Such weeks give me the opportunity to do a little book work for my extended family. They reinforce V's delight of having me, my cooking and the joys of having a middle one in the house, because he does miss us (apparently).
They also give 'Salina the chance to be the oldest cousin and
'Salina also likes to take advantage of the circumstances and play her "can I sneak in to bed with you Mummy" card on such occasions.
I had a touch of insomnia that forced me out of bed at 2.52am, where I wrote the darned to do list and then tried to go back to sleep.
'Salina rolled over and said "I do not like it, Sam-I-am."
I snuggled up to her and nodded in agreement.