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My name is Jenny and I'm going to be blogging about my home life. I live with my husband Dan in Cardiff UK, and I struggle with day to day life with my kids and being pregnant at the same time. I have to do housework, cleaning, dusting, weed the garden, do the washing, cook for everyone, get the kids ready for school, go out and do the shopping, it just never ends! This blog is an outlet for me in terms of my daily tasks, I can just post whenever I want or at least when I have a quiet minute to myself. Hmm, saying that I can't promise that I will posteveryday, but I will definitely try my best. I want to say hello to my best friends, Janine, Danika and Michelle, who have been there with me from the start, from school, the nursery and the sandbox. I am so grateful to have you guys, all your support means the world to me and I will never forget it. I will also never forget your emergency babysitting sessions when I really have things to do, I love to just get out sometimes even if it is down the benefits office. Speaking of benefits I hear the prime minister has signed an order to do away with anti social behaviour orders or asbos as they are more commonly known. I am not sure this is such a good thing especially since I live in a bad area myself, I honestly reckon it is another excuse to just have more budget cuts. Anyway, I am going off topic! But this government sometimes drives me round the bend! Thank god for my friends as I wouldn't be able to make it as a poor single mum without them. And I can't forget my guy friends either, James and Scott, my handymen always repairing the furniture desks, tables and drawers when they are flimsy. Haha, I love you too! In any case, I really think you have heard enough from me for now - I will keep you all updated and let you know how I'm getting on at least once a week. I would love to do it more often but I am pulled in so many directions you know ;-) Speak to you all soon, until later, Jenny .
Mess on My Brand New Leather Armchair
Today I have just found out about the UK benefits rehaul. I do think that the current system is far too complex, far too encouraging of staying out of work, so I agree that some changes have to be made; but at the same time I am cautious that these changes are simply an excuse to make huge cuts and make life for the nation's most vulnerable people even harder. Dan says it is the conservative party slowly going back to their old ways and taking care of their upper middle classes and upper classes most, and I have to agree with that. The VAT rise is going to hit the poorest hardest, as it is the greatest proportion of their income spent on taxable goods.
Anyway, the kids have been terrible of late, Dylan who is three years old is running about all over the place, I think he will make a great athlete when he grows older. And Scott, 4 is more of a couched potato and boy does he eat! Making such a mess all over the brand new leather armchair! I just bought it from Argos for over £700! I can't believe it and I can't exactly take it back to the shop for a refund as it's not their fault. Leather is easy to clean but his rice pudding went all down the sides. It's so difficult to clean when you're pregnant.
Thankfully Scott is at school most of the time - I'm really happy for him as he seems to be mixing very well, playing with all the kids in the sandbox. I love that age where they are all just so sociable and friendly with eachother. I miss those days of my own childhood. Scott's teachers are very pleased with him, he is normal and well adjusted which is a relief I must say, given the chaos of the house. I am, just as the teachers are, very pleased with his progress in english speaking and they tell me he's also quite good at painting and crafts too. In other areas they say he can go to the toilet without any problems (though I knew that without anyone telling me!) and he has a particular interest in the robot toys, which give me at the very least some good suggestions for christmas.
On the other hand Dylan hasn't been to school yet. He will start this coming september and I have to say I am slightly worried. I am concerned he will run into something and cause an accident, or he will be too energetic for the staff in the nursery to handle, or he will hurt another child, whether by accident or intentionally. I think academically he may even lag behind his peers unlike Scott, but in sports I think that's where he will shine in his school career. Of course it's too early to say at the moment, but judging on what he is like now that is how it will be. I feel a bit guilty for saying this, but I am quite excited to get him out of the house, at least during the day. It will be a lot less trouble and stress for me, as far as I am concerned. I'll keep you updated and will write soon, Jenny.
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