So I’ve decided that I’m going to be teaching Alex not to grow up, because it’s a trap. Things always looked so easy to the grown ups when I was a kid. They always had it easy, doing what they wanted, when they wanted. Being able to drive themselves places whenever they felt like it. Being able to buy what they wanted.
Now I know that it wasn’t like that at all. That underneath it all they were struggling to keep it all together. Being a kid was the easy bit. I wished I’d been able to hold on to that part of my life for just a little while longer. Instead, I’ve grown up, got a job, got a mortgage, bills and debt. We have to try our hardest to make sure that we have enough money put aside in case anything goes wrong. Take Sunday as an example. We were supposed to have a lovely lazy Sunday, and instead a pipe in our house burst and turned our kitchen into a paddling pool! The water wouldn’t stop and we had to call an emergency plumber out. For about 15-20 mins work he took home a tidy sum of £200. Don’t get me wrong, I am super grateful he was able to come otherwise I don’t know what we would have done. But £200? I know for sure he’ll be having a nice Christmas!