The other side of a lovely morning out, is the sleep factor. We live 30kms out of town, we were headed 5 kms out the other side of town, so, by the time we got there Muddy Girl 3 was sound asleep, and of course woke up straight away so as not to miss out on anything. Now one would think that the trip home would send all 4 cherubs into a nice snooze, but alas only Muddy Girl 2 nodded off. Now we're home and all 4 cherubs are ready to continue partying. We've tried the quiet lying down, some joint lying down in the lounge room and even a boring TV show, but alas they are all awake still! No rest or quiet time for me today.
|Three very awake Muddy Girls|
It's not the lack of any respite today that concerns me, it's as the dinner, bath, bed hour draws closer that everything will go pear shaped due to the lack of day time rest. I have friends that call it Acid Hour, or Cranky Time etc etc, but for me I prefer to call it Happy Hour, because if I just focus hard enough I can imagine in a few time when they're all a bit older and able to function a little better with no daytime rest or quiet time, that this time of the day will for me be Happy Hour, with a glass of chilled white wine, some nibbles and good friends around!! So rather than call it something yucky I am already focused on the good times ahead.
|Ahhhh good times ahead|
For now though I need to refocus on being organised for the rest of the day and the happy hour ahead, to minimise the impact, early bath and dinner and some quiet reading before bed. However as they say the best laid plans........