It is Sunday evening.
The kitchen is a complete mess.
We have had a weekend full of good food, easy mealtimes and children that have started making their own drinks and snacks.
The laundry pile has burst out of the cupboard door and across the hall.
I know that there is enough uniform for the kids and shirts for Mr C for Monday. I chose being out in the sunshine instead of doing the laundry.
The bedrooms are complete chaos and the beds are still unmade.
We played bed hopping and floor sleeping all weeekend because my dad and step mum came to stay for the first time in almost five years.
The table is covered in paper and pens and books and paint, I can’t put anything down.
We have sat together at the table all weekend, chatting and drawing and creating. We played games, Piran made a book, Kate drew pictures for her Grandparents.
The kids bags are still hanging at the bottom of the stairs when I put them when we got home on Friday.
We walked home and then hung out together, read books and watched tv and had cuddles instead of doing all the jobs. It was lovely.
Every towel in the house has been used.
That’s what happens when you have guests, and now my tumble dryer has been replaced they can all be back in the cupboard by the end of tomorrow.
There isn’t a single vaguely tidy room in the house.
Poor Mr C has had a cold and been in bed all weekend, we had guests and I managed to keep everyone alive and fed.
The scooters are still left outside the front door.
We have spent more time outside this weekend than we have in ages. Even Piran didn’t complain about going out this weeekend for a walk and a scoot and an ice cream at the seaside yesterday. And then we went out again today.
My sewing is on the floor under the chair.
I actually managed to get my sewing out one evening and do some!
There is a pile of paperwork on the dresser.
All from the solicitor and once I have had a look through it and replied tomorrow we will be one small step closer to selling our house and buying the next one.
My to do list for work is getting longer by the minute.
I have had a lovely weekend with family, the kids have on the most part been a joy to be with and the days have been full of fun.
The kids didn’t have their Sunday bath this evening.
They thought that it was Christmas because I let them watch another episode of Scooby Do while I had a glass of wine and laughed my ass off to Room 101 in the kitchen. #winwin
The floors need cleaning.
I got inspired to write a blog post and I did.