Thursday, July 24, 2008

Mom Tip #7 - Get dressed Last!

Yes my friends, you heard me correctly – last.

Inevitably if you get up and get beautiful before your children are beautiful and handsome, you will end up in a completely different outfit that you don’t really like smelling like something you shouldn’t smell like. Now this is not to say that you shouldn’t be the cliché mom who scurries about the house in your bathrobe, nylons, slip and slippers with curlers in your hair. By all means! Get as far as you can in your preparation routine without achieving final effect.

Why? Remember that jelly toast that the two year old wouldn’t eat in his pajamas when it was time to eat breakfast? Remember that off hand remark you made to your four year old to “go color until we’re ready to go?” Remember those bananas that the baby had for breakfast this morning?

The jelly is now on your two year old’s hands waiting to be transferred to your skirt. The washable markers are all over your 4 year old’s face ready for the attack of the washcloth. Oh and don’t get me started on the bananas! They will either go across your shoulder or down the front of your v-neck shirt as you try to load her into the car seat.

So against the recommendation of every dry cleaner in the world I say, “Get dressed last!”