My story with Dave, the kids, Cooper, VW's & rugby

A full day of work, then more

As you’ll all know, I run a really busy search marketing and web development company with Dave and its pretty none stop at work all day, and I always leave work with a full “to do” list for the next day which constantly grows.

I tend to leave work around 4.30pm so that I can go and sort the kids out and there starts the second shift of the day. I won’t stop doing stuff at home until about 8.30 – 9pm when I can finally sit down, watch a bit of tv and have a glass of wine. Whether its making tea for the kids, cooking tea and Laura and I (Dave has his own BodyChef food to eat which is all prepared), tidying up and doing some washing, sorting out the pets, making sure homework is done, sorting the kids bath out, and getting the bedtime routine underway.

For those that don’t know we have a new member of the household, our 17 year old niece who has recently joined the local school in the sixth form. She lives with us through the week, going home on a Saturday for her part time job and returning to us on Sunday. So we now have 2 young boys and a teenage girl under our roof so its busy and hectic but great fun.

Tonight was a typical night, as homework beckoned. Miles has just started secondary school so he gets daily homework, and Laura always has piles to do for her A Levels. A snapshot of tonight was Miles having to revise his French which brought back lots of the language I thought I’d forgotten, then onto Geography and making a model of an island which showed the height contours of the land – so lots of cutting and painting of cardboard, and then I helped Laura with her General Studies about the United Nations and Geneva Convention involvement in the Libya conflict.

When I am helping out with the homework, giving advice, or checking answers, I feel like I am regaining my education too. It’s like going on a refresher course and starting back at the basics of the main high school subjects. Its pretty time consuming but I love it and I have always said that if I wasn’t running Bronco I’d be a teacher.