Thursday, February 28, 2008

Day 59 - Thursday 28th February

"I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all." - Laura Ingalls Wilder

What simple thing in your life made your day just perfect?

I have had a busy week doing everyone else’s work so they can fit in their holiday before the end of the holiday year and to top it all off James has been on call all week and has not been home before 9 pm each night. This has meant that I have had to do everything at home in the evenings such as cook tea, make sandwiches, wash up, sterilise bottles, get everything ready for morning and bath and get Zoë ready for bed.
Tonight Zoë has been especially tired and grouchy and so everything has been twice as hard and James has been called out. I was late home as Zoë had a parent’s evening at nursery so was already behind time. The evening from hell started out with a tantrum in Asdas as she wanted a CBeebies magazine which I bought for her and then after I had paid for it she decided she wanted a different one. She had an enormous tantrum and screamed and cried. I had to drag her out of the supermarket with her kicking and screaming. When I got home, she didn’t want her tea and had another tantrum. I convinced her to eat some dinner and then it was time for bath. I had to eat my tea standing up whilst Zoë was in the bath and then battled with her to dry her, to brush her hair, to clean her teeth. Our neighbours downstairs must have thought I was killing her.
Anyway now she is bed and I have made myself a nice cup of tea and got some chocolate biscuits. A simple cup of tea always makes everything ok.


willowthewysp said...

Brilliant...great photo:)

Mary B said...
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Mary B said...

Oh dear what a day you have had but I do agree that the moment you can sit down with a nice cuppa tea and some choccie biccies makes all the difference.
Sorry I had to delete the last post missed a word out and so it just didn't make sense