Happy Mother’s Day!
What’s that you say? Mothers Day was last weekend? Yeah, I know. But to be honest I’ve only just recovered.
As you can see below, things started off well with a rather impressive haul of cards and gifts! A combination of school, childminder, Rainbows and a trip to her favourite next door neighbour meant that I’m fully supplied with homemade goodies and decorations for the foreseeable future.
Oh, and I got a huge chocolate cake with a sparkly sprinkles love heart on the top too. That didn’t make it into the picture, I’ll leave you to guess why. Even C got in on the act, crafting some surprises with what I suspect was more than a little adult help.
So why have I only just recovered? Well it wasn’t down to the excessive consumption of chocolate cake, although there was a clear risk of that.
No. In our wisdom we decided to take two kids on a day trip that involved a total of 4.5 hours in the car. Which, with iPad, colouring books and DVD player packed would have been fine, until we hit the classic ‘I need a wee!’, ‘no I can’t wait’, ‘I really REALLY need a wee, now!’ stage.
Even that would have been ok if our emergency stop in a layby hadn’t caused the youngest child to wake up and scream blue murder until we got to our destination. Or should I say screamed on and off for another 6.5 hours until we got back home again.
I blame teething. It’s surely not anything to do with the parents…
To her credit, G was a star for at least 90% of the time. And C managed some smiles and giggles inbetween her crying fits. But next time, we’re staying over somewhere.
All set for our long haul flight for our holidays then?