Alice and I…the ordinary moments


Sunday was a pretty grey day outside, cold and wet…no snow for us! Holly was having a later nap than usual and I needed to pop to the shops. So, me and my big girl got wrapped up warm and headed out (leaving Holly with her daddy, not home alone!).

I got my shopping done fairly quickly and then I noticed the queue to get out of the retail park was long and not moving…I looked at Alice and thought it’s hardly ever just the two of us. So, I grabbed the opportunity to take my big girl to the cafe for hot chocolate and cake.

We choose our cakes, ordered our drinks and sat at a table for two…which felt so weird, as normally when we do this (and we do it a lot!), we have our little Holly with us. I sat opposite Alice and just watched her for a minute, quietly stirring her hot chocolate, and I thought to myself how have you got so grown up?

It took me back to when I was pregnant with Holly and most Fridays Alice and I would head to the cafe to get my pregnancy fix of hot chocolate and victoria sponge. Back then Alice would have a glass of milk and share a bit of my cake…now she wants to be like mummy with a hot chocolate and cake of her own. It was always ‘our thing’ and I loved it…

It was lovely to just sit and chat together, I just love being in her company. She makes me laugh, smile and of course sometimes want to tear my hair out…but I am lucky that generally Alice is a delight to be around.

I treasure the relationship we have and I hope that when she grows up, she will still want to go for hot chocolate and cake with her old mum…


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  1. mummydaddyme
    January 20, 2016 / 19:54

    Ah this is lovely. I really treasure the times I spend on my own with my big girl, it doesn’t happen very often anymore so I really love them when they do. I sounds like you had a lovely time. x

  2. January 20, 2016 / 20:34

    Thank you, It really was lovely. I am the same, it’s hardly ever just Alice and I. She starts school in September, so I treasure these moments even more. x

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