Sunday, June 5, 2011

It's the little things you miss................

......... be they an annoying 2 year old, or a sleep in on a Sunday.  You don't realise how much a part of your life these things are, until they aren't there for a time, and then come back.

Today, for the first time in almost 12 months, the husband and I got to sleep in.  We slept til 10, an unheard of luxury, then had breakfast and read the paper - in bed!   In peace.  This is how our lives were meant to be, at this stage of our existence.

As glorious as this morning was, I find myself hanging out for the return of the annoying 2 year old. Not the annoying part, but the cute part. 7 a.m. demands for breakfast? Not a happy thought.  Tired, cranky baby fighting to stay up at 10-11 p.m.? Lord preserve me (he rules his father with a tiny iron fist).  The demand that Nanna pick him up for a cuddle and kiss? That I can handle.

What I hope is that his mother has grown up (and not before time) and we can continue the overnights - once or twice a fortnight, to give his grandfather and I some breathing space.  We love him dearly, and he is gorgeous, but we are not mentally or emotionally equipped to handle a 2 year old for 12-14 hours a day anymore.  We need our sleep.We are old.


  1. haha, it's true. Grandparents shouldn't be full-time babysitters!

  2. Tell me about it - but short of locking doors between them and us (us with the kitchen, then with the bathroom), there is no way to keep him out.

    Thanks for stopping by :)