A word of warning to parents/potential future parents of small children: after those moments when you’re immersed in the fantasy of a perfect life DON’T LOOK UP AT REALITY. Because whilst you’ve been lost in another world your children will have been busy making their mark – quite literally – on the real world. The one you have to tidy up.
Whilst I was there planning my ideal family home my children seemed to have dropped a bomb on the one we actually live in.
I think that’s what you call taking your eye off the ball.