It's the day after the big birthday party, and I'm absolutely wrecked. Lily wanted to get up at the crack of dawn to play Scrabble. I know I should encourage this, so I made it downstairs and played a game with her (she cheated egregiously!) but now I'm upstairs again lying in bed.
Kids' parties are noisy and full of excitement and emotion. It was wonderful seeing Lily enjoying herself with her friends - the best thing in the world - but after the massive tidy-up all on my own, I just want to sleep for a few days. This isn't going to happen, because my life is too busy - I've got to take her shopping to the Disney Store, drop her at her dad's, read my new novel for a meeting with my agent tomorrow, work out how to use Adobe Premiere Pro for work, mop the kitchen floor, put some laundry through and (most glamorously of all) put the bins out.
Life is hectic, and I love it, but I think I need a can of Red Bull. Anyhow, here's a picture of my beautiful little monkey opening her new toy monkey. Takes one to know one.