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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Comments

  1. Aww perfect days are epic aren’t they! My lot have just finished for their Easter holidays so I am hoping for less bickering and more love and fun over the next two weeks! #PoCoLo

  2. how lovely. I really miss having the kids around since they went back to school (they were homeschooled for 3 years so you can imagine what a big change it was to not have them around). And it has made me really appreciate the holidays too. Sounds lovely -your trip to London and then the cinema at home day – we do that too sometimes. #PoCoLo x

    • Mummy Endeavours says:

      Thank you! I have thought about home schooling because I feel as though my late August born twins were not ready for school…. Xx

  3. That does sound like a truly perfect day. My eldest is starting school in September, and I will miss being able to relax with her whenever I want to and have those cuddles.

  4. They definitely sound like perfect days to me :) I really want to take Grace to the Natural History Museum – I think she is probably old enough to appreciate it now. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo :) x

  5. I love that the two perfect days you’ve described are so similar to my perfect day! A trip to a museum and a family movie :) Your movie day does sound absolutely wonderful, I love it when we’re all snuggled up on the sofa, not worried about being anywhere other than just together. Beautiful post, thanks so much for linking to #ThePrompt x

    • Mummy Endeavours says:

      Thanks so much! Haven’t been over to read the others yet will do that today! Funny we’ve described the same things although the museum was a good day out which led to my perfect day because we were all so tired the next day! X

  6. I can imagine it now, all snuggled on the sofa and just chilling out together. I often think the perfect day must be jam packed with activities, which often means you as the organiser isn’t so relaxed, but you’ve just reminded me that the perfect day is more often than not the everyday – I just need to remember to enjoy it!!
    Thnx for the post x

  7. That does sound like the perfect day. I feel exactly the same, as long as they’re around it’s a perfect day.x

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