My Mum has always worked (or studied) full time. Well, she’s a primary school teacher so she’s always worked more than full time. But recently she went part time and it’s been amazing!
Not only has she had time to pursue her own interests – something she had very little time for as she’d normally be working every night and weekends – but she’s also been coming to see Nancy and me on a Tuesday!
We get to have a good old natter and, in true mum style, she helps me with stuff. The first week she came I had about 50 things that all needed name tags. She did at least 45 of them.
The next week her toy hospital was open and then she helped me get a bunch of books out of storage onto the shelves.
This week (after tidying the kitchen and walking the dog) we had afternoon tea together. I bought her afternoon for two at Matfen Hall for mother’s day last year and we finally got to use it.
It it was so nice!! Delicious treats with my lovely mum. I feel very lucky to get to spend so much time with her now.