- Get showered/bathed and dressed and spend some time pampering each other.
- Make cards ( she needed to do one for the party she was going to later).
- Have lunch in front of the TV (a very rare treat indeed!).
- Do some baking together.
- Get herself ready for the party.
- Go to the party.
This felt reasonably realistic and I even managed to get her to tidy her room while we were 'pampering' each other (naughty mummy doing something she wanted to do!).
I kept in my mind all day the fact that I would get a couple of hours while she was at the party to myself, which really helped me to focus on her.
I sometimes beat myself up for not having more desire to spend more time with my youngest daughter. I really do find her quite hard work and she does require a lot of attention which seems to have the effect of making me not want to give it to her - hmmmm.
Yesterday however, it just all seemed to work, every time I felt myself getting a bit distracted I was able (with Gods help I know) to get back on track.
Here are a few photos of what we got up to.
this is the craft, I taught her a bit of decoupage using an image off the Internet.
the lovely yummy cakes she made and decorated.