Still living in a box

…but on the other side of town. And it does feel like home even though we haven’t unpacked everything yet. (The photo is from our hallway, when everything was done for a brief while. Now it’s full of old boxes again, but at least we know what it will look like in the end, when everything is unpacked in all our rooms.)

There is the issue of having to drive the kids to and from school because the school closest to our new home is full. My husband is the one doing most of the driving, I just leave them or pick them up when he is working early/late, and when I do I take them there by bus so that I can easily change buses and go to work. It does take a lot more time than we used to spend on that part of the day, but I’ve actually found that taking the bus with my kids gives us a bit more quality time that we didn’t have before. We’re on the bus, no one is doing anything else than transporting themselves, so we talk. When we’re at home there are many other things to do, they usually aren’t that keen on telling me about their day. But on the bus, well, not much else to do, is there?

So even though it’s time consuming and costs more, I like this new routine.


About thereseastrom

A wife, mother of two, teacher and new, but firm, believer in minimalism. Trying to get all the pieces of the puzzle fit together.
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