It was when I was talking to Dollop in the car about what she wants to be when she grows up, that I realised just how much our children think of us, how much of a role model I am to my children.
And by that I mean more than just modelling good behaviour, or manners, or kindness. And more than helping them develop thoughts, opinions, dreams, aspirations and ideas.
"I don't want to be a ghost anymore, or a chef. I want to be a mummy. Just. Like. You."
And it made me realise that we must be doing something right if our children want to be just like us.
I do mean children by the way, not just Dollop. For as long as I can remember Mini has wanted to be a daddy....as well as a cowboy, building and fireman.
But until Dollop told me she wanted to be a mummy just like me, I hadn't thought about how much of a compliment it was that Mini wanted to be like the NC.
It is a challenge parenting my two, and I'm finding it even harder with the black dog by my side but I love my kids so much and I think it's proof they love us too.
Oh and I just want to tell you about the heart melting moment I had with Dollop yesterday when she stroked my face and told me her heart was full of flowers and her head full of hearts - all because she loves me. Love that girl.