…or something like that.

How was your Christmas and New Year?  I hope it was happy, fun and relaxed.  We all had a wonderful time with lots of love, cuddles and happy moments. I’m still working my way through the mountain of chocolate I was given – and that’s why I started running again today!

Most of you know I’m a single mum with four amazing children.  We’re a crazy bunch, I’m not your perfect mum.   Who is? I shout, get frustrated, cry and want to run away at times.  But then I get hugs, smiles, a funny story is told and I pour myself a gin!  It’s great and I love it. Doing it on my own?  It’s incredibly hard and scary at times but it’s the best job in the world and I’m proud to be called mum.

Today my eldest three went to their dad’s for the night as they always do midweek. My youngest is 4, she doesn’t like it when they go and she stays at home.   I must admit I find the silence deafening sometimes.   This evening though, she was my company.   Whilst I was washing up she pottered through as 4 year olds do and said;

“I can’t wait to be your age mummy.”

Yes, I have a 4 year old who wants to be 41 and do all the things I do.  Maybe I make it look exciting…?!?

She then looked me up and down with deep concentration, her little face turned to mine and she said;

“Mummy, you are really a lot little aren’t you? I like you being a little mummy.”

Hearing those words after Christmas are definitely better than a big hug from Hugh Jackman…marginally 😏

Children – they really can be the biggest heart stealers around.

 

Next time …. ‘Help Me!  I can’t do this anymore and I’ve run out of gin!’ 😉

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