One of my favourite times of day is the hour before the children’s bedtime.
It’s a pretty set routine. We all go upstairs and play on our bed for a bit, a time full of tickles and giggles. And then the kids dash about playing in each other’s rooms while we wait for the bath to fill. We often play ‘hide the dog’ (it’s hide and seek with a Happyland dog, we don’t actually make our hound hide!), have a disco with Boo’s glitter disco ball and generally mess about (I’m included in the madness, too, of course!). It’s then bath, story and bedtime. It’s lovely.
This photo was taken last week, while we waited for the bath. Little Man wanted a story, and so he and Boo snuggled into his chair and she read it to him. She can’t read, but she has an astoundingly good memory, so she didn’t miss a word.
I do love my little ones.