So, some days go perfectly; children up at a reasonable hour, everybody eats their meals without bartering,bribery or the need for the aeroplane, naps are painless that is to say no#2 goes down with next to no fuss and sleeps between 1.5-2 hours (x2), some playing occurs as well as some cleaning/chores and in general you survive the day, still smiling at the end of it and not counting down the seconds till bedtime for both you and the children.
Some days are a disaster from the off, up far too early, resulting in a disrupted nap schedule and meal times,cranky baby, tired mummy, chaos in general, literally willing the husband to walk in the door.
Today was a good day! Wasn’t sure it would be as no#2 was up at 6 (as I’ve said before, life in this house doesn’t start till 7 and I refuse more often than not to get out of my bed till after the clock chimes that seventh bong) I was feeling shattered after a less than perfect night, despite the fact that I am only feeding no#2 once a night now (as of last Monday, hurrah!) that doesn’t mean to say she doesn’t try her luck and last night she woke at around 3 (after being fed at 1ish) and then again at 5 (I was not going to get up then!) so a pretty disturbed sleep. Of course it was the husband that had to go and sleep another hour on the sofa….not impressed was I.
After a rather grumpy (both me and no#2) start we had breakfast and then settled down in front of dancing on ice while no#2 napped. After that we cleaned and played, the girls played together with no#1 making no#2 giggle loads which was lovely to watch then lunch and no#2 went down for her nap. We then read some stories and I got super sleepy sat in the warm conservatory, no#1 then uttered those magic words ‘mummy I’m sleepy…’ so we snuggled up and took a nap, bliss! After waking up boiling alive in the conservatory (it had been cloudy all day but sunny and bright blue sky when we awoke) we decided the best way forward was to wander down to the shops for ice cream. Summer is definitely a’comin!
After a bit more playtime and tea for the girls it was bath and bedtime, and so we made it through today with smiles on our faces and the house relatively unscathed (although since the husband and I attempted to clear out the kitchen at the weekend and failed miserably given that the girls kept us from being truely productive and it is still in disarray with utensils all over the kitchen sides and in the dining room) as I say, you win some, you lose some…