It's 8:50am and I'm just about to take my eldest to nursery. Before we leave the house it's routine that I check to make sure I look somewhat presentable, but notice I've already accumulated an amount of mum-of-a-baby-and-toddler stains, yogurt from an unwiped mouth and snot. Yes, I did the very quick pinch of the baby's nose to get the snot and wiped it on my jeans. Don't scowl, I know you've done this before and if you haven't your time will come when you're juggling 700 things at once on a Monday morning.
I should also add that I'm wearing exactly the same as what I wore yesterday. Did you just eww at me? Because if you did I don't have time on a Monday morning to trawl through my wardrobe trying to find something which will make me feel slightly comfortable around the other mums I may see along my way today.
Mums to be, and new mums, this is not glamorous. So please don't take the time to change yourself every hour due to the sick you have on your shoulder or spilt milk on your jeans, you be a trooper and wet wipe that shit off and continue with your day. Gosh, there will even come a time when you're changing your little ones butt and you get a bit of poo on you..and guess what? You won't care, you won't ewww, you won't even rush to wipe it off, because you have approximately 30 seconds until your baby will thrash around like a whale trying to get away from you and you'll wipe that poop as fast as you can. Also you won't care about talking about poop, you'll discuss it with your partner and friends and it will become normality to talk about it whilst you eat cake.
I wish I was one of these mums who are in pristine condition, you know they have the time to do their makeup and curl their hair because their kid is a delight and sleeps through the night, allows mummy dearest to wash and comb their hair, brushes their teeth without a battle, poop smells like roses. This mum laughs at stress.
But I'm not. Pre-Wilko boys I used to wish I was one of these girls who had the time to retouch their makeup during the day and go out for a latte on their lunch break.. But I was not.
I'm the type of person who wants to get everything done as quickly as possible so that we stick to our plans and I can enjoy the rest of the day with the boys without worrying about what I have down me, tidying etc and unfortunately this comes with a few sacrifices for example wearing lovely clothes without stains. Sometimes, they’re even my stains from spilling my breakfast down me, as I’m trying so hard to enjoy it, in the 3 minutes I have before I hear the word ‘Mummy’ or ‘Abbie’ and I’m back to darting around in the morning like a mad woman. Don’t get me wrong, I love it and I know there will come a day when they’re older and I’ll long for the secretly-wipe-my-yogurt-face-on-mummy-cuddles. But for now, at this moment in time ARGH.
Now I've admitted that, I'm going to try my hardest to be one of these pristine mums, watch out mummies, here I co... Sod this shit, I've just gone to drink my tea and realised I've left the teabag in. I'm going back to bed.......Said no mum ever!!
Point of this post: nothing, just to admit to myself that it's ok for me to have snot on my jeans as I'm getting stuff done!