Thursday, 31 July 2008

Madder than mad

C and O came home last night after a week spent at their Grandparents. Having had a week away from parenting, I've spent all day today marvelling at their insane levels of exuberance, energy and enthusiasm. I thought the good folk at The Secret Garden Party were fun loving party people, but honestly they've got nothing on my children. How could I have forgotten this in the space of just one week?

C hasn't stopped talking for more than a few seconds at a time since he woke up at 6am this morning. He's chattering to me now as I type this. O has inhabited her own, slightly loopy but enchanting, world of fairies, pictures, friends and animals, drawing us in whenever she can.

We told jokes as they podded broad beans for tea, and at the end of the day they had a go in my foot spa. There seemed to be more bubbles involved than when I do it.

Ah, so very good to have them back.


  1. I can see why it's so good to have the little folk back, full of mischief! Is it wrong that I want a fairy dress just like O's? Have a great weekend, can't wait to see photos!x

  2. soo, so, so sweet! I wish I could meet both c & o one of these days, and see you and g again, too. and in the foot spa photo, i can't get over how o looks like her mom!!


  3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder - never a truer word spoken!


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