This afternoon Martyn, Noah and I had the absolute TREAT of looking after my sisters little baby for a while.
My sister was exhausted from another very sleepless night and a busy day. So when I offered to babysit for a while she took her chance and nipped off home to get some jobs done.
Oddly walking round with a baby on my arm, jigging to keep her happy, was the most restful part of my day. There was no way that I could do other jobs, she demanded my full attention.
We kept calm and quiet to keep her happy and she did exactly the same for us. She lasted so long with us that my sister even had time for a bath.
At one point she lay on my yoga mat with Noah lying looking at her and they were simply smiling at each other. Absolutely amazing and so special.
Babysitting for someone else adds a whole new joy for me. Rather than feeling the pressure and worry of total responsibility, and the dread of exhaustion, I can just totally LOVE the moment.
Taking the time to babysit was worth it in so many ways. It chilled me out, it chilled my sister out and we all LOVED it.
Take some time to look after someone you love for an hour, you will be amazed at the sense of happiness it brings.