6:41 PM Sun-24-Aug-2014 -
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between dieting (err healthy lifestyling), study and work, I haven't really left the house much over the last few months.
I've been not only suffering serious cabin fever, as I really only seem to see the house, the school and the supermarket, but I've been suffering serious mummy guilt. My poor kids have been largely left to their own devices while I get on top of study and assignments the last few months. And it saddens me that there is no end in sight, as the study and work must continue.
So tonight, I decided to change things up a little. I needed to get out of the house, but also spend some time with the kids, as well as get in a little exercise. So, with a treat dinner of pizza in hand, we drove out to Huia. It was great having a picnic pizza dinner, and get to spend to quality time with my kids, where the TV couldn't deter anyone from talking. After a bit of a walk, and a play in the park, and game of tag began.
Its these moments, when chasing the kids around, I realise how unfit I actually am. But I pressed on, because, lets face it, no pain no gain right. I even managed to catch them a few times.
We definitely need to do it again. The kids had a blast tonight, and are already planning the next picnic dinner. So long as the weather plays along, Sunday night family picnics could be a new tradition.