Fridays are my absolute favourite day of the week. It’s the day I have at home. The day where I get to catch up on all the little jobs I don’t get to start (or finish) during the ‘working’ week and it’s the day I get to do the school run both ways with Olly but without wishing time away, my absolute favourite time of the week is Friday afternoon.
I love Friday afternoons. When I’ve collected Olly from pre-school at midday, we walk home hand in hand and know that the rest of the afternoon is ours. It’s ours to do whatever we please and I love it. The freedom of not having to ‘share’ him with anyone else (I realise how selfish this sounds so please don’t judge me!) and the chance to sit on the sofa, relax and watch a film together and just enjoy being his Mummy.
It won’t last forever. In September Olly will be starting Reception and going to school full time. I’ll really miss our afternoons together so I’m planning on making the most of the time we’ve got left before he becomes a fully fledged school boy (gulp!)
We’re planning afternoons full of fun to really make the most of our time. I’m planning trips to the cinema, maybe an afternoon in soft play, going to the park, an afternoon at Thomas Land and several Mummy and Son ‘naughty’ lunches to enjoy.
It’s during our Friday afternoons when nothing else matters. It’s just me and him. I reminisce back to the early days when it was just us two, when I was learning all about him as a brand new Mummy and finding out who he was, what every cry and frown meant and waking just before him in time for his 2am bottle.
Except these days, I’m learning even more about his character, his complex little personality and what makes him really tick. He does confuse me and I’m learning more about him all the time but I’m so incredibly proud of him and I know we’re going to have the best Friday afternoons this year.