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Tuesday 15 October 2013 9.10pm.
After a long day at work it is nice to relax on the sofa. A cuppa at my side and my laptop perched on the arm of the sofa.
It's nice and quiet No3 son has been in bed for over an hour. I have to smile at him. Why is it he recalls everything that's happened in the day and decides to tell all at bedtime, despite pumping him for information when he comes home from school.
Anything for a few more minutes eh.
The front door bursts open and in comes No2 son. Dad picked him up from youth club tonight and he comes in, talking so loud and swinging a little sweet bag. He hands No1 son the bag and says there are three strawberries in there for you and three each for mum and dad too.
Bless this boy, he is so generous, spending his youth club pennies on us all. This boy would give you his last Rolo. He really would. He climbs onto the sofa between me and No1 son and snuggles up close, resting his head on me and reading your blogs over my shoulder. Don't get too comfy I say you have to go to bed...it's past your bedtime. It's 9.16pm and he says 4 more minutes. True to his word at 9.20pm (after 10 mins to wind down from a busy night) he kisses us goodnight. No, that's wrong. We kiss him. He offers us his head...always.
With two now in bed, No1 son pulls the throw onto the sofa and spreads it out between him and me. He looks over at his dad and says in a funny voice.....
He eats his (McVities chocolate digestive - no other make compares!) biscuit and then takes himself off to bed.....
......and you know what....I'll not be far behind him.