1) Rain (and, as a sidebar, buggy rain covers and raincoats)
Living in London means that going out with the buggy, especially at the weekend, is tricky. There are tourists everywhere! But today, when I had Biscuit and Cracker in their buggy, it really started to pour it down. The twins had their rain covers on and I had my mummy coat on and we just pushed on through it, but the pavements were absolutely empty. What bliss!
2) Nana naps!
I actually got to have a little cheeky nana nap this afternoon and it was absolutely lush! With our working patterns and the twins, Rob and I don’t often get to have naps. Today Rob took the baby monitor during their nap and let me relax…. For two whole hours! Heaven!
During my entire working life I have been working shifts- due to nights and weekends all days were the same to me. Now I have a Monday to Friday, 9-5 thing going on I have weekends. The joys of getting to Friday evening and having two days stretching out in front of you is something I am still getting used to and am loving! Obviously I now have to deal with the inevitable crash of Monday morning, but that’s such a small price to pay!
4) Empty Laundry Baskets
Thanks to having wonderful weekends I can now do normal mummy chores at the weekend, like the three loads of washing that had been growing steadily. I actually enjoy doing the washing, sorting them into colours etc appeals to my OCD nature and I always like putting out the little clothes to dry! And it makes the house smell beautiful.
5) Bath Time
My two water babies love having a bath and two nights a week (when Rob works) I get to do bath time alone. Just look at their faces and tell me that you wouldn’t have put that on your list too….!!