I thought it was hard when my kids were small to get to those stages in their lives when they didn't need you for things like tying shoe laces, brushing hair etc. Every step a step nearer to their independence which....don't get me wrong.....is a fabulous thing.....but.....I found myself totally choked last night when Ruby didn't need me to read her bedtime story.
Aunty DD had bought her a set of books to go with The Worst Witch which she has been watching on tv and when we snuggled up in bed last night she read to me first and then decided she wanted to do silent reading.
I had to physically remove the book from her hands to get her go to sleep and then she was up with the lark this morning so that she could finish it and start on book two. I am amazed and proud but also just a tiny bit devastated that she no longer needs that very special little ritual of the bedtime story.
My baby is growing up.
I'll just have to hope that Marlowe will want to come for weekends so that I can do it all over again.
We were having a lovely evening watching Zootropolis and eating ice cream until Smudge sent my blood pressure into orbit by pee'ing on the lounge floor. I don't know why he did it as he hadn't scratched at the door to be let out as he usually does. I was not amused.
Anyhoo....Little Miss and Aunty DD have gone off to the cinema and to do their 'ladies wot lunch' thing. I was going with them but passing on the film and going to do some shopping but I didn't fancy wandering around town in the pouring rain so I have stayed home to prepare the evening meal and tidy up. Sod's Law.....it is now bright and sunny.
Hope you are all having a good weekend.