Possibly noticing my general grumpiness at the end of the summer holidays, or my slight stress that I have a huge amount to get done, or the slightly unkempt look of our house, or possibly just by pure coincidence, Granny has decided that IJ can have a sleepover at theirs tonight.
And I am incredibly grateful.
So my slight annoyance at her constant requests for me to wear a thermal vest, her insistence that we write thank you cards to people we have never met, that the children prepare Christmas lists three months in advance, that we remember our manners at all times, that we take the entire contents of our house on holiday just in case ...
Even my attempts to sell her on ebay.
Even the fact that she still tries to help me cross the road.
I take it all back.