|No, really, it's not like this all the time...|
However, this state of chaos is purely temporary; it's just that a Hughes family Christmas tradition has been observed (two years in a row now, that's enough to make it a tradition), and another grandchild has arrived on the scene, bringing with him all manner of happy disruption. And I don't mind a bit!
So here he is, Joel Stanley Hughes, born at 9.21am on 21 December 2015. 4.235kg, that's 9lbs 5oz in old money, so he's a big lad!
And in case you think I'm resting on my laurels and simply making goo-goo eyes at the little fellow rather than pulling my weight, here's how I spent yesterday afternoon;
Dad Time with my eldest son (and now second-time dad) Jules, and my adorable granddaughter Caroline (last seen on this blog around a year ago). She is simply delightful, though her technique of dealing with noodles could use a little work...
Still, it got us out from under the feet of my daughter-in-law Kelly and my long-suffering Good Lady Wife, and hopefully exhausted Caroline enough so that she slept through the night!
OK Ev, no more excuses, no more delays! Get that work area in order and get painting! There's a Challenge to
be won turn up for!