|I’m participating in Diminishing Lucy’s drab2fab today|
This morning I woke up feeling so blegh I thought I might cry. I got plenty of sleep. Probably one of the earliest nights in a long time (10pm). The children slept all night (WHOOOOOTTTT! as My Bestie Amelia would say). But when I woke up, it was with the knowledge that it was cold and miserable inside the house, the sun was shining just a little too brightly outside the house, I slept all wrong and my back was aching. And frankly, after the day I had yesterday with Roo, I was not looking forward to a repeat performance. And a repeat performance was almost guaranteed after I spied another tooth making it’s way through in the back of her mouth.
So I got up. I saved the boys from their evil dungeon of cots and released Roo from her bedroom. I considered climbing into her king single and lapping up the sunshine streaming through her north facing window. Instead I made porridge. Oh sweet, warm, delicious porridge. That porridge made me feel like the house and I were defrosting just a little.
But the twins, they continued to demand. Roo, she continued to be loud and impractical and all those glorious fun girly things that 2 year old little girls excel at. Pal was home with a migraine. I wished I had a migraine so I could go back to bed.
Knowing I could not possibly continue the rest of my day with this “woe is me” attitude, and this scowl permanently plastered on my face, I put the boys to bed and did the best thing I knew to do.
I showered. I dressed (in clothes you might wear out of the house, not my usual smashing Clothes Line Attire). I put my hair up and out of my face and smoothed down those crazy runaway hairs that only appear post-pregnancy to make you feel even more like a flitty flyaway frump. And I made my face up.
I own some glorious Lime Crime make up. It never fails to make me smile. It is the brightest, most luxurious thing in my house. And so I put it on my face. I decided to make my face the brightest, most rainbow-licious sight in my home. And I really think the children are appreciating it.
|Fraser “appreciating”the effort I have made today. Also, note the ear mark on my arm – too cute!|
So I may still have gotten miffed when there was no bread left for me to have my lunch. And I certainly got seriously, hormonally annoyed when Pal went to have a sleep. Yes, yes, he has a migraine. I totally get it. It doesn’t mean it doesn’t drive me bananas that he gets to go have a sleep when he has a migraine, but if I were to acquire such a thing I would still be required to change dirty, blue-stained poo nappies.
|Blue icing for Daddy’s birthday cake = blue stained bums|
I may still have had to put out four loads of washing, clean the kitchen, scrub the bathroom and I may still have plans to hide in my pantry.
But I managed to feel pretty doing it.
And isn’t that all we want sometimes? To leave behind our frumpy, dumpy, disinteresting and dull selves? To evolve into a butterfly for just a moment? To just feel better about ourselves?
|Great Pink Planet lipstick, Circus Girl Magic Dust and Primadonna Magic Dust (on cheeks), all Lime Crime.
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Thank god for pink lipstick and yellow eyeshadow. Today could have been so much worse!