12 September 2006

Where I was and what I was doing

20 years ago
I started my last year in high school, and moved to my mother's place to stay for 6 months because my dad was away studying. I'd been living with him alone since I was 12, but since there were just a few kilometres separating their homes it wasn't that big a change. Except for the curfew rules...

15 years ago
I'd just returned from summer school in Thessaloniki, where I'd gone straight from my ancient Greek studies. Now I returned to do Latin, and was taking notes in Greek. Fat lot of help that does me now if I want to check out some Latin!

10 years ago
We were newly-weds dancing the days away. And working? Yeah, I guess we must have been.. And planning that we'd have somewhere between 4 and 10 kids (seriously).

5 years ago
We did have between 4 and 10 kids... After one year joint maternity & paternity leave, I spent this autumn home alone with the quads (Jakob being in kindergarten). The first day I cleaned the entire house. (Admittedly a smaller one than we have now.) The second day I went for a long walk - with three in the special pram and one on my back. From the third day onward there was always at least one sick(-ish), and I don't think I left the house until my hubby had another 5 months paternity leave from March... Not the 7-8 months I'd rather repeat. (Did you know that with 4 babies, the first one will wake up when the last one is put to bed...)

1 year ago
I was enjoying working life as a legal secretary (here in the lift at my old job) , still contemplating whether I ought to quit, though, so I could spend more time at home when the quads started school. And I was still high from our holidays in Crete in May, so I lived through the winter!

1 month ago
Still holidays :) Just back from Denmark.

Yesterday
Home, working, dinner, blogging, you know how it works...

Update: Yes, Julie, we did talk about 50 kids. At least. At one stage. But only because I wanted to name one son Ossian (admittedly, long before we knew we were having any...), and hubby said - ok, son no. 50 can have that name...

5 comments:

Julie said...

Jeg mener a huske at dere snakket om 50! Husker du ikke at dere skulle kalle den 50.sonnen for ett eller annet som du likte, men ikke onkel Hakon ;) hihi.. Hva var det navnet igjen?

kimananda said...

I must confess that the idea of maybe having quads makes me question if I want kids at all...that must have been unimaginable hard work! I await your comment telling me that it was all worth it. Not that I think I'll have quads, but they do say multiple births is more common for older women....

Scholiast said...

Yes, Kimananda - it is worth it, just see. But it is also a lot of work, I wouldn't recommend quads unless you have one child first - it's not for beginners ;)

Jacky said...

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Scholiast said...

That's fine, Jacky, unfortunately I don't understand any of what you're writing on your blog...