But the down side to being a Mum is.... chore sewing! For example, Beavers badges:
In the last couple of weeks I've sewn eight badges on my eldest boy's Beavers uniform. His first year, he seemed to get no badges, now they are positively throwing them at him. He is so proud of the achievement, and checks off each one on a little list. So I'd have to be a terrible Mummy not to want to help him display them; but that doesn't stop it being booooooring! After many attempts to put it off, I finally had to suck it up and do it.
I've also re-hemmed seven pairs of school trousers this weekend - the boys will keep growing!