I hardly knew ye
|photo from hannahcurson.blogspot.com|
As they say with small children, the days are long and the years are short.
My Greatest Hits lists feels more like the The Things That Kept Me Sane List.
- family hugs - especially when requested by the boy
- Words With Friends
- - where've you been all my life
- local in law grandparents - solicitous, cheery, generous, helpful, solid
- Alice - the most cheerful person I know who wakes with a smile and explodes my heart. My best girl.
- Derby stores: bagel Thursday, animal crackers and good cheddar
- generosity and connection of siblings
- Newnham - so local, so easy, so friendly, so freaking quaint
- St Mark's playgroup Toddles
- Newnham friendly real-deal mums
- Lewis - my threenager. My mood mirror. My challenge. My golden smarty. My best boy.
- Cousin's Butchers steak pies
- Mushroom Park - watching Lewis conquer each playground as he gets bigger and bolder
- Mark's great day rate keeping us in organic fruit and taxis
- Lewis dates - babychinos at Bills/Giraffe
- Netflix (in bed)
- The Market - for a destination, for bread, for interesting goods
- Mark- biker commuter, bring home the bacon, dedicated to our small people
- Lewis Glasgow Birthday weekend and reunion with our pals
- Number 18 bus full of Newnham grannies, taking our weary, fully loaded pram + 2 into town for 2 quid
- Becco Butterfly owl sling (where Alice spent the first 6 months of her life)
I guess when I write it all down it underscores for amazing things are. Hard sometimes. Fun usually. But very very lucky girl I am.
I am realising -- this life is my happy ending.