a day in our lives, with a 16 month old arthur...
arty usually wakes up at around the time that sj gets up to get ready for work. they have breakfast together, and he keeps her company while she gets organised for the day.
i tell him that mummy has gone to work and she will be back later.
while i shower, arty finds miscellaneous objects and drops them into the bath (an umbrella, a toy train, etc.).
arty empties one of the bathroom drawers while i do this.
rockabilbies, our weekly music class. it's a short walk, on which arty points out every singe truck, bus, and tram that we pass.
it's hard to know exactly how long i'll have to get things done (or have a rest!) while arty snoozes. i can usually count on at least an hour, but it varies.
i wear my swimming goggles because onions make me cry like a big fat crying thing.
once arty's in bed, sj and i will usually have some dinner, then watch tv, sew, do school work, write, play board games, or read. we tend to keep things pretty low key because we are nannas and we like it that way. plus, after keeping up with arty all day, there's not a lot of energy left for anything else!
so, there you have it. a day in the life.
perfectly mundane, splendidly happy.
i wouldn't change a thing.