Stop the presses: the Mumdanity household has won the child care lottery!
Our name and number has been drawn from among thousands of other entries languishing in the mysterious child care application barrel, and we have been allocated two days a week in the nursery room of a local child care centre.
From the start of January, Buggy will spend two days a week in the care of three dedicated child care workers and in the company of eleven other little tackers, singing songs and taking naps and hanging out with the free-range grey and white rabbit in the sand pit.
The winning offer came unexpectedly, sliding onto my smartphone and into the rest of our lives as a straightforward plain text email. There was no fuss, no fancy footing, no fanfare - just a short and simple email, offering a big and potentially heart wrenching family deal.