If you haven’t guessed it yet, I’ll let you in on a little secret…
When you have a baby you don’t get much time to “chill”.
Gone are the days of lie-ins and lounging. Welcome to early morning wake-up calls and Sundays at swimming.
With that in mind, I have struggled to find an appropriate picture for this week’s Gallery theme, Chilled Out.
We went on holiday recently, so I thought about posting a photo of me lying by the pool in my bikini. But I wouldn’t want to put you through that.
So, then I considered putting up a picture of Frog at her favourite time of the day, naked time before her bath. But I doubt she’d thank me for that in her teenage years, so those pictures of her baring her bum to the world will stay firmly put (to be used as bribery and threats at a later date).
Then I realised Frog’s idea of “chilling” is pretty different to mine. She’s happiest when she’s playing with a tambourine, shaking it along to a nursery rhyme or the sound of her own babbling voice, wowing an imaginary audience. Poor girl, takes after me like that…
But that’s not my entry either.
Because then I found this picture, by my amazingly talented friend Caroline Gue. It shows Frog when she’s at her most chilled. Sucking her thumb. And for me, this is perfection. Because when Frog’s chilled out, so am I.