After having a really crap few days, I have finally cheered up.
It may mean little to you but it sure as hell makes Louise and Molly's lives easier.
It's end of term all round here at Bruton mansions.
Today Molly came home with all her artwork from Year 2 (which is a polite way of saying that school are having a clear out of all the crap cluttering up the classrooms).
Tomorrow is the annual school fair. We have sent in lots of things for the tombola and other stalls (which is a polite way of saying that we have had a clear out of all the crap cluttering up our house).
But it will be lots of fun, and always ends up costing us a small fortune.
Saturday is Molly's first party.
Here's my advice to parents out there. Although having a late August baby may save you a year's worth of nursery fees it's soon outweighed by the expense of having multiple parties.
Because she doesn't see her schoolfriends for her birthday, she wants to have a schoolfriends birthday party at the end of term as well as her regular party for friends and family.
This year it's at the NIA Community Hall, football, basketball, ballpits, bouncy castles and lots of sweaty children.