Chapter 46: The horror of bedtime

My daughter, my funny, cute adorable daughter… Is a huge pain in the backside when it comes to getting her to go to sleep. I wish there was a reliable parent manual out in the world somewhere.

I just got her into bed and it’s already a bargaining game with her. First, she wants to watch her tablet for bedtime, it’s a school night so no. Then she wants a bedtime story, which is what she gets every night. Her favourite is Aladdin, but 3 sentences in and she interrupts me.

“Daddy, is Aladdin going to be at my birthday party?”

“No, sorry beautiful he lives too far away”

“Oh, can I go see Aladdin? I like him”

“Of course, when you’re older”.

It’s so sweet but it’s all ploys to keep herself awake. She would interrupt me every few paragraphs asking me questions or telling me things. In the end, I just closed the book and told her we could cuddle until she falls asleep.

And we’ll, now I’m sitting on the sofa as she decided to keep playing instead of trying to sleep. And I’ve still got stuff to do so yeah, I’m not playing when it’s bedtime. Kids are tough cookies.

Chapter 41: Time Off of Work.

My wife has something called Fibromyalgia, I think I’ve mentioned it before but I don’t remember now annoyingly.

For those not bothering to click the link, it’s… So, remember the most intense pain you have ever felt, maybe a fractured bone, or even giving birth. Well, that’s what Fibromyalgia sufferers feel constantly on a daily basis. My wife largely gets the pain in her legs and back, although she has had the pain pretty much all over her body.

Anyway, I’ve been taking a lot of time off of work to help out where I can at home. Even something little like taking my daughter to school helps ease some of the stress off of my wife. We are worried about me possibly losing my job but at the same time, would I want to work for a company that would force me to choose?

My family comes first, always, but does that include financial reassurance?

Chapter 38: Late To The Game

I started blogging over a year ago now and sitting down today, it seems weird to me that I’ve only made 38 posts. Things have become more hectic thanks to the addition of another screaming, pooping human being (I love you son). So anyway, I started a year ago and immediately heard about Blogtober from another blogger called The Lady Prince, and now I’ve only just remembered it.

It’s late I know but I’ll start from now and try my best to catch up!

I’ve been looking at ways to cheaply make films, from budget equipment to finding locations. I’ll create some future posts discussing people I have been following so anyone can go check them out. A lot of my time has been spent looking at upgrading my phone to one with a decent enough camera, just to at least put my foot into filming.

Most websites or blogs I’ve checked out generally recommend using a budget professional camera or they tend to just talk about the newest expensive phones, so for now I’m just flicking around and trying my best to find something affordable but good.

Also, there are a few other things I have to look into, like lights, microphones, sound recorders etc. I’ll talk about some more of these tomorrow!

Chapter 34: Working

Today? Today is my birthday! 32 years old! Anyway, let’s move on.

I’ve been at my new job for 3 days now (had to work today). Let’s discuss the job as vaguely as I can, I’m working in a similar job that I previously had. The hours are longer (10 hours a day, 5 days a week) but the money is better. The people are incredibly nice and welcoming, random people come up and ask how I’m finding it or just general chit chatting.

But, it’s hard not to compare it to my old job. And unfortunately, they aren’t the same. I miss the people I spent 10+ years together with. I miss the sense of closeness to bosses, how many bosses shake their employee’s hands every morning and evening when you leave? I get it, I’m just whining about a time in my life I won’t get back. And yes I know that things like that will occur at a new place, everything takes time blah blah.

There’s also the time I’m missing with my family now, I’m no longer able to take my daughter to school because of the early start time. It’s so early that I can’t even wake her up to get ready like I used to. I miss spending that time with her, I loved walking her to school and running around after her. Now? I get about an hour and a half with her when I get home, then its off to bed for her.

I’m hoping things improve or…? Another job? Getting used to it all? I guess I’ll just see what happens.