I have this dream that one day, my kids will get out of bed at a reasonable time, eat their breakfast without drama, brush their teeth without being reminded, and get their school uniforms on without stopping to play with toys (all in various stages of undress, I might add) and without being asked TWENTY.MILLION.TIMES.
I did not realise that this was such a difficult wish, but OMG lately its a struggle. I would love to have a pleasant, relaxed drive to school instead of the mad dash out the door each day. Honestly, the neighbours must chuckle to themselves - I'm sure they can hear me as I progressively get louder and angrier every morning...
Ok I know this is a minor issue in the grand scheme of things (and I am so grateful that we are all happy and healthy)... but I ask you, mums and dads everywhere... is this struggle the same in your house? What magic remedy do you have, that can make this process easier on us all? Please share!!
This is the 2nd year that I have been a part of a local kindergarten's fundraising efforts, and I absolutely LOVE doing them! Its so wonderful to meet so many local families (who were all so lovely, I might add) and to help the kindy raise funds. We ran quite a few of these sessions this year, here are some of my favourites from the first day!
Thank you beautiful families for spending some time with me and capturing these precious memories!
I remember one time in high school, I was walking past a classroom which I knew one of my friends were in. I wasn't looking where I was going, and in the process of craning my neck to see into the classroom, I walked straight into a pole... DONK! Of course everyone saw me, and everyone laughed, my cheeks were burning and I wanted the earth to swallow me up right then and there...
Well, we get older, and these embarrassing moments seem to happen less frequently - in fact I cant remember the last time I felt like that... until this week!
Master 5 has been doing AFL Auskick recently, and before the session this week I was standing innocently on the side of the oval chatting to another mum, when suddenly something went DONK on the side of my head - next thing you know, I was on the ground and my sunglasses went flying! Wow, I sat there not totally comprehending what had happened, head in my hands feeling a bit woozy, and with a dozen concerned faces all looking at me!
The poor kid obviously didn't know his strength when he kicked that soccer ball (yes, a soccer ball during AFL training) but it must have hit me with a bit of force, my jaw and neck were a bit tender for the rest of the day. I think my pride was more bruised than anything though!
Ash and her gorgeous girls came along for a mini session which was a prize from a nearby kindy - this girly shoot here at Tamborine was so much fun and very cute having the girls kissing mummy's little baby bump too! Some of the favourites from the day:
Hilary Hudson Photography. Natural Light Newborn and Families Photographer based in Tamborine, QLD. Australia.