So….. everyone’s allowed two off-days right? I did not wake up feeling fresh as a daisy on Saturday morning like I’d hoped, and so the day didn’t exactly go to plan. It turns out I had a bit of a cold as well as the general Mummy exhaustion, so I needed a bit more than the 5 hours sleep that I had managed to get, to recover fully. Luckily for me, I have an absolute gem of a husband, who despite being only slightly less tired than me, got up with the kids at 6am and left me in bed. Where I stayed for most of the morning. I know, I thought Mother’s Day had come a day early! I’d love to say it was blissfully relaxing, I really would, but that would be a lie. I mean, I was as relaxed as a Mum can be when all three of her children are still in the house. I did manage a bit more sleep in between having Ernie brought to me for feeds what seemed like every hour, having the girls run in and jump on top off me and put their COLD feet on me, and hearing the bangs and crashes and shouting and trying not to think about what state the house would be in when I got up. Mabel came in and I asked her what they’d been up to. ‘Well, Greta’s been watching paw patrol, Daddy is changing Ernie’s nappy, and I’ve been screaming about yoghurt….’ Ah, the Mummy lie in, almost not worth it, but not quite. If you’ve read the children’s book ‘Mr Large in Charge’ by Jill Murphy, it was basically that (if you haven’t then do because it’s a brilliant book).
I still wasn’t feeling too great when I got up, so we decided to cancel our plans for the afternoon and have a movie night instead. I brought the duvet down to the sofa, Greta and I microwaved some popcorn and we all snuggled up to watch Monster vs Aliens. By the time it had finished neither me or Carl could be bothered to cook so we ordered a Chinese. Mabel asked ‘do they eat chips in China then?’, And Greta filled up on prawn crackers. Currently I’m sat on the sofa with Ernie while Carl puts the girls to bed. I’m pretty sure he’s fallen asleep too, but I can’t decide whether he would want me to wake him or not. I think I’ll leave him a bit longer.
Now, I know I’m not going to win any prizes for photography with these photos, but I love them, because they just capture our family (including Dexter the cat) at our most ordinary, and that’s what it’s all about.
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