So Monday might have been wet, miserable and full of poop but on Wednesday, I got my parenting mojo back.
We had a thoroughly exhausting but brilliantly fun day out in our nation's fair capital. See? It's not always doom and gloom over here (it's just arguably funnier - for you, not me - when it is).
It meant actually dragging the big one out of bed in order to make the train to London, which was quite satisfying in a way. I cannot wait to do that to the small one; I will be oh so full of glee.
Fortunately, Daddy was on hand to get us out of the door on time and even came along with us for the first part of the journey; good job really as I took the double buggy (roughly the size and weight of a Sherman tank) and the lifts at the station weren't working...
It was the Whingelet's first experience of trains, London and blogging events.
Predictably, they were extremely excited (maybe a little too excited) about all of it. The commuters on the train were less so, despite the kids actually being pretty well behaved (as toddlers go. They're still toddlers) but hey, perhaps those grumpy people shouldn't have waited until the morning train to do their homework.
|This might be my favourite picture of me ever|
Emily and Indiana and Harriet from Life With Mrs Lee (and their collective beautiful children) and had a little picnic at Trafalgar Square before coming home.
No major tantrums, no children lost, no puddles on the floor.
The sun shone. All told, it was pretty good.
By the time we got back home (after diverting to the shops to buy a 'treat' in the shape of a 79p Disney Princess cupcake kit. Even I find it hard to screw those up*) it was about 2pm and, given the day had already gone miraculously well, I thought I'd push my luck and try him for another nap.
Yea... didn't happen. Although while I was trying the big one decided to make the cupcakes with some Oxo cubes I'd also bought and left in the bag. So that was fun.
checking out, although my favourite will always be the classic...
*But I managed. Jesus they were awful.