#1. We have been extraordinarily lucky that Wee Girl has always been a good sleeper. There is a reason that sleep deprivation is a form of torture, and I know from experience that on the days after a bad night’s sleep I am far more prone to depressive and destructive thoughts.
#2. That the sweltering heat of recent weeks has cooled off a bit, leaving us with perfectly lovely weather, nice and warm, but not too hot. More of this please; this is perfect.
#3. I won a holiday! It’s a Walking holiday in Spain, a bit like a bootcamp. I still have to work out some of the details, but this is exactly the sort of thing I’ve needed for ages.
#4. In the cafe when Little Man drops something on the floor, I can ask Wee Girl to pick it up rather than do it myself. And she will.
#5. And speaking of Wee Girl, she has been showing more and more interest in copying our behaviour. Along with ‘making’ me coffee when the kettle boils (she runs straight into the kitchen to spoon coffee granules into a mug), helping stir the scrambled eggs (petrifying, but worth it, I think, to develop her interest in food), she is now practising putting my make up on. She came down yesterday with the lower half of her face bright pink. I am so, so proud of her. Perhaps I could incorporate ‘make up messy play’ into our routine.
It’s just a shame about my blusher.