I’m definitely not what you’d call a domestic goddess!
Even before having children, I was never what you’d call a tidy person, clean yes, but tidy…definitely not!
I’ve also never been a big eater, some would say fussy…I prefer the term my mother uses “Particular”, getting a full meal down me would deserve a gold medal.
One thing I’ve always been great at..Time keeping & organisation, I have been on time for most things in my life, I hate being late even more so I hate other people being late, I also plan and organise most things months even years in advance.
So there you have it, three things you didn’t know about me…
I’m messy, a “particular” eater and I’m organised!
Throw children into the mix and I have a neurological meltdown!
Ok so in case you didn’t know, children mess things up pretty darn quickly, I mean you walk into a room with a 6 week old that can’t lift their head up never mind open their eyes for more than five minutes, yet within moments you are surrounded by nappies, wipes, blankets, poop, pee, bottles, wrappers from the snacks you’re using to keep yourself going and possibly a dummy lying around somewhere (not that you can ever find them when you need them). So my point is if you don’t keep on top of the housework at least a little then your living in a pigsty, the problem is it is basically impossible, but hand the task to me and you have more chance of having Peppa Pig fly across your living room (sometimes I’m sure that actually happens, that could be sleep deprivation).
Being a particular eater, means I’m probably not as healthy or adventurous with my food as I should be, but it’s my body it’s my life!….Not any more! trying to encourage a toddler to eat a “variety of foods” is impossible if you’re not eating it too, looks like it’s time to turn off the gag reflex and plaster on the fake smile…momma’s eating her veg tonight!
Finally…organisation/time keeping….remember leaving the house with a rumbly tummy and planning to eat later so you arrive on time…forget it! Not only do you have to dress them to look presentable when leaving the house, get ready for a poo explosion the moment you tip the buggy to get out of the door, they also have to be fed, clean, dry, comfortable, not too hot, not too cold, you need back up clothing, nappies, wipes, food, cutlery, bottles, dummies and even if you have all that, there will still be something you’ve forgotten! So even if you leave the house with time to spare you’ll still be an hour late! If you’re making a timed schedule with children you might as well try to grate jelly, because that’s how well it will go.
Oh and if they wake you up everyday at the crack of dawn when you have no plans…The day you have an early appointment, be prepared for them to want a lie in…then you have the psychological fist fight with yourself over whether you should ever wake a sleeping baby….that’s a whole other blog post!