Today has been a hard day. It started with me waking in Piran’s bed after some middle of the night shenanigans. It seems that he wakes around 2 -2.30am every night and then comes into our room for a cuddle. Sometimes he says he had a bad dream, other times that he just wants a cuddle. Whatever the reason we are trying to teach him yet again that getting up is not acceptable and he is not allowed to sleep in our bed. It seems so harsh, particularly because I actually love sleeping with him but not when there are three of us in the bed. And so at the moment we are trying to get him to go back to bed on his own but if he is really bloody stubborn about it one of us will go into his bed with him. If he falls asleep quickly or if I wake again I always go back to our room, but I want sleep more than he does so I generally fall asleep first. We will have to start trying to get him settled without us again but the fight has gone out of us at night time again and we just don’t have the resolve at the moment. There is only so many months and years you can fight the same battle.
Both children were complete nightmares before school, Kate was in the same mood for most of the day. Seriously why the fuck will they not just do as they are told? Unrealistic I know because they are kids but it is only getting dressed, brushing teeth and getting ready to leave for school. I am not asking them to do anything unreasonable!
Anyway. I took half an hour, some battery fairy lights and a couple of Christmas tree offcuts this afternoon and strung them up our bannister. I wanted the smell of a Christmas tree and I love the idea of decorating with greenery. I have a Bay wreath planned for later in the week which I hope works out. I managed to hide what I was doing from Kate for most of the time which was good as once she got involved it all went rapidly downhill. It looks great and although the pine needles will annoy Mr C I just love it. It is hard to photograph but this is an IG shot from earlier.
What is your favourite decoration this year?