After returning from a really special family holiday, the week settled back in to its usual pattern. On my way to work I dropped H off at the childminder and his parting words to me were “have a nice holiday Mummy”. They couldn’t have been further from the truth, but they did at least bring a smile to my face. The rest of the week was spent wishing it away so we could go back to our caravan. He and I went there without Daddy this time and it was lovely to get that bonding time. My sister joined us for a few hours and whilst we were talking H wandered off to a puddle nearby. All I will say is Peppa Pig has an awful lot to answer for. H was caked in mud! He honestly looked like he had bathing in it. He looked so proud of himself as he announced he had been making mud soup. Hmm yum yum, lucky me!
Unfortunately our weekend was spoilt slightly as H was called names by an older boy on the campsite. As I was tidying everything away he came in looking all forlorn. I asked the usual questions “are you tired Harry?”, “are you hungry Harry?”, “have you hurt yourself Harry?” all met with a shake of the head. So he sat down and I went out in to the awning to continue packing up. And then I heard the little boy shouting it as he was cycling past. H had no idea what the names meant but he obviously knew that it wasn’t nice. Luckily Mummy kept her cool and calmly went out and told the older boy that what he was doing was a little unfair and he should know better than to pick on a small boy. I resisted the urge to scream “go pick on someone your own size!” I guess though that there will be plenty of, moments like this, I just hadn’t expected it so soon.
Thankfully things improved as we had two birthday parties to attend on the Sunday. At the first one he managed to combine two of his favourite things – bouncing on a trampoline whilst eating cake. A quick change of clothing later he was using his charm on the ladies – especially on the birthday girl – and eating yet more cake. A perfect way to shake off the previous days unpleasantries.
Have a good week.
Harry’s Honest Mummy x