As I sat down last night with a glass of wine and a large creamy hunk of chocolate before me I felt a wave of relief sweep through me.
The chaos had subsided, the noise level had finally been reduced to the sweet chimes of the Netflix theme and my kids were finally asleep.
I realised at that moment the wine and the half a block of dairy milk had been the best thing about my day.
In this grand of world of parenting (remember when it was just simply called ‘having kids’) we like to photoshop the reality out.
The social media snaps we share of action-packed events and smiling children, embracing siblings and hashtags of #familylove and #familytime.