh I know the paranoia surrounding anything ick like that! My home was hot washed tea tree oiled from top to bottom sheets towels all sterilised first case of ick worms.
    Like Lifestyle Blogger don’t know how I’d describe myself hmmmm and yes media kit must look into that. Sorry we missed you yesterday . . .

  2. I totally get the shock it is to the system when you're used to working all day to suddenly be at home – such an odd feeling to get used to – I did a super amount of cleaning in the first week (both times left work at 38 weeks) and then lucky the boys both came a week early otherwise I wonder how my mental health would have coped, think I'd have gone stir crazy! I also get the embarrassment of seeing someone when you really aren't feeling on top form – my best case was being hit up by ONE News in the Supermarket and ended up on the 6 o'clock news (when at home on a sick day with N and had gone to pick up some more milk). I had no make-up on and disheveled hair – I was mortified and no longer leave the house looking like that – just in case – ha ha!

    Love the business cards – I really should get around to it and the media kit too – sigh!

  3. Oh that strange feeling! Yay for business cards 🙂 i smiled at the window washing… Not pregnant but i do quite enjoy it!

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