My 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!