Biscuit, being older, is allowed to stay up a little later when I'm at work so we can see each other when I get home. I can chat to her, find out about her day and make sure she's ok. I put her to bed, read with her and reconnect after that time apart, which makes us both happy.
I do feel a little guilty about not being there for the all the time though. I suppose that's why I got into the habit of buying Biscuit a "Friday Treat". Each week I buy her a present, just something small, to let her know that I've been thinking of her, so that she knows I love her even when I'm not with her. I try and spend just a tiny amount, £1, maybe £2. Money doesn't matter to her, she just enjoys the gift. When Wiggles gets older I'll buy her a once weekly treat too.
It's turned into a bit of a competition with myself to buy the nicest gift I can find, for the smallest amount of money.
Anyway, I thought I'd start sharing her Friday treats with you. They vary, but they're not usually the same twice. I just wanted to show that you don't have to shower your child in expensive gifts, or break the bank to make them happy.
So here goes, this weeks Friday treat is:
Friday Treat: A glitter baton!
Price: Reduced in Wilkinson's from £2.50 to £1. Apparently it should assist with coordination and encourages active play. Winner!
Go me! Do you buy little gifts to make your small people smile?
Have great weekends!
The other rather marvellous thing about working on a Friday is that it's Curry Friday! As described in this post. This week was a delicious Chicken Mogul, a light fragrant curry made with almonds, served with South Indian Dahl. A good 8/10! Good work Ken.