7:00am: Open one eye. Bid husband farewell. Realise I’ve just had a full night’s sleep (see yesterday’s post re things that make me really happy). Drift off to la la land again.
7:30am: Wake to a loud and insistent “Muuuuummmmm!”. Mouse is awake and in fine voice. Steer her towards the toilet, make tea, get her some milk. Return to bed, Mouse in tow.
Tea is gone. Better get up.
10:30am: Strap Mouse into her seat and head to Coles to buy bread rolls for an outing to Featherdale Wildlife Park. Pick up a bag of cheese and bacon rolls (mmm…bacon). Feel guilty because Coles bakery uses palm oil in its bread. Get over it. Buy the rolls.
11:30am: Arrive at Featherdale, at the same time as our partners in crime, Janine and Winnie. Spend all my coins on wallaby food only to see this expression:
12:15pm: Lunch. There are four of us. There are four rolls. An ibis and a peacock benefit from Mouse’s fine pitching arm. Janine and I split a roll.
1:00pm: How far from the exit are we likely to be when Mouse decides she’s had enough for the day? As far as possible.
3:00pm: Let’s make biscuits!
4:00pm: Tea. Blessed tea.
4:30pm: Let’s do craft! Really? You sure? Two grumpy monsters.
5:30pm: Absolutely everything I need to start getting dinner ready is mid-cycle in the dishwasher. Make tea and watch Octonauts.
6:20pm: Mouse ties a toy fishing net to my sweatshirt so that “even if we’re not holding hands, I can still go everywhere with you”. Given that I haven’t peed without her in more than 2 years I’m not sure how things will be different.
6:40pm: Beloved husband home. Mouse showers him with every piece of “craft” we made today.
7:15pm: Channel Super-Nanny and call time out following an incident involving Mouse’s teeth and my hand.
7:50pm: Post-Where-is-the-Green-Sheep-discussion includes a request from Mouse to go to the Bowling Club for lunch tomorrow. She asks what she might have for lunch. I suggest fish and chips. “I love fish and chips,” she says. “Particularly I love chips.”
8:30pm: End of my Tour of Duty. Mouse asleep. Beloved makes me tea and brings me a biscuit. Bless.
8:45: Loving Adam Hills Tonight on the ABC. And blogging.