Shhh, I have two little people asleep upstairs, Jack and Amy are having a ‘sleep-over’. There is no reason for this, Amy asked if she could stay and so I just asked Jack if he wanted to stay as well. It’s lovely seeing them together as they are so close, really more like brother and sister than cousins. When they stay they usually sleep in the ‘babies’ room where there is a single bed and a spare mattress but at the moment I have put the boys cot in there, so it is rather cramped, so they are sleeping in a different room which has a double bed.
They both went to bed without any problem but a while later I thought I heard someone calling me so I went in to them. They were both still awake but told me that they were fine, except they didn’t like the noise of the wind. I snuggled into the bed with them and told them how much I liked lying in bed and listening to the wind blowing. I then confided that I also like imagining that I am lying on a beach and can hear the waves breaking on the sand. Jack nodded and said ‘ You could be the lifeguard’. Stroking his head I responded that I didn’t think that I could ‘as the lifeguards are slim and beautiful. Nanny is not slim, or beautiful, she is Nanny’. Jack responded very seriously,’ Yes, you are Nanny, but you are beautiful’. This, of course, elicited much kissing and cuddling from Nanny (always a sucker for a compliment).
A while ago I peeped in to check on them, the bed looked empty. On closer inspection there were two little mounds, halfway down the bed and entirely under the duvet, the giveaway was the stereo snoring!