My weekend has mainly been spent…

Jack and Anna Jesse and Anna Park Swan Jesse in the park Swing Izzy and Anna Swing Park

  • Waking to the sound of Jesse whispering ‘is it the weekend or a school day Mummy?’
  • Dragging myself downstairs for a cup of tea and some cuddles on the sofa.
  • Mixing up batter and frying fluffy corn and chilli pancakes for breakfast.
  • Nagging the children to tidy their bedrooms.
  • Running the vacuum around.
  • Cleaning the bathroom.
  • Kissing Mr. LA goodbye.
  • Wishing he wasn’t working away {again}.
  • Popping a facemask on while I did a few chores. Multi-tasking at its best.
  • Taking a quick shower.
  • Pulling on my clothes and beginning to apply my makeup.
  • Wandering into our bedroom to open the blinds.
  • Spotting my neighbour across the road collapsed just inside his front door.
  • Dashing out of the house to make sure he was alright.
  • Dialling 999 and waiting with him until the ambulance arrived.
  • Trying not to panic as I wandered into his home to find a blanket for him.
  • Attempting to lighten the mood with a joke about getting to know your neighbours.
  • Feeling relieved as I heard the siren approaching.
  • Heading back inside and doing my best to calm down. Adrenaline is a funny thing.
  • Hurriedly feeding the children their lunch and delivering Izzy to a birthday party.
  • Drinking tea and catching up on laundry.
  • Greeting my friend Emily and her children, Jack and Anna, as they arrived for a sleepover.
  • Chatting downstairs while the children played.
  • Enjoying the sound of their fun and games.
  • Taking delivery of our alcove cupboards and shelving. We’ve got a week to paint it all before the carpenter comes back to install it.
  • Welcoming Izzy home.
  • Cooking and eating macaroni cheese.
  • Making beds and running a bath.
  • Watching Emily read the youngest two a bedtime story.
  • Creeping downstairs and wondering how long it would be until they all fell asleep.
  • Tidying up, pouring drinks and picking a movie.
  • Feeling distinctly underwhelmed by Eat, Pray, Love. Is the book better than the film?
  • Pausing intermittently to check on the children and order them to sleep.
  • Retiring to bed ourselves.
  • Waking to find everyone under the covers with Emily downstairs.
  • Brewing tea and making scrambled eggs for breakfast.
  • Deciding to hurry ourselves along when we discovered how good the weather forecast was for today.
  • Stepping out into glorious winter sunshine and slowly making our way to the park.
  • Watching the children play happily.
  • Relishing the sight of them peeling off their winter coats and running around with abandon.
  • Coaxing the children home with the promise of chocolate biscuits.
  • Drinking tea and dunking chocolate digestives.
  • Warming soup and buttering bread rolls.
  • Saying our goodbyes.
  • Clearing up and collapsing on the sofa.
  • Feeling very sleepy.
  • Whiling away the afternoon doing nothing much at all.
  • Longing for the children’s bedtime. They took tired and grumpy to a whole new level.
  • Serving up broccoli quiche, salad and sweetcorn for their supper.
  • Looking on as they reluctantly tidied their toys away before bed.
  • Dunking them both in the bath and helping them into their PJs.
  • Reading Jesse a bedtime story and kissing him goodnight.
  • Tapping away on my laptop while Izzy watches cartoons nearby.
  • Looking forward to pizza with Mr. LA when he finally gets home.

Love Audrey xxx

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