This morning we had to be in the pool (well, F and M did) by 8.30. We made it, we were early, i think that we were little short of the choir of angels singing the hallelujah chorus as we got there, not shrieking, not running, not late, not at each others throats, not having been caught in traffic or random events. Hurrah.
Considering that Josie got me up 10 times between 12.30am and 3am, evenutall culminating in a nasty poo but not before she’d broken out and got downstairs before i noticed once (grrrr), i thought being early for swimming was pretty good. I think my sister had a better nights sleep than i did last night! (Actually, it hasn’t ever been the newborns that sleep deprive me, now i come to think about it, it’s the s*dding toddlers!)
Swimming over for the 3 of them (Fran did so well, i was really chuffed to see her swim a whole width with a half decent front crawl) we legged it to little Tesco for packed lunches (having fed Josie Munchies at 8.30am this morning, i have provided better for distraction food for the rest of the week!) and then i dropped the big two off at their muscial theatre thing. So that was them away for the day and by the time i got back home, Josie was exhausted and needed to go back to bed. And in bed she stayed till nearly 2pm!
Inevitably i had parcels to do, which took a while but Amelie very happily watched Narnia and played Geomags; then, when i had done, she and i curled up in bed and read stories together. I really enjoyed that hour or so and although we’ve got various things going on this week, i shall make sure we do more of it. Amelie really gets the rough end of the middle child stick and i must make this an opportunity to make it up to her.
But oh… what an easy day in comparison to normal; so quiet, so much time. How come it felt hard when i had 2, it was a piece of cake today! No wonder i hardly have time for anything anymore… i’m too busy making lunches, wiping bottoms, packing parcels and trying to fit some blimming education in. And that is before we do housework!
Well anyway. Now i just have a small matter of a million more parcels to pack, so i best go… but… as of today BM is now a .co.uk site and slightly reworked beyond the original redesign to make it more tidily structured. (3 rebuilds in a row left their mark!) So i’ll be updating my links page soon and if anyone on it would be kind enough to update thier links too, i’d appreciate it.