Saturday morning is rapidly replacing Sunday as the least looked forward to of the week. Single mum, knackered by five days of school run / work etc, now not relishing the thought of being woken sometime before 7 for 'bekfast'.
Trying hard not to get bogged down by the mountain of washing up and laundry, or to notice the spread of household items, food and toys across the floors.
This morning started early and we crammed in painting, playing, breakfast, playing, second breakfast in front of DVD while I sneaked in the shower for a minute or two. Five year old wet herself during mini-tantrum so cleared that up.... then moment of energy brings on a desire to escape the four walls and go up to the Chevin for a breath of fresh air and a run around. Inspired decision as it turns out, the girls loved it and we escaped the usual playpark /local shops with a trip ever-so-slightly further afield. Girls collected stones and kicked a ball around for a bit, mum and I tried to persuade them to get slightly closer to the dogs that passed, hoping their 'fear' will subside soon.
Rushed ending to the walk as we had to get back in time for lunch and 2 year old's nap before Dad came to pick them up.
Afternoon felt lonely as knew I had to make an effort to make some floor space visible and get a few things in order before the chaos began once more. Fortunately had time to go into the garden - made use of new jute bags for clearing the leaves off the lawn - it'll turn to leaf mould for use next spring, and prepared a patch for planting the blackcurrant bush. Girls delivered back in time to help out with the planting which was great.