A Perfect Day

I am a stay at home Mum.

I know that recently I started a job two days a week, during the school hours, which I wrote about here, but I still consider myself to be a stay at home Mum because that’s what I’ve always been and my job slots in between the school hours anyway so theoretically I’m still at home when my kids are 🙂

And now, at this time more than any other, the school holidays, is when I’m at my happiest.

I love it when my children are off school. My youngest, my twins, only started school last September so I’m still getting used to not having my children around me 24/7. I don’t like it, so you can imagine how much I love it when I have them back again during the holidays.

A perfect day to me could involve many different things; being with family (especially my Dad), a fun day out, seeing friends, a proud mummy moment, …. but honestly and truly, the moments when I’m feeling most content and happy is when I have my children right here with me, by my side, doing nothing but snuggling up together.

I had the perfect day/perfect moment yesterday actually, and I said it out loud to my kids, as I often do, to remind them how happy they really do make me.

On Tuesday I took the kids into Central London, we had a fab day, taking in the Natural History Museum…. my twins have been learning all about dinosaurs at school this last term so they wanted to see the ‘real ones’! I had Teen with me, which was unusual, he didn’t want to come with us but I insisted as I wanted us all to be together. We made our way round the the Tate Modern after the museum as Teen is doing Art GCSE coursework at the moment and I thought it might be inspirational. In fact we were all bloody knackered after walking miles, but it was still a great day.

The following day, however, was the day I’m talking about. The ‘perfect day’. We did nothing. A full day out in Central London really takes it out of me now so all I wanted to do was be at home and recuperate.

We had a movie day. All five of us, myself and my four wonderful children. Again, it’s unusual to have Teen with us as he’s at the age where he’s usually doing something different to the rest of us, but he was staying in to study so joined us too!

We had the blinds and curtains closed and made the living room into a ‘cinema room’, we watched Disney movies all day starting with Planes, then Frozen, then Monsters University, then Tangled…. we snacked, we laughed, we cuddled, we played and it was perfect.

At one moment I had both my little twins laying on me, snuggling up to me and I was in heaven. Having their little bodies clambering on me, the sound of their giggling, the smell of their hair… just having them close to me was my idea of a perfect moment.

I felt utterly happy and content. A lot of things stress me out on a daily basis but here I was, surrounded by all my babies, feeling completely relaxed and perfectly happy.

I told my children how happy they make me, how beautiful they are, how lucky I feel and how there was nothing in the whole world I’d rather be doing than being there with them.

A perfect day.

Linking up with The Prompt over at Mum turned Mom…. A Perfect Day….

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