It was raining sideways when mum got home from work. So she took her uniform off, put her pyjamas on and climbed into her bed to read her book and declared it snuggletime. I came over and sat on her leg for a while, until I started the dinner request. Mum feels she is allowed to have a night off as she had to be up at 5am and was at work by 6.40am. Early starts seem particularly difficult in the middle of winter.