Now, many people, my husband included have been guilty of uttering the, frankly ridiculous statement
“Yeah, but it doesn’t really matter if you’re not working does it”.
Two points to note here:
1) He has been working away- I haven’t caved his head in and buried him under the patio ala Beth Jordash and co.
2) YES IT DOES MATTER.
Everything is different at the weekend.
- There are other humans around, not only mummy mates and, if you are lucky there is someone to share the chores with.
NB: to all my mummy mates- I don’t mean ‘only’, you are very important to me. What I am getting at is that you don’t always need to leave the house for adult conversation and, sometimes you can have that convo in your pants whilst being mauled by a toddler. Lovely stuff!
- There is the suggestion that you might buy a paper and leaf through it in a leisurely fashion over brunch*
- There is Saturday Kitchen and a what feels like whole world of possibilities. **
Friday (or Saturday eve as I like to call it) is also the day that this lovely linky called Love the Little Things comes out and (because I am a dufus, I saw this on twitter, thought it looked ace and then promptly lost the link) this is my very first one! A little late to the party but happy to be here never the less.
Soooo- the name of the game with this is to tell you, in brief, what has been going on in our world this week using various titles as prompts. Fab idea because it means you don’t have to warble on too much though as you can see I have already epically failed with that.***
Anyway, onto the task in ; our week in topic form…
This week has been pretty book heavy in Leary Land- the book of the moment is called ‘The Dave Book’.
It is actually called Dogger but, as we all know, the little boy who Dogger belongs to is called Dave and so, that is how we refer to it.
I love this book.
My Grandma read it to my sister and I as children and it is such a gorgeous tale about toys being lost and found and a caring big sister. The story will never date but, just to be a geek for a minute, the illustrations are a total social commentary on the time. Fantastic.
This week, do not ask me why, I watched this!!!
I think it is because I watched Les Miserables over the weekend and I love the song so I searched on you tube and- well, SuBo was always going to be top wasn’t she! Crazy to think that she had that voice for 48 years before anyone really knew! The hairs on the back of my neck stood up- again. What a talent. and what a geek I am!
The very very very favorite thing I have heard this week/ever comes from my babies;
‘Muma’ says the big little one.
‘Muma, I love you much.’
This is the most beautiful sentence I have ever heard and it was followed by her cupping my face in her hands and planting a big fat kiss on my mouth.
The second thing was when I heard the big little and the little little babbling to each other from their cots one morning. The babbles became giggle and the giggles became belly laughs. When I crept in they were both bouncing in their cots holding on to the sides. It was amazing.
Important to note that it was subsequently followed by a bang and a wail but, for this story, I will gloss over that. (no long-term damage done to baby or cot)
Ah ha! This week we made a den.
In a wardrobe.
With actual doors.
It is brilliant.
I was thinking that by creating a cool space like this for the girls they’d want to be in there all the time and I would have hours to blog, clean, change the world but, as it happens, they only like it if I am in there with them too- oh well, there will come a day when that is the last thing they want so I am absolutely going to crowbar myself into a cupboard and read to my babies all afternoon.
My contact lenses. It seems that glasses are no longer an option for me in this house.
It leads to the little little one taking them off my face every two minutes and the big little one snatching them from her and giving a stern
‘They are no toys. They are muma’s glasses’.
It is just easier this way!
As you are reading this we are skipping off to collect the gorgeous Mr L from the station. ****
We will again be a little unit of 4! YEY.
He has been away for two weeks and it has been pretty tough on occasion so this weekend we are going to embrace the park and the swimming and the den and LOVE LIFE. All the messy, crazy, imperfect madness that it is.
I can’t wait.
What are you up to this weekend?
*this will remain a stupid tongue in cheek gag until your children are at uni or have otherwise flown the nest.
**Essentially these possibilities include going to the park either before or after lunch and, whether to risk swimming too what with the history we have at our local pool!
***I’m afraid I write as I speak and, that means that these words are basically spilling out of my brain and onto the page without editing and my only deep-seated regret is that none of you are here to see the furious speed at which I am writing! It is immense.
**** Only if you are reading this on Friday lunchtime ish on day of publishing!