HOME AND WORK, ALL UNDER CONTROL! IF ONLY THE LIPSTICK UNICORN WASN’T ON THE BATHROOM DOOR ... TODAY IT'S MOMMY’S TURN
My husband always takes things easily. Surely you already know his opinions about God and the world, on children and families, from list. But today I want to offer you a glimpse of my daily life. :-)
For example, a few days ago,our eldest son had just put his coat on at the nursery school when the sky clouded over. It was not the time to go to the playground; not a chance! My son did his best to remedy the situation and invited three little friends to our home. The moms all looked hopefully at me. OK! We all know each other and I use that little minute while the others are taking off jackets to rush through the house and try to eliminate the worst clutter (I think there still are some pizza remains from today’s lunch while I was working from home… and I haven’t even vacuumed yet and the sinks! Good grief filled with toothpaste!).
I did it. We moms hide in the kitchen, away from the kids, otherwise they’ll continue asking for something. The little ones run around the house. A chat with the other mothers would be great. Today we talk about work, husbands, children, home and unicorns. Yes, that's right: unicorns. These days they’re everywhere! There are two factions: Ruben's mom, Mia’s mom and Marie’s mother love them and make cakes, cupcakes, cookies and doughnuts in the shape of unicorns. Ruben's and Mia’s mom playa unicorn game with the children and even bought them a nightlight shaped like a unicorn. Marie's mom uses paper plates and cotton balls to make a sky with a rainbow and unicorns. Ruben's and Mia’s mom recently secretly watched "The Last Unicorn" and cried just like 20 years ago. And she earned another point: she recently ordered a t-shirt for her daughter with the writing: "Always be yourself. Unless you can become a unicorn. In that case, be a unicorn ". She surely won the "who goes craziest for unicorns?" battle.
And the other faction? Well, that’s Luke's mother. I always listen to her politely and I always learn something new. In ancient times, it was believed that the unicorn horn had a detoxifying effect, for this reason they were used by the Achaemenids as cups for drinks. "Speaking of cups for drinks... Would anyone like a glass of prosecco?". "Absolutely, it’s the start of the weekend," they respond in unison.
I go to the living room to get the glasses and I'm surprised: it's quiet. Where are the children? How long have we been chatting? An hour and a half? Two? And what is that smell? Is dad already back home? Oh no! The children come out naked from the bathroom! Jonah is putting something blue on his bottom. That’s not... my face cream! Mia has done a drawing on the bathroom door with Berry Passion lipstick by Cien Cosmetics. Actually, it’s not bad. It’s a unicorn! My son, two years old, is completely wet. But with what? Uh oh! Dad's new aftershave. For sure they played at taking a shower. And his little brother is decorating the floor with toilet paper. I'll have to go buy more... Our Lidl store roundthe corner has already saved us several times.
What an afternoon! If only men knew how we mothers destroy ourselves between caring for children and keeping house... Always on the run, never a moment's peace.