Hi. Still alive, here. Working full(ish) time and coming home to be mama is SO HARD GUYS. Really truly a difficult thing. If I could decide again I would decide to not work at all this year. It would be different if Oli worked part-time or not at all, but as it is he's gone from 7am-3pm and some days 6 or 7pm so between the two of us our house is a disaster mess gross place with dust everywhere and the dishes are never done.
I get so aggressive about it too, like when Oli has free time I'm all "Why are you sitting down? What are you doing on your computer? Don't you know there is laundry to be hung and dishes to be washed?" because when I have free time I literally CAN'T relax until everything I can think of chores-wise has been completed, whereas Oli (and probably most husbands) can blissfully ignore them and watch a tv show or mess around on the internet. Which is his right. But it makes me so passive-aggressive and I HATE it (that is makes me passive aggressive). I don't wanna be that person.
Anyway, so... unemployment is on the cards for me next year. Or at least part-time worker.
Claudia recently had her modelling debut for a baby clothing catalogue called MapleLand. It was a fun experience, the money wasn't bad, and it will be neat to save the photos as memories.
Marcus is talking a lot, mostly in Japanese, but understands everything we say in Italian, English and Japanese. Pretty neat, seem like the multilingual thing is working out.
We booked flights to Canada from December 18th - January 2nd. Christmas and New Year's yaaaay! Freezing cold Canadian winter I haven't experienced in 7 years boooo! I am excited to take Marcus and Claudia tobogganing though, and New Year's Eve Oli and I can go out with my friends.
Uhh... that's it!