and Mummy and the kids will play! LOL
This morning Hubby was packing to go away for work for the next few days and Offspring #1 was quite passionate in his declarations of love for his Daddy. #1 told his Daddy how much he loved him and how much he would miss him. He checked and double-checked how many sleeps it would be until Daddy was home with us again. He sought Daddy's reassurance that he (Daddy) would call to wish us all 'good-night'. Not until he was totally satisfied did he allow himself to sidle up to me and, with a tiny little smirk, state "We are gonna have some fun while Dad's gone. Let's eat yummy stuff and stay up late." Aaahhh, a kid after my own heart LOL.
I had already planned the cheat's version of home-made pizza (buy the base from the supermarket and chuck on whatever's in the fridge) so when I suggested we have that for dinner I had a willing accomplice in whatever schemes I proposed. I chopped the bits for the pizzas and then we assembled our own. Apart from some strategic re-positioning of the cheese, to ensure it covered more than an inch of the pizza, #1 did all of his own pizza and I think he did a fine job.
He also helped dry the dinner dishes, picked up his toys and was just generally gorgeous and helpful. I think that maybe Daddy needs to go away a little more often (NO, I don't really think that at all!!!!)
Sadly I couldn't be persuaded to let the offspring stay up late but #1 does get to take some leftover pizza for lunch and, apparently, that's nearly as good!
In a quick update on my last post - #2 and I are both well on the road to recovery and sleeping at night has been put back on the 'things we can do' list, thank goodness!