27 Jul 2015

The Mum List - what I have on my 'to do' list

As a mother there is always a never ending 'To Do' list of all the things you need to remember or do or take to school (or make for school). But what's worse is the mundane things that keep reappearing or never drop off the list.

First off...

Find Elsa's shoe...Or the fake diamond ring that Bubba loves to wear but seems to loose within seconds:

Seriously that woman is worse than Cinders for losing her shoe in our toy box, for at least 20 minutes out of every day I question, then have a paralysing fear that my boy has eaten it before finding it matted in Barbie's hair (there is an 'accessories' box but it seems Elsa doesn't want her shoes in there) so each day it stays on the list.

Plastic Reduction

My husband always sighs heavily and now it's got to the point that any plastic related feeding containers, cups, bottles, he just leaves them on the work top and it's left to me to ram them back in the correct cupboard.  It's at that point I think of my 'to do' list and mentally think 'I need to reduce the plastic explosion'.

Reduce the amount of clothes the kids have

Sometimes they just have to blink and I think they grow out of something I've only just brought them, it's funny because I mainly route things out when it's left to hubby to dress the children. He manages to squeeze them both into clothes that are too small, leggings that barely come up to my girls knee's and my poor little boy looks like a muscle man in his rather too tight and short T-shirts. I recycle lots of clothes in quick succession.

Clean out the toy box

So the kids have a toy box that is bursting with toys and yet they either play with each others toys or the odd balloon, cardboard box or washing line that gets left in their way. They both have toys that they no longer play with until the moment you mentally or physically think of giving to charity. It's like they have a sixth sense about it all. So consequently we end up just adding to the pile and it stays on my list.

Unidentified Freezer Food

As I riffle around for dinner items that are beige and loved (and more importantly eaten) by my children, I always come across a random small pot of something delicious that I've cooked up for one or both of them. My hands hovers and I wonder if I should do a pot luck dinner but can I take the fall out if it is indeed chilli (which the girl hates now..even the smell triggers a 20 minute meltdown from her). So I decide to leave it on the list and identified, label and stack neatly next time I come this way.

But always top of my list and one that never gets marked off...

Do something for me 

I always have the best intentions but never seem to find time to paint my nails, straighten my hair or stop eating rubbish food. I will eventually crack this one but until then it'll keep going on the list...

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