Unsugar Coated Motherhood

Dressing Up

imageMy girls love to dress up and have a massive array of dresses, clip clop shoes, hats, hairbands and just about every accessory known to man (or woman!) As I work on a Thursday and Friday, I usually take my two little ones out on a Wednesday, but for one reason and another it just didn’t happen last week. We ended up having a tail chasing day, getting nothing done. At 2:30 I surveyed the just been burgled state of the house and decided to give it a tidy up and hoover before we had to head out to collect 5yo from school at half three.

I started picking things up from the floor and asked my toddler to help. “No mummy” she said, “I want to play dressing up with you”! The words leapt from her mouth with such excitement and enthusiasm, how on earth could I say no? So I let my almost three year old dress me up – as you can see I look rather fetching in my silver hat, pudsey ears and cape from her Anna-Frozen costume. The whole time she was dressing me up she was telling me “mummy you look beautiful”. Once we were suitably dressed we had a little birthday party with the toy food, eating pretend chocolate cake and all sorts of other delights.

We had a lovely time in that forty minutes or so before having to do the school run. The house remained a tip, but who cares? It dawned on me that I really don’t do this sort of thing often enough. These little moments are so precious, and they will start becoming even fewer and far between after she starts pre-school next month. I need to make more time to play with her before she doesn’t want to play with me anymore! 

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  1. mummytries says:

    Totally and utterly agree with you here my darling xxx

  2. mummytries says:

    It really is Denise, but sadly life gets in the way too often. I’m really trying to just play and be in moment more often πŸ™‚

  3. It’s so lovely that you have such an enthusiastic little person, who wants to be with you and do things with you!

  4. Ah precious moments! I’m doing my best to try and introduce and enjoy more of these in my life currently.

    Sometimes we get so consumed by mess and day to day chaos and just getting on with stuff, we can forget to have fun! (And how sad is that?!)

    But life is for living (not cleaning) and if anyone can teach us this, it is our children. Lovely post and yes you look rather fetching indeed! Mwah! XX


  5. I need to learn to ignore the mess. Or hope for sun so we can go outside x

  6. You’re so right Renee these moments are precious and all too easily slip through the net of our busy-ness – congrats for being ‘in the moment’. Thanks so much for linking up at #sharethejoy x

  7. mummytries says:

    I’ve definitely learnt to just ignore the mess, it’s quite liberating πŸ™‚

  8. mummytries says:

    Thanks Jenni! We have a fairly quiet day today and I’m looking forward to more of the same πŸ™‚

  9. mummytries says:

    They’re too easy to miss, but so worth being a part of!

  10. mummytries says:

    Ahhh thanks Mel! It really does rock, couldn’t imagine our family without a dressing up box πŸ™‚

  11. Dressing up and make believe are a part of childhood to be indulged. Sounds like a lovely morning together. #MagicMoments

  12. Awe so cute and too true! These moments are so precious we really have to enjoy them xx

  13. Oh what a lovely moment with your toddler – love the combination of the silver hat, Pudsey ears and Anna cape. Love how your little girl kept telling you that you looked beautiful. Precious moments. We had a similar time last week with both girls piling the contents of the laundry basket on me as part of ‘dressing up’ . Thank you for linking up with #ftmob πŸ™‚

  14. My daughter starts school in September so I have been trying to just do things with her rather than tidying or other chores, it’s actually a lot more fun πŸ˜‰ #magicmoments

  15. aww my little girls love to dress up too! they’d rather dress up their little sister than me though! lovely post you are right the house work can wait its moments like these that matter! x

  16. aww this is gorgeous rennee, what a lovely fun afternoon! You’re right sometimes those little voices are so excited yo just can’t resist and who cares if the house is a bit messy! lovely post xx

  17. It’s so easy to miss out on stuff like this when real life gets in the way. The tidying up will always keep – sadly, our kids grow up too quickly.

  18. I know the feeling of those ‘tail chasing’ days and you did totally right to just stop and enjoy yourself! You both look wonderful of course – I hope you did the school run dressed like that? xx

  19. I would usually try to always tidy up the mess and my son would ask me so and yes you can say no to a request like that =) #MagicMoments

  20. Aww how lovely – we definitely need to make the most of those moments when they really want something. Glad you enjoyed it – the mess can always be tidied at another time πŸ™‚ #ftmob

  21. Awww this is so cute, it’s so lovely that you had a wonderful time, awesome picture =D

  22. It’s easy to miss these moments in all the hassle and bustle of everyday isn’t it, but when we catch one, it makes them even more special I think. And of course you looked beautiful πŸ™‚

  23. This is so precious! You were so righto stop tidying up and let her transform you into a beautiful princess. They grow up so quickly; we really have to enjoy things like that. Dressing up rocks!

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