This isn't really meant to be a proper post. Today was such a busy day I haven't had chance to sit still really. I just wanted to share a few things.
When I got home from work this evening both my girls were in their pyjamas. For the first time I gathered them both around me smelling sweet and delicious from their fruity bubblebath and read them both the same story. Impossible only a short while ago as This Baby's attention span was too short. Tonight she listened. And didn't try to rip or eat the book. And it was lovely. A real reward.
Each week on a Friday I buy That Baby a small gift. This week she asked me if she could have some chalk in all the colours of the rainbow. I found her some and she was so happy, declaring me "the best Mumma ever". I love how such little things please her.
Earlier I got a text from an unknown number letting me know that this was their new phone number. I didn't recognise the name of the sender. It took me an age to realise that this was a message from my Sister in Law using her grown up name. I love the fact that I get to call her by her childhood name as though I'd known her all her life. It makes me feel like a real part of my husband's family.
That Baby had colouring pen all over her fingers this evening. I asked her if she'd been colouring at school. "No Mumma" she said "I've been making you a Mother's Day card, but it's a secret and Daddy says I mustn't tell you". So innocent!
Speaking of Mother's Day, I don't really want gifts from my darlings, a card and a cuddle is lovely (any excuse) but plenty. Every year my Mum buys something small, gives it to Mr Husband and tells him to give it to me "from him and the children". I am not supposed to know about this either. But I do, and I think it's lovely.
It was Bring Your Mummy to School day this week at That Baby's school. Loved spending the morning with her on her turf. Pottering around with playdough and jigsaw puzzles and interacting with her friends was lovely. And I didn't embarrass her! Except for the bit where I accidentally banged my bottom on a table corner and it hurt A LOT. Apparently her friends thought that was very funny though. Winner!
That's everything! Right, to bed. Goodnight all xx