I stumbled into the house tired, a bit fed up, trying to balance three children and an almost full time job at times can be a little demanding and today I was feeling it.
However, sensing my air of grumpiness he who helped create them came to meet me from the train station to ease my journey home and as I climbed into the car the first thing I saw was elation spread over BB’s face as she realised I was back. Her little hands waved frantically at me and then she stretched out her palm to grip my fingers in hers. Nothing says I love you better than a baby who doesn’t need words to say you are the centre of her world.
As my short time with my children got closer to bedtime I settled in for some reading with Twin Boy, at one point as his finger brushed over the new words he was learning to sound he paused for a moment, placed his head in my hand and murmured ‘you’re the best mum’. At a time when I feel I spend more hours at work than at home those four little words wormed their way into my heart and have warmed me from within.
With BB asleep, Twin Boy cuddled and tucked into bed, I wrapped my arms around twin girl and placed a kiss on her cheek. ‘I love you mummy’ she said softly in my ear. I quickly replied as I hugged her closer, ‘I love you more little girl’, as quick as lightning she bounced back ‘no I love you more.’ Maintain my stance in an argument based on affection I confirm I loved her even more, to which she pulled me to her tightly and said ‘shall we love each other the same and make sure it is more than anything.’
I’ll take that as a perfect compromise.