Princess Lollipop had the worst night she's had in a long time, she wriggled, shouted, cried and lashed out so many times in the night, by the time Mr Messy's alarm went off I felt like I hadn't slept at all :-( Luckily it really is my day off today, so I stayed in bed and tried to persuade Princess Lollipop to have a bit more sleep. No chance! She wanted her "Bweta" (breakfast) and "Nint" (drink) so I gave up and we came downstairs. Only to find we had only the tiniest drop of milk left!! Major catastrophy!! The only thing Princess Lollipop will eat for her "bweta" is Oatibix with milk and honey!! The only thing I had in the fridge I could try on her Oatibix was smoothie!! She wasn't impressed, but Little Prince was and he ate it up :-) She did share my toast, well she ate most of it rather than share it lol.
Mr Messy and Drama Teen had already left to go to OUR shop, to tidy up ready for an appointment with a client Mr Messy had. The client is a posh clothing boutique owner who wanted to talk to Mr Messy about him shooting the Autumn/Winter images for their website, adverts and in house magazine. Mr Messy negotiated that he will shoot the pictures for a fee, but will do the editing in exchange for a half page advert in the boutique's own magazine, that they issue bi-monthly to all their high spending customers :-) This will be fantastic exposure for the business and fingers crossed will bring in a LOT more clients - we are both very very pleased with the outcome of the meeting :-) In the afternoon Mr Messy had a meeting with a prospective bride and groom, who loved his work and have confirmed their booking :-) And he also got a big framing order in too. So a GREAT day for OUR shop :-) If we can keep generating this sort of business we'll be generating a profit soon :-)
Me and the littlies had a lazy, pyjama morning watching TV and playing on the Wii. Then when it got to time for Princess Lollipop's nap, I went up to our room with her and had a sleep too. Little Prince was a complete and utter star and didn't fuss that I needed to do this. He even managed to give directions to OUR shop to the wedding couple, who turned up here by mistake - they told Mr Messy about it when they arrived at OUR shop, we are both proud of Little Prince's calm and composure. Although I'm not sure what the couple thought of him answering the door still in his pyjamas, which had a huge rip in them where one of the cats had scratched him when he picked it up!! They still booked Mr Messy so he must have made a good impression - Mr Messy and Little Prince :-)
When me and Princess Lollipop woke up from our nap, I insisted everyone got dressed, much to Little Prince's disgust. He tried to persuade me that putting his dressing gown over his pyjamas was enough, but I didn't agree and he eventually did get dressed. Then we all had a late snacky lunch, luckily we hadn't run out of things to eat for lunch too!!
When Mr Messy arrived home he brought Drama Teen and her Boyfriend, who had caught the bus over to the shop in the afternoon. Princess Lollipop wanted him to come and play Lego with her, but he preferred to go and watch films with Drama Teen for some reason lol. We didn't really see either of them again until it was time for Boyfriend to be taken home. Little Prince went to bed nicely with no fuss, but Princess Lollipop was a total nightmare! Mr Messy was the one dealing with her so that I could get out of the house and drive Boyfriend home, and she was not happy about that! It took him well over an hour to get her to sleep, and she had only just gone to bed when me and Drama Teen returned!! We'd called at a fast food drive through on the way home for something to eat, and then called in the shop to get Mr Messy a frozen pizza. He was starving so was very glad we'd thought of him :-)
While his pizza was cooking he rang up LMS in America, using some sort of internet talk facility and he, then I spent ages chatting to her on it. It was fabulous to actually hear her voice, although it also made me miss her so much more it was definitely worth it to chat to her properly though. We chatted until I'd almost flattened the battery on Mr Messy's phone, saying goodbye was hard too :-( I know she is where she wants to be, and that she is an adult making her own choices and living her own life - but she is (and always will be) my baby girl and I miss her more than she could ever know. Its like a part of my heart is missing :-( I know its my job as a parent to raise our children to become competent adults capable of living their own lives, but its so so hard to let go. I'm trying hard to do it though, and to not cling so tightly to any of them, that they feel smothered scramble to get away. It does make me appreciate and treasure the moments I do have all four of the children here with me so much more, so that's a good thing.