Me – today
The Giacobellos are bunkered down in a lovely little holding pattern at the moment. Two weeks of school holidays is just long enough for us all to rest, frolic, bake, go to the library, watch less TV, get more sunshine, have more cuddles.
School holidays means having a holiday from artist mode and giving in to mother and entertainer mode. I do have to remind myself from time to time that that should be my primary state of being for the next few years – but the artist is a pushy and demanding beast who gets grumpy if denied too long. Bubble, bubble, boom!
Daytime sleeps are well gone for Miss Z now, and strangely we seem to cope better without them. Because we have a full day, there is not the frantic rush to get things done before and after (and during), so on the whole I am more rested and relaxed, and she sleeps better at night.
Post Easter, we have too much Chocolate in the house.
Matteo and his two-layer hazlenut-chocolate cake – festooned with easter egg. Model sporting his own requisite bowl-licking face decoration.
This cake represents an egg that was the size of your average football (we still have 3 of those left). It seemed like a good idea at the time, but on second thoughts I don’t think that adding butter cream, nuts and sugar to chocolate makes it any healthier or less fattening to eat….
Zara refused breakfast this morning (she isn’t big on eating first thing). I finally gave in and let her leave the table, only to find her 10 minutes later with her mouth so full of chocolate that she couldn’t even chew it. We will reach saturation point sometime soon…..
I’m inclined to throw it all in the bin, but that wouldn’t be very ‘green’ would it.;)
The view from my kitchen window last night.
Today I am feeling relaxed, domestically tied, unable to make any headway in organising the chaotic house, loved and happy.
Hope you are too. 🙂