YY.... to Strandedbear and her tactical toilet habits...
Did you peer through the stairs bannisters, not quite downstairs so that you were still 'legal', but looking oh so appealing that the grown-ups couldn't fail to take pity on you and let you come down for a bit?
I know I'm very lucky that they all (even older DD who is in bed and asleep) get on so well but if you could see her. She is literally bouncing on the sofa in excitement. I gave up after the millionth attempt to put her to bed and told her just to come down and wait with me - it's pointless she won't sleep anyway so she may as well be here.
Who would like to be me in the morning trying to get her up for school?
I have the same thing with DS2 who is 10 and my DP who we see every 2 PR 3 weeks. Luckily he usually comes down on a Friday night for the weekend so it doesn't matter too much if i have given up after the 11 millionth excuse and just let DS2 stay up, but this week DP is coming down tomorrow so in 24 hours time, this will be me.
Except I can't even have the bloody gin, being pregnant.
Annoying as it is, it is kind of sweet and I would say enjoy it while it lasts. Soon enough the pre-teen narkiness will kick in and she won't be pleased to see anyone so you'll look back on the sofa bouncing with fondness ;)
I saw a Facebook page for what looks like a hilarious book today, called 'go the F@*k to sleep', a board picture book that is definitely not for kids, but would be appreciated by parents everywhere I think ;)
Pious - that's us too. Normally he's here on the weekend, but he's wangled some time off and so is making a massive effort to get here tonight. She is not being any bother, just AWAKE and hyper with excitment.
DD1 is 12 and is too cool to sit up bouncing on the sofa so she's in bed and asleep.