|Abbie gets organised for her own dinner party|
When I'm at home with them all day, I get to experience all these different things walking home from school, eating afternoon tea with them, driving them to piano lessons. I get all the information slowly as the hours tick by.
But in that precious hour before they go to bed, I get to hear from all of them when we eat together. If we didn't all sit together I don't think I'd hear as much. They'd be doing homework or playing or having a bath - they'd be distracted by the job they needed to complete.
Funny how the things you do all the time can suddenly look really different when circumstances change.