I am sitting at my desk with a glass of pink fizz (the one I tweeted a pic of recently that I love) and a little bowl of crisps, having been given permission to take ten minutes out of my ‘feet- up’ day to quickly jot down a blog.
My intention is to do one every other Sunday but with the busy nature of life, I don’t always hit my own deadline, however today, having been banned from virtually every job possible, I’m pretty much twiddling my thumbs and it’s been fabulous!
I have cheated a little however, as I did do the dishwasher and some of the kitchen at about 10am whilst everyone was getting dressed. I think I may have developed a rash in reaction to the chaos had I left it! Not that I’m complaining mind you, as by this time I had had breakfast in bed, two cups of tea, one beautiful latte and a huge homemade chocolate cake presented to me!
I have to say that Mother’s Day gets better every year! Now that Myles and Beely are 10 and 11 it means they are so much more able to do things on their own and of course they take great joy in it! Myles made me heart-shaped French toast for breakfast, brought to me in bed about five minutes after Beely had brought up a tray with tea pot, milk jug and cup … what a great start to the day!
My two step sons were here too so by 10am, they had created a humungous chocolate cake which we all tried to devour but honestly it would have given the most chocaholic amongst us a run for their money! After that, we wellied up and decided to brace the bitter breeze to walk off our morning delights. What a fantastic Mother’s Day it has been!
So, I’m sure you will forgive me for leaving you so soon. I shall return to my fizz and crisps and enjoy the smell of chicken fajitas coming from the blissfully messy kitchen. I might just put on The Voice from last night, or perhaps a movie, or maybe read a book …or maybe just gaze out of the window … because I can! Woo hoo!!
So, sending much love to all and a VERY happy Mothering Sunday to all Mums whether you are with your loved ones or not, whether your babies are babies or grown-ups, somewhere in the middle or angels in your hearts. Being Mum is the most precious role I have ever taken on, the most difficult job I have ever been trusted with and entirely the most wonderful experience of life I could wish for. I am truly blessed!