In a prior post, I promised to always keep it real. How real is the above picture for ya?
Now, I could show you the picture from the beginning of the night where they are all dry, hair combed nice, face and clothes clean, pants zipped, shoes tied and happy. (Wait, was that my house?)
Would that really be us? HA! I don't think even for a second, on our way out the door to anywhere are we ALL that way.
Maybe each individual child as they are being dressed is that way. M.A.Y.B.E. (note to self: next year take picture of everyone happy and clean individually and photoshop together :)
However, let me lay the real timeline for ya.
Adam is dresses, shoes tied ready to go. Boredom sets in and he goes outside to play basketball. Requiring at least 10 times to go into the dirt, err, grass to get the ball. Hands dirty, we just wipe them on our jeans. Hair messy from sweat.
Katie dressed by daddy. Changes shirt when no one is looking messing up hair. Without asking, sprinting to join Adam outside. Crocs on since daddy is too busy dressing twins to do shoes.
Rebecca currently playing in living room, quietly. Not good.
Jason getting 2nd outfit change by daddy since finding lonely cookie on floor and eating. If you have ever meet Jason, you know that cleanliness is not his forte. Clothing change requires his hard-to-do-at-22 months-old hair to be redone. Darn cowlicks. Shoes on, ready to go.
Rebecca, naked on living room floor due to diaper aversion. Runs gleefully away from daddy. Peeing as she runs. Really, we keep the local carpet cleaners in business. Currently only wants to dress self. Nope, no help needed, well, needed yes, wanted HECK no!
While fighting, err, dressing Rebecca, daddy has taken his eyes off Jason who has removed his shirt, shoes and socks. A.G.A.I.N.
Rebecca is dresses, tear streaked face and all, ready to walk out the door.
Jason is shirted, shoed and socked again.
Katie has fallen and skinned her knee and hand. Yea, there is blood. Outfit change again.
Jason and Becca are wrestling on floor.
3 kids needing their hair redone.
Someone has pooped. Diaper change, wrong kids. Right kid, clean butts.
Hair's brushed, teeth brushed, ready to go.
Adam looses loose tooth. Blood drips on shirt. Shirt change, hair redo. Shoes don't match and get changed.
Everyone on couch, forbidden to move, serious threats issued.
Daddy sits to finish coffee, spills it in lap. Pants change.
When daddy is done changing, he come out to find. Jason's shoes are off, again. Becca's hair is a mess. Adam shoe is untied and Katie had a peepee accident.
Mommy comes out of bedroom dressed, made-up and ready to go.
Daddy still doesn't have his shoes on and I wonder what takes him so long to get ready since the kids are all just sitting on couch watching TV????
Parade. Rain. Dinner. Candy canes. Park.
Missing teeth. Dirty knees, clothes. Sticky hands, faces. Fallen zippers. Untied shoes. Tired cries. Whiny voices. More pictures. Exhausted mommy and daddy. MEMORIES to last a lifetime.
Keeping it real!