I have issues,
I know I have a little bit of ocd but was unaware of how much it defined me with my children.
I like things away and tidy, I like my wardrobe to be ordered and my shoes in pairs in boxes. I like sets to be matching, I like toys with all their bits attached.
I dislike mess and chaos…
Twin girl bounced in from school today ran upstairs to grab some toys and whooped in delight when she saw I had tidied her room and moved her toys around.
Leaping down the stairs I heard her call;
“Mummy I love my room but where’s my Barbie box.”
With a playful edge to my voice I shouted back;
“Oh poppet you are too big for Barbie’s I threw them away.”
Clearly I forgot it was thursday and the tiredness of school is starting to kick in and twin girls sense of humour tends to disappear till the weekend.
He who helped create them dialled Childlines number and twin girl sobbed into the phone whilst I scrambled in the toy cupboard for the Barbie box and so I could prove my guilt as a great big liar but not a destroyer of plastic surgically enhanced women.
Ten minutes later after checking the contents of the box carefully and being reassured all that all her dolls were intact twin girl turned to me wiping away the tears and invited me to play weddings.
Pouring myself a large G and T (I like to immerse myself in the game fully) and putting on my best hat I sat on the floor to join celebrating the wedding of Prince Charming to brown-haired Barbie.
Twin girl started to unload the other guests from the box and then paused and turned to me.
“Mummy don’t get upset, its ok but I changed their clothes…”
Look at the sight that greeted me.
Bloody Snow White has raided Aurora’s wardrobe. Some blonde chick is masquerading as Pocahontas, Belle has gone missing but Barbie has her frock on. God only knows what the Beast will do when he finds out.
It’s an ocd nightmare!
I doubled the gin…
Just realised that it is Pocahontas who has left her traditional ethic style for a meringue style gown. The Indian Chief is going to flip a lid when he finds out.
And she’s not supposed to marry Prince Charming…
Best keep Cinders away from the reception she’s a nightmare when she’s had a few.
**By the way my little blog has been shortlisted in the MAD blog Awards; I am really flattered, if you want to help me win please click on this voting link and enter your name and email and my blog has been shortlisted in Best Mad Blog about Family life (the first one); just click ‘northern mum’ – Thanks from me, twin boy, twin girl, BB, and he who helped create them x x x