Today we get to hear from a lovely mum in Australia. Engracia writes a beautiful little blog about her life called Lynwood Musings. (It's a daily read for me.) I have asked her to share a few things she does "when no one is looking." You are in for a real treat. Enjoy!
I'm a mum to two typical boys, from the moment they wake up (and that's around 6am) we're off and running. Every day is a hectic and frenetic collection of moments. Both boys are at preschool, but Luke goes 3 days and Jack 2 days, so I always have a boy that needs to be entertained and stimulated. We have so much fun, but there are times a Mama needs to do something just for her and no one else. So welcome to my secret little world of what I get up to when no one is looking ...
I can't leave the house without making the beds, oh the sight of a freshly made bed, I just love it. But sometimes, I can't resist it, I just love getting up on that bed and doing a few star jumps!
Dream about having a little girl and playing doll houses with her. My boys are into dinosaurs, trains, planes, cars, trucks, loud noises, soccer, cricketwhich a whole lot of fun. However, I'm quite girly so would have loved to play some of the games and toys I used to play with my sisters with a daughter.
Collect cows. I scour the internet, op shops, toy shops, homewear shops for cows. I just love them, they have the most beautiful soulful eyes.
Plan trips to exotic places, I love to get out our giant atlas and choose a place and then research it and work out how to get there and what to do there. I have a notebook with all my plans. I think I secretly want to write an adventure story of all my imaginary travels, some of them are to pretty wild places, like the Gobi Desert. A girl has to dream.
When my husband is out for the evening and the boys have gone to bed, I love having breakfast. I think it is quite decadent - fluffy golden eggs on crunchy sour dough, yummy.
I'm addicted to these lollies (candies or sweets) especially the snakes. I can eat a whole packet in one seating, in fact I hide them from everyone else so no one else can eat them!!
I keep notebooks of lists, scribbles, stories, poems, whatever pops in my brain. They are truly private and never for public viewing until I've passed on.
Finally, and I like to do this all the time regardless of who is looking. Smile and laugh.
Thanks Brooke for having me, it has been fun sharing some of my little secrets.
I know, she's lovely isn't she? xo