Hope comes to visit!
Usually, of a weekend, my granddaughter, Demi-Mae, comes to stay. My daughter, Hope, usually stays at home and has a bit of a break. She’s a lone parent and a young parent too. She’ll turn 20 years old this year.
I appreciate how important it is to have ‘me time’, especially as a lone parent. Been there, done it! There was never anyone to help look after my children with me and, throw the disabilities into the mix, I was exhausted a lot of the time. So I really want to be there for Hope. Besides, I LOVE LOVE LOVE having Demi to stay. She’s an absolute delight and Rune, India and I shower her with affection and attention.
Watch Demi-Mae learning her colours through the ‘art’ of painting here…
Anyway…….last weekend, Hope suggested she come to stay too! It’s been a while since I had Hope, India, Rune and Demi all at home together.
Family time is so important, especially when family members have moved out of the home. It’s a chance for siblings to get together which is really lovely, ( if they’re the type who get along with each other- and thankfully my children do). 🙂
I love to watch them all sitting on the sofa together, chatting. Or cooking together, or whatever. On Sunday, I was painting in my art room and Hope and India were laughing so hard at something on TV. It was great! Hope and India’s banter with each other is hilarious. Such different personalities and they adore each other. That makes me happy.
I’ve made the suggestion to everyone that we go for a pub lunch so this weekend so that Rune can have a game of pool. He does really, really well! I didn’t even know he could hit the balls until later last year when we happened to stop for lunch and he saw the pool table and became interested. His dexterity was all over the place, bless his heart, but, seriously, the boy tried and it was beautiful to see. Watch him go for it here.
I’ll let you all know if that happens.