I have survived the birthday week and now life can really get back to normal!
Last Monday as it was my youngest’s birthday, we took him out for a meal at our local pub and a good time was had by all.
On Tuesday a restaurant down the road from us was having a 50% discount night so my husband booked us a table there as well – how decadent for the first week in January! He’d told the staff that it was a birthday celebration and bless them they put balloons on the table and made a real fuss of the birthday boy. The pudding came out with a sparkler and a song.
After eating a huge portion of fish and chips the young man found it a bit difficult to eat all the pudding so Mum had to help him out – well that’s what Mum’s are for aren’t they?
The rest of the week was business as usual but then on Friday we had a sleepover for four of his friends. They all had a lovely time – although it was a trifle loud and not too easy to get five boys to sleep in one room, but thankfully they’d all had a busy week so eventually crashed out.
Saturday morning was more noise and then I took them to play football at a centre which has synthetic pitches. They had a great time and I got to sit down with Writing Magazine and notebook for two whole hours – what bliss.
Then it was out for lunch and then eventually I managed to get them all back to their separate homes before crashing out on the sofa, completely exhausted.