Listography – My Funny Valentine


Over at Kate Takes 5 a new listography challenge has been raised.  To list the things I would like this Valentines Day.  Here goes …

A whole nights sleep

Esther and William were born on 24th July 2010 after life saving abdominal suregry for me.  This surgery together with pregnancy and then motherhood mean that I have not slept through the night for as long as I can remember, at least 8 months.  I am tired and I need sleep.  I want to remember what it feels like to awake refreshed and feeling raring to go.

A long hot soak with a good long book

I would like a soak in the suds with a saga!  I have not read a book for over 6 months, not a full length adult book that it is not about babies, sleep and routines!  I would like to dive into the depths of the bath and wallow in the warm shallows of a novel.

A sumptuous meal cooked for me while I enjoy a drink with my fiance

At this point I don’t really want to leave my house but I would love to enjoy a meal that I have not planned, prepared or cooked, and that is not Chinese takeaway.  I would like to have soft music playing in the background and candle flames reflected in our eyes as we sit and whisper sweet nothings instead of compete with one another about who is feeling the most tired and why!

A back massage

I would like to lie and let my mind wander as healing hands work their wonder on my poorly aching back.  From breastfeeding and bending over cots, chairs, buggies and play equipment my poor weary spine has never felt so neglected, so old.  A massage would be a real treat that I would relish for days and weeks to come.

A word

I want my babies to speak.  To utter one word.  I know that I have a while to wait yet but I am so excited for when it comes.  A word, the word, one word.  What a wonderful valentine that would be for David and I.  We wait.  What a funny valentine!

Happy Valentines Day everybody, why not pop over to Kate Takes 5 to share some more romantic desires!

  “A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for”



About willest

Very proud 34 year old Mum of twins William and Esther, born on 24th July 2010 at 27 weeks and 3 days
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3 Responses to Listography – My Funny Valentine

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  2. Emma says:

    That’s a great list, I can totally agree with it – well except the last one, would be nice for a couple of seconds without a word from my little one now, only a small break you understand it’s great really!

    Thank you for linking up.

  3. Kate says:

    I can feel your need for some R&R oozing from your list you poor thing! Delighted you joined up and hope you win the tiredness comp this Valentines so that you get to go back to bed!

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