It's not for the lack of trying on my part - attempting these conversations at a more appropriate hour - but the little blighters simply won't be seated on our sofas long enough to talk properly when there are always balls to bat / kick / chuck or scooters and bikes to be out on / anything else you can think of to be doing that will surely wear me out. And even when we put a movie on and are still for a bit - they make it clear that it's not really the time or the place!
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This is a wonderful ritual, preventing news of any kind that might otherwise slip through the net in such a lively house from, mostly, being able to - it's very easy for us all to be distracted with Foreign Language Students comings and goings at home as well - and it also gives rise to issuing warnings to one another about shouty behaviour perhaps being the centre feature later on that night - and that works all ways! It's enormously gratifying to end every day on such positive notes.
So why would I want to get away? This is the question posed by Mark Warner Holidays who are looking for a few Parent Bloggers to represent them.
It would be to be able to put this fantasy into practice! To be able to be with the boys without being pulled in other directions quite so often. To really not be going anywhere so that they could talk to me about their lives without constraint.
So that 'The Good' bits are about all of our adventures - all of our newly acquired or improved sporting skills and interests and the friends we've made, 'The Bad' bits are about falling off a Windsurfer or losing at tennis - which would really tick off the littlest because he's so competitive - and 'The Brilliant' bits really could be shared on sunloungers and into the middle of the night - because that's how long they would take, I just know it!
And if there's a cocktail to hand?
That's why I would like to be a #MarkWarnerMum :)
[P.S. Voting is still open for the Candis Magazine Parent Blogging Awards we're proudly nominated in, if you think we deserve yours, thank you!].