Schools Back

School Has Gone Back

For that I am into two minds about…..

I am glad that the house is quieter during the day, but also at the same time sad that it is quiet.

Does that make sense? Not sure if does, but it is what it is.

I love being busy, and having the five boys at home sure keep me busy. But I also love the quiet times.

Take yesterday for instance. It was NOT one of my good days. I was low on energy and then the boys picked up on that and became even more loud, even more boisterous then normal. Which soon became like a never ending circle….me trying to keep calm (which did not last for long) with the boys becoming even more difficult to get back down off the ceiling.

You may laugh but it is not a funny matter.

I had pleaded with David take at least one of the boys with him to a conference in Brisbane that he was attending but he did not really understand my “Please don’t leave me home with five boys by myself today as I am so very tired!!” pleading…pleading.

So here I was trying to take deep breathes while they ran through the house, stirring and teasing each other. To which they thought was so very funny. I even (silly me!!) asked my second oldest to clean out the fridge for me…for which would be a job that he would be payed for.  It was all going really well, until he thought it would be funny to get a capsicum out of the fridge and proceed to throw it through the house. Of course the said capsicum did not stay intact…in fact it ended up in three different rooms of the house 🙂

While I was taking double breathes…..and trying my hardest not to cry, the same gorgeous child then decided cleaning out the fridge was way too boring….left the fridge door ajar and went out the back yard to tie his younger brothers bike up a tree as a “silly joke”. Will that was when I really lost it….I am sorry but no deep breathing would work this time.

I let rip…..”please take the bike out of the tree” at the top of my voice.  Second oldest was not happy with being pulled up for his so called “Joke”. I was at my wits end, so what did I do? Stuck my bum in the air…head down and cleaned out the fridge. Well it needed to be done and it was the only way I could think of to cool down 🙂 Oh and had a good cry!!

So at the end of the day…the house was finally cleaned. The kids were feed and I let David have it!! Not sure if he was game enough to come to bed last night as I went to bed early, and he was left to get his own dinner.

Today was a better day….So much better.

David did not even have to ask if he should take some of the boys shopping with him….he just let me know that he was taking two of them!!

I did not ask any of them to help with cleaning the house…..actually I did not even try to clean the house.

Today I let it all go….and for that I am smiling.

Smiling and thinking, tomorrow is another day.

Oh and its Monday, which means schools on again!

Love sent to all the families that have children as fun as ours, and to all parents that stay as sane as me:)



Its A Caravan World!

Caravan show in Brisbane.

Yesterday (Monday 8th June) David and I took four of the Woody Boys to the Caravan Show In Brisbane.

Where we got to drool over all the wonderful caravans. We got to see the good, the bad, the ugly and the down right tacky. There was such a variety of quality of vans. From going inside to the top of the line, to the next shed where the vans are massed produced so they lack detail. To heading outside where the vans are budget line, and it shows.

The first shed had the best of the best of all of the Caravans. Top quality, with fine precise details. Quality layouts, Quality fittings and quality material. You can see that the Caravans have been given special attention, right down to how the wielding  looked on the outside.  Caravans in that shed cost more, but you know that you are getting the top of the line that will last forever.

Woody Boys Delights.

Our four Woody boys were in heaven….in and out of every single van they came across. It was like watching them looking for chocolate at Easter time. They were so hyped up, checking out the layouts, comparing the one they saw to the one before. It was actually very funny to watch and see their faces. We soon could tell which ones they liked compared to which ones they did not like!!!

Kyle and Cameron even got to have balloons made into shapes from a balloon guy while we checked out the Surf Life Savers prize that was on display. A huge Truck with a fifth wheeler, that is going to be drawn on the 17th June, which the Woody’s are going to win because Cameron brought a ticket.

Oh I forgot to mention that. Cameron wins no matter where we go or what we do. If there is a ticket for a raffle, and it has his name on it, then he almost certainly wins it!!!

He wins raffles at school, CD’s from Paul Blackburn The Mental Toolbox Workshop, chocolate from that competition at the moment where every mars bar has one in six win (he won three in one day)  and lots more. He has the Secret Working for him. He tells us “Mum/Dad I am going to win this….” He tells everyone…”I am very lucky”.

Here are some photos from The Caravan Day Out…..

Gym (locker room) made out of a caravan

Gym (locker room) made out of a caravan

I took this photo for my older son Hayden…he is sport mad but could not come with us on Monday because he had to go to work. Its a Retro Caravan Turned into a trophy/gym/locker room.

Here are Four of the Woody Boys:)

Cameron Woody (was meant to be our baby!)

Cameron Woody (was meant to be our baby!)

Baby of the Woody's with his dog Balloon. Baby of the Woody’s with his dog Balloon.
Nicholas Wood

Cheeky Grin Nicholas Wood

Woody Teenager Who does not like the Camera!!

Woody Teenager Who does not like the Camera!!

Did You get to see the Caravan Show In Brisbane?  What was your favorite Caravan?

Stay Safe, Happy and Well, and keep on smiling.

It’s the only way to stay Sane while Raising five boys!!

Lisa Wood:)

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