Please excuse the mess!
Dear unexpected visitors
Yes, it’s lovely to see you and what a surprise! I had no idea you were visiting but come in, come in. I’d better warn you first though…
I have a 10 month old and a husband. My house is not normally tidy. You will have to pick your way across the
obstacle course living room floor avoiding various bricks, books and stray, noisy plastic things. Try not to stand on a brick, it hurts and be on the look out for the odd biscuit that may be lurking around.
It’s not a good idea to leave your bag on the floor, it will get chewed and I’m not sure that’s the look you’re going for. Still, it will add something to the crumbs that will attach themselves to your clothes after you’ve sat on the sofa. Piglet loves to hide her biscuit between the cushions. I try to hoover them up but they appear to be stuck on with glue. Sorry.
I can’t guarantee an uninterrupted conversation. Piglet is now a formula one crawling baby and needs rescuing from some tight spot or other every few minutes. I also have to keep an eye out to make sure she’s not trying to chew the electric cables, climb the coffee table or pull the TV onto her head. I’m rather fond of her you see and would hate for her to hurt herself.
The bathroom is not the sanctuary that you are used to. The bath is full of more brightly coloured plastic things and there may be a stray sock or two in there. More ‘How to find the laundry basket’ training is required for a certain adult in the house.
The washing up hasn’t been done because Piglet woke up from her nap just as I finished baking so we played and then I found the cup of tea I started drinking over an hour ago. We thought we’d sit down to watch a bit of Cbeebies and I’d finish my tea when you arrived, so please excuse the mess in there.
However, I can offer you a piece of cake, a lot of fun and laughter all topped off by snuggles with Piglet. Okay?
PS If you could ring and give me 5 minutes warning next time, that would be great!