You know sometimes things just happen how you picture them? well I had a bit of that on Monday.
Little girl had been looking forward to seeing her best friend and, to be honest, I was in desperate need of a bit of a chat, so we sent a breakfast invitation text and hooray it seemed like a plan.
But then those things happen that happen when us free thinking, living breathing, independent human beings get together, things didn't go to plan.
The little girls couldn't agree where to sit so I ended up heaving chairs about - aggravating my back.
Little girl changed her usual order to be the same as her friends but then didn't like it.
(It's such a hard stage to navigate when you yourself are still in the trying to be an individual and your child just wants to be like her friends, time to teach her the 'the same but different' me thinks)
Yes, I did get her her usual plain croissant because I knew she was hungry, yeh yeh bad mummy. I know.
Nice comic sharing occurred ahh I thought.
Then there was a little girl putting a leaf in the arm of her friends chair debacle. Debacle because in the way that only three year olds can muster, her friend didn't want a leaf on her chair, friend drama'd and little girl persisted.
I took little girl outside to convince her to desist. Then we sat on our own and little girl ate some breakfast and went over to apologise, she returned upset that she hadn't had an apology back - I wasn't there but I think she just didn't hear.
We re-united. But, then I had promised that if little girl ate breakfast we could go. More chaos over wether all going, catching up etc... Little girls that it is.
In this confusion Little Girl decided to look through her magnifying glass to see her friend bigger, it wasn't close up, but more drama and more persistence ensued.
And I got cross, cross with both of them, actually at this point it was probably the drama that was getting to me. Yeh Bad Mummy again. I said, quite fiercely, to both of them (yep bad mummy again again) they obviously didn't want to play together so took my little girl away.
All she kept asking was where's her friend was. Poor little girl loves with all her heart. But, while I didn't feel the drama was justified what could I do?
There were reunited later and played nicely in the park, but it was awkward. I had sent a text apologising for getting cross with both of them, I did explain to little girl that if, whatever her intentions, her behaviour upsets someone she she should just walk away or stop.
But, I can't help feeling that these two have developed this pattern and I think little girl is going to get her heart broken.
The rest of our day?
Was fab. Little girl took herself off for thirty minutes 'rest'.
Then we made this stepping stone - oh yes you can have a bejewelled stepping stone.
We gardened, we shared a sun lounger and chatted and all felt right in the world.
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