I know that I spend too much time on my computer and not enough time doing housework.
I know that I am dreading the arrival of another Brisbane summer. I hate the humidity and cannot function properly. But we do have a lovely air-con this year that works properly.
I know that bribery works very well when it comes to my children cleaning up their rooms. I am listening to the busy noises of four kids in Hannah's room as I type and it is all for a $2 toy each.
I know that I am insanely busy and for the majority of the time I am just hanging on by my fingertips.
I know that when all my kids have grown up and have lives of their own and I have nothing much to do all day, I will miss these days terribly.
I know that I am a far more relaxed mum than I was 8 years ago.
I know that if anything is missing or lost then it has gone under the lounge. It is a black hole for things. Even things that go missing from downstairs at the far end of the house, will be sucked in and be found underneath the lounge.
I know that a day doesn't go by when I don't miss my mum.