If it takes longer to get to a party than you spend there you might think it wouldn’t be worth going, but that isn’t always true.
We visited Hatfield this Sunday for a 30th birthday party – the Lovely Melanie’s cousin, Nicky – and had a fine time.
It helped, of course, that the girls were in fine fettle and the weather was good, which meant the journey there and back was a family outing in itself. But it also helped that Nicky and her family are jolly nice people and know how to put on a good spread of food. 😉
Sometimes, four-plus hours of travelling with the girls can be hard work – keeping them amused, stopping them arguing, fending off bennies, etc. But other times they can be great – making jokes (actual funny-to-adults jokes!), playing nicely with each other and needing very little adult supervision or intervention. 🙂
Yep, we were living the parenting dream yesterday!
It even made up for Saturday, when I spent most of the day doing some overtime for work (interrupted once by fending off another cheeky fox in the back garden).