Another birthday. Another year wiser - apparently! It has been such a wonderful week with Mum here. She she waltzed in the door and as she put her SuperNan hat on, I was able to retire my Motherhood hat somewhat. I had lie-ins, showers with no interruptions, mending done, dishes washed, hungry mouths fed, earth-loving little bodies bathed, same bodies bed-time storied.... I could go on but I don't want to make you feel ill!
My birthday felt like it was spread over four days. I received beautiful cards, messages and gifts from the incredible people nearest and dearest to me.
You know, it really gave me a chance to sit back and take stock of all that is truly good in my life. I look at my two little men who recently have only just started to play happily together outside in the backyard. Every day it amazes me the conversations I can now have with my nearly 3-year-old. When he exclaimed in the car on the way to Dreamworld, "Nana, I excited!", my heart simply melted. Six months ago his only words were mum, dad and no. His younger brother has the giggly, gorgeous temperament I dared only dream about.
This afternoon my Older Man and I were lucky to share some precious couple time alone the way we used to pre-child: dining out. A few alcoholic beverages, delicious food and a table in the sun on a glorious Winter's day, over-looking water. Heaven.
Eventually we had to come back down to earth enough to return an exhausted SuperNan to the airport for her return flight to home and holiday. Once again, we miss her already.
Tonight the neighbours appear to have a new surround sound system and their lounge happens to face our boys' bedroom windows. Payback for all those nights and early mornings we kept them awake for hours on end with screaming babies and tantruming toddlers? I believe it to be! But you know what? Im so filled with happiness and positivity at the moment, I don't care!
x Meagan x