I actually took this headline picture a while back, it was the summer half term and me and Meme were having some one on one time. I’m sure all parents of more than one child can agree that it is hard work finding the time to have some one on one time with each child. Meme had me all to herself until she was almost 3 when Harri was born, now our just us time together is rare.
I usually work on a Wednesday and Harri goes to nursery but during the half term I took this day off. I felt a little mean sending Harri to nursery, especially as she doesn’t seem to like it that much, but I knew Meme needed some Mummy time. I was also aware that Harri was finishing nursery for the summer so this was our last chance to spend some quality time together.
We had such a lovely day, we started it off by getting Meme’s hair cut (she was not happy about this but it was very necessary!) then she wanted to go to our local potting shed to paint a pot which she loved – we were there for ages making sure if was just perfect. We ended the day on Hoylake beach just having a play in the sunshine, this is where I took this picture. She is so beautiful and has come on so much this year. I still look at her in amazement at times, struggling to believe that she is actually mine.
The day made me realise more than ever now that I am pregnant with my third child that I need to ensure that I am making time for my girls, that both of them get to have a little bit of time with their Mummy, one on one. Do you manage achieve this with your children?