Leaving the house with kids. Two hours to get ready. That’s ages right? I might even put on some make up today and pretend I’m not a hot mess.
Fast forward to the middle of this morning tea, into the bathroom I go to change a nappy and find my reflection looking back at me, presenting a blotchy red face and those frizzy post-baby hairs sticking out framing my face like an exotic flower. Every mother out there knows these pesky fluffs of hair I’m talking about. Do we shave our hairlines for the rest of our lives or power through while it grows out? (The answer: power through. Ain’t nobody got to shave your legs, let alone your hairline.)
The twins ate breakfast in their pyjamas so we could simply change into fresh clean clothes and head off. After breakfast, once stripped down, the free spirits decided a seven degree morning didn’t warrant clothes. After I petrificus totalus their ass, we have clean nappies, clean clothes, and two loads of washing on the line. Boo yah!
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Shower time for me. On goes the TV so I can shower in peace. Pretty drama free, we’re getting there. I’m showered and dressed, kids are fed and dressed. We still have half an hour to go – I can put makeup on now, right? WRONG! Sienna’s flipped it because the TV has been turned off and the twins now want to be carried around.
Distraction time, who wants a banana?! Everyone of course, success. Hazel’s breaks in half and she has a meltdown because it’s fallen on the ground. God forbid she have to bend over and pick it up. Please your highness, allow me.
Now Violet wants hers broken in half so she can hold two pieces as well. Oh wait, now she won’t have free hands so let’s just throw that fresh banana to the ground. I grab a bowl to put it in, she sees the bowl and starts smooshing pieces off to go into the bowl because apparently if banana sits in a bowl, it must be in small pieces.
I cut the banana up and figure she can finish eating it in the car. Hazel sees Violet has sliced banana in a bowl so now she MUST have hers sliced in a bowl as well. It’s time to leave now so fine, no makeup, hair not done, let’s just get in the car so we can at least be on time.