Today has been as close to perfect as a day can get. Just me and Little Bear having fun together.
This morning he had a bit of a temperature so I was prepared for a bit of a long and boring day, but true to form he bounced back and has been in a great mood.
We spent our whole morning playing games and doing puzzles together. There was no moaning or stropping if he lost a game, no getting cross if he couldn’t find the place for a puzzle piece, and no constant demands for snacks – probably the biggest miracle of them all.
Little Bear then said, “I think we should go to Ropetackle for lunch”. Well how could I refuse when this meant I would get a chicken and pesto panini?! And he had been good so we both deserved it!
The lady in there now knows that he find cucumber slices offensive, so today she did sticks for him and the way he thanked her was incredibly cute, maybe slightly over the top considering it was just cucumber but hey, no one ever got fired for being too polite.
We then decided to head for story time at the library where once again he was amazing. He joined in the discussions about the stories, sang songs, and did some great colouring.
So nothing about today has been earth shattering, nothing has been particularly special, and yet, the whole day has left me feeling warm, fuzzy, and incredibly proud.
Going back to work, even just a few hours a week, has given me a new appreciation for days like today. Days when we can take our time, do things together, and just enjoy each other’s company.