I have never had children - always had lots of them around me though. I treat them the same as I treat the animals, firm, fair and fun. Boundaries widen as they can be trusted.
Milly's boyfriend is a single parent with two children, son is 10 and daughter 6.
The girl can be a nightmare. She makes such a racket when she wants her own way although her father is tough (ish) I do not think he handles it the right way.
Anyway, they are here most weekends and madam has had a few up and downers with me. She knows I mean what I say and say what I mean. She hated me to start with but, now follows me like a shadow.
Anyway, Milly and Dad want to go away for a few days and I have been asked if I will have the children. Evidently they were asked if they wanted to stay with Grandma or down her and unanimously they wanted to stay with me.
I feel honoured to have been asked as they have never been away from their father for more than 24 hours, and proud that they want me over Grandma (who is a strange woman!) Whether or not I will say this after a week of having them 24/7 is another matter!
Off to bed, Horrid day, drizzle that soaked you through all day. It is really getting us down. Em and I both felt drained before we started and even more so by the time we finished. Get a nice sunny day like Wednesday and we get three times as much done.
Where is summer or even spring?