My eldest daughter had friends stay over last night. They raked around in the woods til about 9pm then came back for pizza in the garden before I left them to it.
I ventured downstairs this morning to make a coffee. I caught a glimpse of Doritos wrappers, empty pop bottles and half eaten unidentifiable things amongst the splayed arms and legs and blankets. (How long before it’s empty beer cans or WKD bottles I wonder?)
It was a bloody tip!
And it was wonderful!
Those girls had fun and were now sleeping it off under my protection. Safe.
They do our heads in. They make a mess. Make a fuss over trivial things and think they know better than us (sometimes they do TBH). But what would we be without them?