I love being a Mum….. love love love it!! I am so thankful that I have been blessed with a beautiful boy. But secretly I have missed a few little treats. I would often sit in a coffee shop with Ben and think “Will this ever be enjoyable again?”. I seem to be drinking my cup of tea fast before Ben’s on the move again!! Or I choose a cold drink because that goes down quicker. Or we go to a more child friendly coffee shop where Ben enjoys himself but Mummy…. not so much!! I would look around the coffee shop at the little girls out with their Mum’s sitting and colouring. I have asked myself many times “Will my boy ever colour?”
This week my friend Di rang last minute to see if we wanted to go for lunch. I said ‘sure’ thinking all the time in my head that I can just eat fast if Ben starts complaining. Ben and I packed up some Lego men, some other essentials and headed out to lunch at my new favourite cafe – fourthchild. Something lovely happened while we were out for lunch. Ben and I had the most lovely time. We had the most scrumptious lunch, we relaxed, and enjoyed being out IN A GROWN UP COFFEE SHOP. We were in that coffee shop for over and hour and a half. It felt so good. I felt like a grown up again. I also found myself looking at my little man growing up and ‘colouring’ in his own way (well not really colouring but playing with his Lego men). Not once did he ask to go, say he was hungry or whinge about anything. He even ate vegetables for lunch. I’m so excited……….. MY BOY COLOURS!!!
And on a side note if you are local and haven’t been to fourthchild you seriously have to go. It is so refreshing. They are dedicated to food made from scratch, as chemical free as possible and locally sourced. They don’t claim to be organic but just value making food the way our grandmothers did. There is no fixed menu as they make the most of produce in season!! I love the name of the cafe….. fourthchild. The owner has three beautiful children and the shop is her fourth. You really must make an effort to go!