Rookie mistake #1:
Not planning enough time in advance to make sure I could hop into the shower before my husband went to work.
Rookie mistake #2:
Thinking it was a good idea to bring the toddler into the shower with me. Cue a five minute shower becoming a 15 minute one followed by an extra 10 minutes chasing the toddler around trying to towel dry his hair.
Rookie mistake #3:
Letting the toddler run around naked for two minutes – just TWO minutes – while I quickly threw my clothes on.
Cue me running topless across the landing shouting “nooooooo” with my hands out fruitlessly trying to catch the falling poo as the toddler squatted while throwing all the clothes from the laundry basket and simultaneously peeing on the wicker.
(Incidentally, you know you’re a mother when you reach out to catch someone else’s poo without giving it a second thought.)
Rookie mistake #4:
Attending to the carpet before the toddler who tries to stick his hands in it then runs to our cream carpeted bedroom leaving little gifts as he goes before taking a seat on the bathroom floor and giving his bum a good wipe on the tiles.
4 rookie mistakes = some serious carpet scrubbing + a disgraceful amount of wipes + an impromptu load of washing + 40 minutes late for work.
I’ll know better next time.
Warning: this blog contains adult content 🙂
Since I’ve started this blog, I’ve had lots of ideas and topics swirling around my head that I wanted to share with you and I realised that maybe I needed to give any readers an advance health warning.
I love detail, all the gory detail, and I don’t believe in too much information. So unfortunately you’re going to read about blood and pee and puke and poo. And about boobs and bums and perineums and tears and stitches and piles.
Because I want to be honest with you. Because I really appreciate when people are honest with me, particularly about topics that are considered embarrassing and nobody likes to talk about but really people are interested in because they want to learn and they want to be informed for when it happens to them. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I believe information is power and everything is so much easier when you’re prepared, not caught off guard or frightened and embarrassed because you didn’t know.
So I’ll tell you. If you’d like to share something that you’d like to get out there because its usually whispered behind closed doors and quite frequently misinformed, then I’d love to post it here for you. If you’ve a question, if I know the answer, I’ll tell you. I promise. Lay it on me!
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