Yesterday C was struggling with her persistent cold and wanted to stay at home. Not yet five years old, the school were very understanding about her not feeling her usual self. C is not sleeping well, claiming that she is too lonely in room and sometimes gets scared. So our bedtime routine is a little longer, bath, book, chat, cuddle up until she looks sleepy, then I say I have to go to the loo, put a wash on etc... then promise to check on her in ten minutes, 9 out of 10 times she is asleep. It's not like her, so we will have to wait and see. When the girls are home on a school day, the rule is no tv, no ipad, so it is truly a restful day. I needed to show the mop to our kitchen floor, so three hours later I cleaned the room top to bottom. C helped and now for a few hours our kitchen feels still and uncluttered again. It is only a matter of hours before we are back to square one, but I am enjoying it for now.