I think we have a very early contender for the 'most miserable day of the year award'. The household all woke with The Chancellor's alarm at some dreadful hour and we all woke in a really bad mood. It didn't help that it was pitch black outside and pissing it down with rain.The wee man was down very early for a nap after a grumpy start to the day but luckily he woke in a better mood.
The Chancellor and I spent a good hour rubbing our heads, first thing, trying to come to terms with a return to normality. It might well take a few weeks to come to terms with this though or at least until I see the sun again. The Chancellor on her return this evening spoke of a work place full of really really miserable people, who were really really bitter at all those colleagues who aren't due in until next week.
Back at home not all was lost today as the wee man and I spent the afternoon putting together his Thomas The tank Engine battery powered train set, which is really quite special. He was given it as a birthday present and we have only today had the time to empty the boxes and create a rail adventure. At various points the wee man, like Godzilla, decided to destroy the work we had done and twirl around with pieces of track in his hand. This was all very delightful for him but we had to start all over again. Despite the general feeling of being miserable in our house today, I can't think of many better ways to spend your time than playing with train sets with your son.
In another piece of news my first Baby Centre blog of the year was published today. The subject is crap parenting moments and it's a shame it was written two weeks ago as I could have added a number of other examples to the list. If you want to have a read then why not go to http://www.baby.co.uk/mum_stories/my-worst-parenting-moments/ . I can't think of any reason why you wouldn't!