So the other day at breakfast, when Summer was eating her cereal mixed with orange juice (because apparently cereal with milk is completely passé)…
and Dylan was wearing her swim cap…
I started to dread the inevitable task of getting them dressed for the day.
I really HATE trying to get my kids dressed.
Because they don’t do it. At all. They just wander around, constantly getting distracted by musical instruments and dolls and sparkles and dental floss.
4 year-old Dylan has many excuses like…
“It takes me a really long time to figure out what I want to wear.”
“I need a little time to wake up first.”
“I’ll get dressed but first I need to dance. ”
You know, the kind of stuff that slows down us adults in the morning too. I used to be constantly late for work because of my morning Riverdance ritual.
So I’ve come to really not care what Dylan and Summer put on, as long as it’s something sort of weather appropriate, which pretty much includes everything except bathing suits. So that’s how Dylan ended up happily wearing her pajama top, tights and Dora nightgown all day.
And then when she got home, she promptly put on a different pair of pajamas so she could, you know, in her words “be more comfortable.”
Yeah, I can imagine that Dora nightgown must have felt like a Victorian corset.
Oh, my sweet Dylan… wear as many pairs of pajamas as you desire.
Because when you’re comfortable, so am I.
mama bird notes:
I quickly realized that I didn’t know much about taking care of my kids’ teeth. Did you know that you are supposed to bring your kid to the dentist as soon as their first tooth appears? And flouride is not recommended for kids under 2? And that your children should be brushing morning and night for a full 2 minutes. I think I only brush my own teeth for like 33 seconds.
In the spirit of healthy teeth, I’m giving away this adorable tote from Oral-B, filled with kids’ toothbrushes, toothpaste, Dr. Jana’s books and some super cute bathroom accessories.
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment this week and mention your dental hygiene in some way so that I know you are interested in the giveaway. Good luck birdies.