Ava and I usually spend the day together on Saturdays as Nath works in the morning then plays football but yesterday was very testing. I wanted to buy a new laptop so we headed off to PC World. I can't believe I was so optimistic and thought that taking a 2 year old, who hates shopping, to a big boring shop full of computers and printers would be a good idea. It was one of the most stressful experiences I've had. Trying to chase after a toddler whilst trying to listen to the poor young guy who was trying to explain the different laptops to me. Not ideal. I had the dreaded feeling that everyone was looking at me and wondering why on earth I couldn't control my child. In hindsight I should have at least taken the reins, or shopped via the Internet! Nath must have sensed my stress on the phone as he came back armed with 2 small bottles of wine and a bar of chocolate.
Today has been a better day, the shine has shone which instantly lifts my mood. We had brunch out and Ava and I spent the afternoon feeding the ducks. When I'm feeling stressed out I just have to sit back and remind myself that these days aren't going to last forever. They'll go by in the blink of an eye and I'll be wishing them back.
And in any case, I'll take great pleasure in reminding her of these awkward days when she has children of her own.
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