The reality is that, like most parents, the evenings are spent clearing up, washing bottles, finally getting dinner 2 hours later than pre-baby and then collapsing on the sofa hoping the phone doesn't ring and trying to pretend to watch TV for an hour before falling into bed praying your little darling sleeps through for once.
But do I regret having a baby? Not a bit. I won't lie, I am exhausted most of the time and my body has yet to recover (I live in hope...) but Boychild really is one of the best things I have ever done. He is funny, clever, foolhardy, slightly mental and extremely hyperactive. But most importantly, he is mine and he's beautiful. I mean, who could not love this little face?
I just have to be more realistic about blogging. No time to be clever or witty, all I need to do is remember all the stuff that makes me smile during the day and then do a quick blog when I get the chance. Who needs an essay anyway?