What do most British people think of when they hear the words ‘bank holiday’?
I can guarantee that ‘Traffic’ will be one, ‘Extra days drinking’ will be the main focus for others, but the one answer that will come back the most will be ‘Rain’.
Yes, rain, and plenty of it! This bank holiday did not fail to deliver, it rained and rained and rained and rained. So what else do you do with two small children when the weather is not on your side? Well, as we’d totalynot managed to visit my mother over the weekend, today seemed like a good time. As luck would have it, one of my sisters also happened to be there at the same time. It kinda reminds me of when the family used to regularly gather at my nans house when we were young. The girls love the attention, and it takes the pressure off us.
One thing we did have on our side today was time, and so there is no excuse for not filling up the bath and letting the girls jump in, although it would appear that Olivia is not taking things seriously! Thankfully the girls both love bath time, and always have from their first times in, and almost always go in together. Now Chloe has stepped up from her bath seat, to stop her falling over, to sitting freely in the bath, which in one way makes things easier, but there’s also the consideration of what a little energy bomb she is, and the fact that she can’t stay still for long. Parenting was made so easy for us with Olivia, quiet and gentle, sleeping all night and never crying… now Chloe has arrived like a whirlwind and made our days even more eventful!
If Olivia was Yin, then Chloe is most definitely Yang!