Today, with Jenna spending her second day with my mum, I walked the other two into town in the rain to the wholefoods shop.
A lady stopped me on our way through the centre and told me she had been behind us most of the way and I have the two most WONDERFULLY behaved children! I said, "thankyou, they're lovely" but she said, "no, don't brush it off deary, they're a credit to you, you're doing a great job raising them, I've seen you, they listen to you, and it's kindness that gets their attention."
And then she was gone, and I was brushing away a tear as I distracted Rowan from the fourth sweet shop we had passed. Since usually if anyone comments at all, it's, "oh she's a lively one" or "you've got your hands full" or "gosh she has quite a voice", I am certainly relishing my moment of parental pride!
So our cupboards are full, and there are slivers of almond and a speckling of currants all over the living room since Rowan couldn't wait to get into the packets! Not exactly our normal Monday, but good nevertheless. :)