Every now and then the planets align and you have a winner of a day. Even if the preschooler who was fully dressed with her hair done ready for school decided to randomly disrobe, messed up her hair all because she wanted to wear a dress and I had to do the whole thing over again.
Even though when I dropped her off at preschool she got into an altercation with another boy and got all shouty and pointed her finger in the poor kid’s face. Even though when I got home the human wrecking ball resisted anything resembling sleep. Even though I ended up feeding the preschooler dinner (literally) while the baby fed herself.
This morning, when Riley woke up she came out into the lounge room and held my face and kissed me hello.
Later that morning, PIper slipped into a peaceful slumber in the Ergo and I watched her sleep as I did some grocery shopping.
I played peek-a-boo with a giggly baby for ages.
When we picked up Riley she said ‘I had a nice day, but I missed you’
Tonight when I was reading Riley her bedtime story called Max the Monster about a monster who tries being a different kind of monster but ultimately returns to being an under the bed monster she said to me ‘but you like me just as I am’ And I was proud of her and of myself too.
I ate lots of fresh food, had less coffee and felt better for it.
And even though it would seem that tonight Piper is starting to favour the bottle over the breast and in some ways (even though I’m weaning) there is a deep, dark hole of sadness there, it was still a great day.