Phew! The end of Jury Duty and back to Normality

I am freeeee! No more Jury Duty and thank goodness for that. I have to say  that I wasn’t looking forward to Jury Duty but hoped that it would be better than I feared. But nope, it was awful. I got put on a really horrible and difficult case on day 1 and spent over a week listening to all of the horrible details and then being locked in a room deliberating with the rest of the Jury.

I obviously can’t go into any details, it wasn’t the worst case imaginable as no children were involved, but it was pretty nasty and just awful. So yeah, not enjoyable in the slightest.

The positive outcome of the week though, was that Monkey did so well being looked after by the various grandparents and Daddy. All of our preparation paid off as it just went so smoothly from day 1! We had thought that by the end of the week it may be starting to take it’s toll, especially as he had a cold, but he had a really lovely time with hubby’s parents on Thursday and Friday. Monday was my last day of Jury Duty and even though he was with daddy he did have a slightly grumpy day. Whatever the reason for that though I am just so relieved to getting back to normal!

This morning was tumbletots, and then we met some friends at a local park and made some plans for the rest of the week. He’s now asleep so I have done some baking (just flapjacks) and other bits and am now blogging. Ahhhh so happy to be back to my mundane, normal, happy little life! I am so lucky to be able to spend my days having fun with my Monkey and baking and looking after the house. While part of me did enjoy using my brain for something more demanding, I think the horrible subject matter just pushed me back to my happier normal existence of being a stay at home mum. While I know that any job I had would not be that horrible, the whole experience has really not made me want to change things and go back to work, not yet at least.

The good thing about it though, or things, was that Daddy really enjoyed spending time with Monkey and I think that both sets of grandparents are now more confident about looking after Monkey without me there. I am not saying I am going to ask them to do it all the time or anything, but if they wanted to take him out for a couple of hours now and then, we all know that he would love it and that we he shouldn’t miss me too much 🙂 which is really nice as I really want him to grow up being close to his grandparents. We are lucky to all live so close and I really want to make the most of it. We lived miles away from my grandparents growing up, and while we saw my Mum’s parents pretty regularly, my Dad’s mum lives in Oz so I have only ever met her once. I would really like Monkey to have a really close relationship with his grandparents, and I think we are off to a great start!

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