I've got a cold that is kicking my butt. Hard. I held onto this post for a couple of days so I could use it for my Gratituesday post and then was so completely unwell / stuffed up / tired that I didn't even manage it. So here's this week's Gratituesday post:
I'm so grateful to have fantastic kids who pitch in and help me when I really need them to. Over the weekend I had the whole runny nose, aching body thing going on and, despite the house being in dire need of a good tidy and clean I knew I wasn't going to manage it. I told the kids they were going to have to give me a hand and instead of the usual mumbles and grumbles they both hopped to and joined in. Before I knew it both their bedrooms had been tidied, the living area had been tidied and all their assorted bits put away and Offspring #1 was vacuuming while Offspring #2 was busy dusting. They worked hard, helped me enormously and I was so proud of them.
I made sure to give them both a big hug and thank them for all their help and was rewarded with big sunny smiles. It might have been small in the scheme of things but, for me, it was one of those proud mummy moments to remember.