I’ve got the Boxing Day Blues

BOXING DAY BLUESIt could be because I drank too much or it could just be because I feel as if I’ve gained twenty pounds. Either way I woke up this morning feeling pretty deflated. I’ve spent weeks eagerly anticipating the arrival of Rory’s first Christmas, only for it to come and go within the blink of an eye. Now were on the wrong side of Christmas I can’t help but feel a touch of the Boxing Day blues.

One thing is for certain, it isn’t because we’ve had a bad Christmas. This year was by far the best for me since I was a child. Although Rory didn’t have a clue what was happening, it still made it all the more magical. Another highlight for me was NOT being pregnant. It meant I was able to overindulge on stilton and gorgonzola while attempting to drink my body weight in mulled wine!

Mulled wine + smelly cheese = happy Mommy 😆  

After much deliberation I’m putting my low mood down to my imminent return to work. Rory’s first Christmas was one of the remaining milestones I knew I would get to enjoy, whilst still on maternity leave. Still, now it’s over, I’m conscious that our time together is coming to a end.

BOXING DAY BLUESMe at  my Grandmas house one Christmas

Never the less, I’m determined to not let the impending doom cloud our last few months together! I’m aware it sounds as though I’m preparing for death (trust me some days that’s how it feels) however deep down I know it can’t be as bad as I fear. I’m extremely lucky to have been able to take a full year out of work. It goes without saying that at times it’s been hard, but if I could rewind and start again, I’d do it in a heartbeat!

In an attempt cheer myself up I’ve pulled together a collection of our festive pictures. It’s been a brilliant Christmas and certainly one I will remember forever! 

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  1. December 31, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    Some days we just wake up and aren’t into it all I think. Glad you were able to find a way to get out of your funk #thatfridaylinky

    • Mommyandrory
      January 4, 2017 / 10:10 am

      Thanks for reading Jeremy! I like your use of the word funk, great way to describe an off day!

  2. December 31, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    I’m glad to hear you had a good Christmas. Returning to work after maternity is never easy, so I completely get where you’re coming from. I hope your return works out okay. Have a great new years! Thanks for linking up to #TheFridayLinky

    • Mommyandrory
      January 4, 2017 / 10:08 am

      Thanks Emily. I’m sure it won’t be as bad as I imagine. I think it’s more the fear of the unknown. Thanks for reading xx

  3. January 11, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    The lengths adults go through to make happy memories for children who don’t even have a clue what is happening is kinda cute. Hahaha… And pretty soon they have no memory of it. But I think it is more for us than for them. It’s a good thing you have taken great pictures to remind Rory when he grows up what his first Christmas was like. 🙂
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