I am a little at a loose end today, it's Good Friday and no Elle today. I think I am having withdrawal symptoms. My precious little possum is with her mummy and daddy today, it's a public holiday, daddy is at home and there are no weddings today, so she is spending this Friday with them. So today I am sharing a photo of the possum who has taken up residence in my chook pen. Not sure if he is a boy or girl, but he /she is really cute. I am keeping my eye on him though, the chook's grain seems to be disappearing rather quickly recently and did you know that possums eat chicken eggs. Yep they do, but so far I see no evidence that he is having an omelette for brekky so he is safe for now.
I love my Fridays with Elle, what an opportunity to spend an entire day with my little granddaughter, to see her grow and change so much every week. It seems a shame that when I was at home with my own babies I didn't have the time or somedays even the inclination to just sit and watch them. Of course I did that occasionally, but when you are in the thick of it, making all those big decisions about their future, you know, what kindy, pre school, school, will they go to, should I book them in now. Is this playgroup the right one for us, should I let her eat this, that or none of that. Bedtime dramas, playtime dilemmas, discipline issues, it all seems to consume you at the time. Let alone the fact that back in the day I used cloth nappies, so that meant washing and drying and folding up to 30 nappies a day with the twins. None of this throw away stuff for me. Actually disposables had only just arrived on the scene when I had the twins, and they were way expensive, and at the time only the really lazy, wasteful, not perfect mothers, used them, so no way was I joining that bunch. Now it's hard to find a cloth nappy anywhere.
The hardest decision I make on Friday's now is where Elle and I will sit to play, or what time we will go visit Aunty Jane and Kimmy. I get to just sit and watch her growing right in front of me and I don't even think about the dishes that need unloading from the dishwasher or the floors that need vacuming, nope it's just me and Elle and we just chill together. I love that and I am so grateful to my husband for being such a wonderful provider that I have the opportunity to do that.
Life flies by it really does, look it's almost June and another year will have come and gone. Well if it all doesn't end on May 11 as some are saying, or 2012 as others predict. Who knows what the future will hold, who knows what tomorrow will bring, I just know that next Friday, all being well, I will have my baby back, and I will be talking baby talk and sitting gazing raptly at her, as usual and being amazed at how beautiful she is all over again. I'll be enjoying every moment of my Friday with Elle.
So because I have posted random photos today of some dandelions I shot yesterday, I know you need an Elle fix as much as I do. These should keep you happy.
Till next Friday have a great Easter weekend.