What’s shaking kids?

I’m pretty sure I have finally shrugged off the funk that has settled over me for the last month, thank god {collective sigh of relief heaved in this house}.  The daily grind, injected with some super busy commitments wore me down for a while there.  I felt locked up tight by The Routine and the anxiety that was imminent after any deviation.  Finding joy, happiness and even laughing had become too hard for a while there.

Strange how the remedy was something that I had been dreading, something I had humphed over as just-another-thing-I-had-to-do.

Dave had volunteered me to cook in the kitchen at the Rugby Club.  I was freaking dreading it.

The Pros: A little bit of pocket money, get out of the house, socialize {somewhat?  Would you like onion on your burger?}, a minor commitment that’s only once in a while, hang with other cool rugby club peeps who I actually really like.

The Cons: Leave the house, deep fryer duty, smelling like I’ve been deep fried, trying to figure out how we would deal with Nixon while I was gone {still BFing}.

Turns out, I had heaps of fun!  The kitchen crew are awesome, the time flew by, I got to chat with adults, I was home after 4.5 hours, Nix didn’t wither away, and though my pocket money is already gone – it was appreciated!

Those pesky old comfort zones aye.

I hate it when Dave’s right.




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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.

4 thoughts on “What’s shaking kids?”

  1. Don't hit me, but…I'm gad your Dave was right 🙂
    Sometimes (especially as breastfeeding mamas) we over-think these things, and believe things will TURN TO HELL if we're gone for more than half an hour…but they don't, and even if they did…mobile phones are pretty handy.
    Here's to more brave moments xxx

  2. Yay for coming up for air! Such a great feeling and glad you can see the light and are having fun! x

  3. So happy to hear this Melissa. Hate it when the husband is right though huh!? lol. And have to agree with what Ange said up there… and remember this myself in future months, I'm always too certain that the "baby needs me"! 🙂 xxx

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