Thursday, October 18, 2012
A Magic Moment From A Very Mundane Day
You know when you have those days that seem like they've lasted an eternity by ten am? We've had one of those.
I awoke feeling lethargic, unfortunately my children did not.
Our usual routine began at 5.30 with a cup of milk buying Dave and I an additional 78 seconds of 'still'. Once the drink was guzzled the kids embarked on their bed jumping ritual. No man or woman, stomach or groin was spared.
It's pretty easy to get up from a bed that contains two small explosive devices .
Coffee, honey toast - morning done.
By 11am we were at the Macca's drive through for chips and a milkshake.*
By 3pm I was in tears.
By 4pm my Dad was on the door step with milk and bread and an hour to spare.
He indulged the children in their tales of fires and monsters and didn't even notice the toys all over the floor. He read them stories and talked about the alphabet.
As he went to leave, I told him his visit was the highlight of my day. He stayed and extra half an hour after that, out of sympathy, I suspect.
At times i'm overcome with gratitude for my family. This afternoon was one of those times.
*Yes, I take my kids to Macca's, they have chips and a milkshake every time- so not in keeping with my guise of 'ethical eating', i know.