Monday, August 13, 2012

Escape.



Nye's parents are here, they're having a 3 week holiday. Apparently it's too hot in the south of France, something that really isn't a problem here (God bless Glasgow.) Once they'd settled into life with the girls, Nye and I buggered off to Brighton for a few days. It was bliss. We slept until 8am. Ate out for every meal, relishing the total silence and lack of food flying through the air. We hung out with friends, enjoying their lovely quiet squidgy children and handing them back when they started to need parenting. We walked for miles and miles, not needing to stop when it got to nap time (although a nap would have been nice, some of those days.) We looked at houses without worrying about Puke getting her head stuck in a cat flap or Widdle sneaking rat poison into her pocket. We watched the Olympics on the beach at sunset, not anxious that we were missing bedtime which might result in a total meltdown (it did actually, but mine. And my meltdowns are slightly less attention-grabbing than Ammie's). Most deliciously, it gave us 5 days to really, really miss our children. Coming home to the little monsters has been such sweet relief. I love those kids. 







14 comments:

  1. Sounds like the perfect little vacation. Thank god for in-laws sometimes, right?

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    1. oh it was. Apart from the walking 25 miles around south london bit.

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  3. And the anticipation of kissing their heads as they sleep? Squeezing their arms? Ah.

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    1. kissing their heads while they sleep? you've got to be kidding me. The terror of waking them up was so deeply ingrained while they were tiny that I would never dare touch them while they were asleep.

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  4. oh, and also you found a house??

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    1. maybe. I'm not ready to commit to such a statement.

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  5. We haven't got to the stage of leaving our daughter yet but I'm working up to it! It sounds heavenly, leaving them, missing them and coming back and giving them the biggest cuddle and kiss. x

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    1. We've left them overnight a few times for work (I think the first was at a few months), and even for work it was SO GOOD. This was the first time we left them for more than 2 nights though and it felt like a really big deal.

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  6. Ahh Brighton.... heavenly :)

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  7. Sounds just wonderful x

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  8. Like. Just like all of this.

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play nice.