Tuesday 1 May 2012: I want I want I want
I've walked past this window many times but never really looked at it until today. It's what you're confronted with when you leave the lift to get to pilates class. I shall not want.
This is, of course, the opposite of what any toddler, or any grown-up for that matter, is thinking at any given moment. A wants to wear his pyjamas outside. He wants to start a painting when he's supposed to be getting into his bath. He wants to eat chocolate instead of chicken for his dinner. Fair enough, really. I mean, he's learning what's right and what's wrong and is perfectly entitled to want what he wants, even if there's no chance of getting it.
But there's nothing wrong with wanting. I want my boys to grow up to be happy and healthy. I want them to be the best they can be, whatever that ends up meaning. I want my marriage to stay a happy one. I want to see my family and friends from home more often. And I also want a new iPad, even if there's no chance of getting one.
What do you want?
Today we had a lovely lunch with K and baby A, went to pilates although M wasn't loving it and I ended up feeding him through half the class, and dinnertime/bedtime was a bit crazy tonight. But we all lived to tell the tale.