My adventures into Motherhood
I’m homeless. We arrived back from our holiday to a flat that was still having works completed on it and we didn’t know where to go. It was a Sunday so our attempts to get a serviced apartment didn’t go very well at all. And after talking to our landlord, we ended up at the local hotel for a couple of nights while we attempted to sort out where we were going to stay for the remainder of the week and also who was going to pick up the tab. Cue many phone calls and wrangling with our landlord and her insurance to eventually find out that they wouldn’t cover anything and that we had to claim on our contents insurance policy, which was back at our apartment that has no hallway because all the floorboards had been ripped up in preparation for fungicide fumigation and replacing of the joists.
When you have a baby, you can’t just crash on someone’s couch and you have to think about all the equipment you have to take with you. Staying in a hotel room for any length of time also isn’t ideal because you have to eat dinner in the dark….very quietly…..while the baby sleeps at the foot of the bed. And having takeaways every night is probably not the best nutrition while you’re breastfeeding, or very cost-effective. In short, we were up a certain creek with no paddle.
And this is why I’m so grateful for my ante-natal friends because Tash and Cam came to our rescue and offered us their spare room for the week. As fellow parents (and antipodeans), they know and understand what it’s like to be so far from family and stuck with no place to go with a very small baby in tow. So thanks heaps Tash, Cam and Tyler for letting us crash at your pad and sharing your toys with Sofia.