Today I am grateful for:
- The fact that it came as a real shock when M got home tonight grumpy, tired, depressed and defeated. I suddenly became aware of how much he has not been like that — not been that person I know so well — these past two weeks, and I gained a new appreciation of the real effort he’s been making since he started this new job.
- My much-needed mid-afternoon nap, as the good night that E2 had the other night turned out to be a one-off fluke.
- How grown-up E1 was in a craft shop filled with hundreds of colourful temptations. She squealed with delight as she picked things up (“Look at this, Mummy!”) but then listened when I told her to put them back and carefully placed each one exactly where she got it from. Shopping with her today was a real pleasure, and that’s not something that’s often said about just-turned-3-year-olds!