I was up at 5 this morning, unable to sleep. I got up and went to the toilet, sure I was being quiet, only for La Serpiente to intercept me in the living room after I’d done my business. She was clutching Uncle Genk, her favourite teddy bear, and insisting that I had an animal to cuddle as well. I’m glad she’s so solicitous of my welfare.
So I went to bed with her and Destroyer, but there was lots of wriggling and no more sleeping, until finally they fixed upon four different books for me to read to them.
I would quite like some extra sleep or a bit of private time to waste on the Xbox, but it’s also very nice to have a daughter curled up in the crook of each of my arms, and be able to read them stories about Peppa Pig.
It’s the best of both worlds, because now I get to eat Marmite on toast, and now we have a whole day together. It’s nice to be back.