Wednesday, May 08, 2013

They can smile

cece and lux here

They can smile because they are on Californian time. I can smile because they are here with us for nearly a week, and it’s been wall to wall sunshine. It’s harder for their poor tired parents to smile, dealing with two energetic children who are awake from who knows when to who knows when, and who settle down for the night at maybe 3 a.m.? I am rather hazy this morning about hours, as I decamped from sharing a room with Lux.

Dave was already sleeping on his study floor, and last night I slept on mine, on the grounds that two bedrooms, three beds and a cot might make the night easier for Isaac and Wendy to negotiate. I did help when I could on the two previous nights. Last night I slept well, but now feel guilty that I did nothing to ease the tribulations of the others, who have travelled 5,000 miles to see us. Oh well. I came across this saying recently – There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one – and this probably holds for grandmothers, too.

Last evening’s treat as I got into my makeshift bed was having Lux climb under the duvet with me to watch Blue’s Clues on Isaac’s iPad  - both modern wonders of the world.  (iPad and Blue’s Clues - the US version with my heart-throb, Steve Burns.)

p.s. My new header was a shot of my garden taken by Isaac on Monday evening. Lovely light, isn’t it?


Anonymous said...

Noticed the lovely new header immediately. It's smashing - I hope its a positive sign. And the photo of those lovely smiles is so uplifting. Five days isn't long, is it ... how will you bear to say goodbye?

New technology, love it or hate it, it's here for the using. Yesterday my 2 year old grand-daughter blew kisses to her great-grandmother via Skype. The wonders of modern living!

Chris A

Sue Hepworth said...

I love new technology, but it doesn't rule my life. I'm not thinking about saying goodbye yet. That will come soon enough!