When I first spotted the stacking storage tray in the Great Little Trading Co. catalogue, I thought 'nope'. Not that I had any objection to it aesthetically. It was its purpose that I couldn't quite get my head around. A dinky little tray? With cute compartments? For toys? Not on my watch! If ever there was a more perfectly formed tray for breakfast in bed with two rowdy, fidgety, little boys inevitably tucked up next to me, it's most definitely this one. Sorry, toys. You'll have to find somewhere else to house yourselves. This tray is taken.
While my terrible two might wake a touch (a couple of hours) earlier than I'd like, it's rare that we're up and out at a decent hour preferring cuddles, snuggles and occasionally, breakfast in bed instead. We might be awake but we're still engulfed by a hazy sleepiness that only dissipates when munching on butter-smoothered toast under a warm, cosy blanket and chatting about our plans for the day. More often than not they include popping to the supermarket, riding bikes and collecting sticks. So, all the important things in life. But never before tea and toast and rarely before getting jam-covered fingerprints on the latest favourite book. That's how our mornings have been for as long as I can remember. But. Once we bid adieu to the last bank holiday weekend of the year in a couple of weeks and whisper hello to September, the start of school is upon us and our lazy mornings will be a thing of the past.