“Mummy, why it’s Father’s Day?”
“Well, do you remember that day when we went to the restaurant for lunch, then went to feed the ducks and you gave me a special card and yummy breakfast in bed?”
“Well, that was Mother’s Day, or Mummy’s special day and now it’s Daddy’s turn.”
She smiles and grabs my arm to bring me closer.
“You’re the best mummy the whole entire word and I love you such a lot!”
Oh! My heart is melting! :’)
Imagine the scene: the end of a quiet family tea time. Daddy is chopping up some pineapple for his pudding whilst calmly talking to Mummy about his day at work. Mummy is sat finishing off the last of her yoghurt watching her three year old quietly and carefully peeling off each piece of her banana skin. As the last piece of banana skin is meticulously removed the said toddler quickly whips the banana up to her ear and with a quizzical look on her face says, ‘Hello?! Is anybody there?!’ She then proceeds to have a very random conversation with somebody on the other end of the line! (Bananaman?!?)
Personally I didn’t hear it ring! LOL
I really like this photo because it’s one of those photos that captures reality – Mummy with coffee, Toddler with cake, Dog trying to steal the cake and all surrounded by mess.
I had no idea my husband had included me in the photo (I thought he was just capturing our daughter with her cake), so it’s reassuring to see I’m smiling! It was taken on a Saturday morning whilst I’m enjoying a rare cup of coffee (decaf!) and my daughter is nibbling away on some chocolate brioche (she calls it cake!)
The smile on my face also reassures me that I’m comfortable with the mess that’s surrounding me – I so often get stressed about the mess in my house, but I’m learning to not be so hard on myself because the reality is I have a two year old who creates a lot of mess!
I feel the need to add that my sister was also in the kitchen at the time – I’m not just randomly smiling at an empty corner of the kitchen (now that would be worrying!!)