And so we are back from a lovely weekend with aunty hoogally, my sister.
A weekend of hanging out, chewing the cud, enjoying each other’s company. A weekend of cups of tea, sharing meals, trips to the park, fun at the playground, ice cream, the repeated stubbing of my little toe…
and of course, a dinosaur.
It’s funny really, Little Pumpkin’s naps went awry whilst we were away.
She would snuggle up for a feed and then, instead of curling up for a nap, would ping wide awake and point out the interesting curtains, or cupboard, or floor, or door.
We arrived back home just as she was due a nap. But this time, sat in her room, she quietened down and drifted happily off to sleep.
As I looked down at her sleeping, I knew that she was right.
It’s wonderful and exciting going away and seeing new things, but there’s nowhere like home for a good nap.