She catches the tube for a Friday night out,
Her hair freshly blow-dried, a painted on pout,
She looks just like anyone heading to town,
But look a bit closer, you'll see a slight frown.
If you opened her bag you might find some more clues,
A crushed box of raisins, a note about shoes.
Next to her make-up a packet of wipes,
Some small bits of plastic, the bell from a trike.
She sits up and breathes, her face softens and mends,
This moment so rare now, a date with old friends.
She flicks through her phone-pics of giggles and smiles,
She looks out the window, seems lost for a while.
It's time to get off now as this is her stop,
She makes a quick call "Keep an eye on his cough",
Tonight she is her again, time to have fun,
But wherever she goes she is always a mum.
Now that my little man is old enough to start understanding Christmas, I want to start some family traditions. It's so lovely to see him getting excited about it all.
I've been looking for a reusable advent calendar for a while but not found the 'perfect one'. I wanted something modern, festively stylish, that would fit in with my house decor. In my search I came across some amazing 'decorate your own' wooden advent calendars. Perfect! Here's a little peek at my efforts. The drawers are the perfect size to house a small toy and a chocolate. Mine is filled with toy cars, little dinosaurs and Santa chocolates for my special little boy x
Tree wooden advent calendar from Hobbycraft.