I’m now 3 days into being a stay at home Dad, as Thumpah started back to work on Monday. Our holiday seems a long way off now, even the last few days in Wales with John & Shirley – more of which anon…

For the moment my days are taken up with keeping a little man called Rémy happy – I’m now taking my first tentative steps into looking after the little guy and also speaking a lot more English to him. There have been moments when I’ve wondered in what order I have to do things during the day, but I’m proud to say that I’ve managed to deal with him and also mow the lawns and cut back a hedge over the last couple of days. Of course, he is with me in his pram and as the last few days have been sunny (but cold) he has been well wrapped up and wheeled into a shady part of the terrace or garden.

I’ve also got my sleep pattern back – instead of going to bed at 2 or 3am as before, and which I’ve been doing for about 18 months now, I’ve got it to 11 or 11.30pm. I feel a lot better for that – as previously I would get a bit depressed and pretty irritable. Dealing with Rémy I can’t afford to get like that – and I now value my sleep as I am fairly busy during the day. Although if I’m lucky and he sleeps during the day I have a bit of time to get a few things done.

The main thing is that he is sleeping his nights – so we both get a full nights sleep, with the exception of last night when he woke up at about 5am.

With that… I’m off to bed.

Bonne nuit!

0 Replies to “*Yawn*”

  1. Thanks Pat – I’m gradually getting into the swing of things. I intend taking things easy for now (if that’s the right term), so I can get used to his routine and wants.

    Usually he naps in the morning, but yesterday he proved me wrong there. Then of course, I have to work round him. He’s been bathed and fed this morning – now he’s napping. 🙂

  2. Glad to hear that Remy sleeps through the night and that you’re comfortable speaking to him in English in a Francophone country! Go ahead and read him lots of books and sing him lots of songs and recite lots of nursery rhymes in English too!

  3. Thanks Sarah – for the minute I’m still with Baa Baa Black Sheep – but we have a few English books to read that we bought while we were in the UK.

    I was passed some DVD’s too and so far Balamory seems to be a favourite.

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