A whole day with him

I took a day off work to spend it with Leo; Claire left for Manchester about 7.30 this morning. Hard work but great fun. Well, not that hard and not really ‘fun’ – deeper than that. Fuzzy.
We went to Kew, where he took some time to get into Climbers and Creepers, but then really enjoyed it. At an early lunch, he had an entire adult portion of mushroom soup, then went to sleep. I sat looking over the Thames while he dozed; very relaxing.
I walked to Brentford while he slept, then got the bus to Ealing. I had coffee, he had a read of new library books then we came home via the swings. He eat and played – spinning round the floor on a cushion, and sticking Teletubbies stickers around the kitchen.
I think i was surprised by the combination of lassitude and pace. Everything progresses with ease and without natural punctuations, with periods (food, nappychanges) of frenetic sometimes fraught activity.
I’m sad it took me so long to do this – Claire doesn’t want to let him and i go for an entire day.
We’ll see if it is as much fun doing the morning nursery run completely alone!

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