I don’t normally get Sunday night blues – yay for maternity leave – but this weekend I have. Carl was super busy at work last week, working late most days leaving me to parent solo from morning ’til night. I take my hat off to single parents because it is non-stop, especially when you throw teething into the mix. The past few weeks has seen Hen cut four teeth, it feels like they’ve been sprouting from all directions…
Anyway, on Friday Henry started his second chapter of Water Babies and my beautiful friend Hannah stopped by for lunch with my beautiful goddaughter. A swim + great company is a recipe for a lovely day and it set us up nicely for the weekend.
We kicked of Saturday our favourite way by heading out for breakfast, Carl & I both had mushrooms on toast with cheese and Henry devoured avocado and scrambled eggs. We then headed over to my mums, picked her up and nipped off to *ahem* ‘browse’ Next childrenswear. What happens when Mummy and Nannie both have very little self control when it comes to baby clothes -or shopping in general- is that browsing ultimately leads to buying and we left with enough to clothe four or five baby boys for the Winter.
Earlier in the week my mum found my dad’s old bread recipe. I have some great memories of my dad baking bread when I was younger, proving it in front of the fire in winter, then eating warm bread slathered in butter for tea. So on Sunday we decided to bake a loaf and it was just as delicious as I remember – it tasted so familiar and homely and Grandad’s recipe was a hit with Henry too.
So now I have the Sunday night blues after a laid back, but lovely weekend spent the way a weekend should be. With family, friends, and nostalgic food (with a little shopping thrown in for good measure!)
How was your weekend?