I’m in the middle of exams, and I say “I am” because I am stressing in solidarity with my teenagers. My home has been transformed into Pollsmoor, meaning no TV, Playstation, no playdates or friends visiting - so it’s really super quiet. The only stress relief for the boys being their physical exercise, training goes on as normal of course!
With our kids growing up, hubby and I find ourselves busier than ever, often driving in opposite directions to fetch and carry from sports or parties or playdates or whatever… After 19 years of marriage and 16 of them as parents, our lives literally revolve around children’s schedules and those first 3 free years a vague memory. As a family we eventually all meet up at the end of the day for dinner, at about 7:30pm each night - when they’ve done with their activities.
So when Sunday morning comes around, and the boys are off to madresa (muslim school) for a few hours, we get an early start doing actually anything from furniture shopping, to gardening, to browsing markets and expos. It’s so important to connect with each other, however brief, as life gets in the way and time passes by in such a haze. Husby and I chat about the week, reflect on things and just spend the time being together.
This lookpost is from one of those quiet mornings, when we were out scouting for some furniture pieces. It was a sweltering day, so the light maxi dress and hat proved to be uber comfortable.
Studio W dress (last year)
Country Road cardigan (old)
New Look wedges (own import)
Country Road Bag
Collete Hayman necklace & ring
Forever New earrings
Caio for now,