My husband is away in Dublin, he stayed over last night with his mates which means I had a lot of running about to do this morning (no more than usual but on a Saturday it seems unfair)
I am up at 6:30am- showered and ready and then get the girls up- who are 5 years old and 2 years old- they refuse to get up- every other Saturday morning in LIFE they are up at 6:30am- this morning its 7:30am and I am banging around outside their room, I have the hair dryer on-i’m singing loudly- not a peep! Eventually I go in and wake them- I go for the little one first and I get my morning snuggles as she is still half asleep on my knee- morning snuggles are GLORIOUS!! The girls are still so toasty from being in bed and they are half asleep so I get full snuggles, they just bury themselves into me- Our older girl gets up and I quickly go in for snuggles before she wakes up too much– not that she does!! She is 5 and so tall- she will be overtaking me in no time- her snuggles are a bit harder because she’s more than half the size of me- they are still GLORIOUS- she likes a good squeeeeeeze!! We are really running late now but the snuggles are so worth it!! She needs to stretch into crazy shapes for about 20 minutes. I can not get her to get dressed. I feed the kitten while she continues to stretch. The little one is dressed and ready to go but demanding water- it is a human right after all! water it is- she has only turned 2 and usually can drink water unsupervised- this morning- she can not. She has managed to drench herself in water- I did not give her that much water- I suspect she was at the water cooler when I was distracted with the kitten-clever- she needs changed! Begging my 5 year old to get dressed now, I just takeover myself. done- 5 seconds flat. Almost out the door- I spot the clean pants I was to put on her- she has no pants on under her leggings- this will not do! shoes and leggings off, pants on, okay- good- ready to go- pack the car- girls into their carseats- each demanding different songs already (‘let it go’ and ‘Mika’ were favourites but now it’s ‘Let it go’ and the ‘Moana’ cd. I run in to the house to do a last check- make sure the kitten has access to her litter tray while we are away, lights off, doors locked, coats in the car- as I am leaving I can smell the kitten definitely needed that access to the litter tray- THE WHOLE HOUSE STINKS! At this point I am frazzled- well- I woke up frazzled so I am beyond frazzled now, I still have to drive to the grandparents to drop the girls off and be in work for 9am. I can not lift kitten poop right now… I’m in the car- the ‘Moana’ cd is already in so it wins, luckily the little one loves it too- usually it is ‘let it go’ or nothing.. I had to borrow my dads car because my husband broke our car trying to fix it… more on that later. Traffic isn’t too bad we are driving and we are singing
‘Long as I can remember, never really knowing why
I wish I could be the perfect daughter
But I come back to the water, no matter how hard I try
Every turn I take, every trail I track
Every path I make, every road leads back
To the place I know, where I can not go, where I long to be
And no one knows, how far it goes
If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me
One day I’ll know, if I go there’s just no telling how far I’ll go…….
We get up to the grandparents in record time, I unload the kids and the carseats and the nappy bag and their food- oh wait- no- I left the NAPPY BAG AND FOOD AT HOME!!!! seriously- nappies- I do not know what to do- we all look at each other- then Grandad says to leave the key and he’ll go get the bag- okay… (BUT THE HOUSE STINKS OF KITTEN POOP) okay- off to work I go- Getting into town I turn into the carpark and there are the police- I dunno about you but when I see police I immediately feel like they are after me… I park up- (right beside them so that I don’t look guilty) As I get out they come over to me, I am actually under arrest aren’t I? ‘just to let you know your reversing lights aren’t working’ (why did I park right beside them?) ‘okay- thank you- it’s my dads car, waffle waffle waffle’ (shut up!) I run and get a ticket and run to work- its 8.59am- I have actually made it to work, but now I am exhausted and want to go home!