My house, I can finally reclaim my house! Yes, my parents have gone back to their home and Mini Me and I can breathe a sigh of relief and chill with our feet on the coffee table again! My mum, bless her she is formidable, yet a little excitable – no matter how many times I try to explain what my work as a blogger entails, it appears to go in one ear and right back out of the other again!
We visited family over the weekend and yet again I found myself explaining what I do, from the beginning… again due to my mum making it sound as if I do not do anything bar open my door to the postman!
Mention SEO to her and no doubt she would assume it was a new anti-wrinkle cream! Sigh.
Admittedly Mini Me and I are very fortunate and I now do have a fridge full of the latest shades of nail varnish to pamper myself with. Mini Me on the other hand is spoilt – whether it be through reviews or simply seeing something that I know she will love whilst out and about. There is no doubt her bedroom would rival any toy store and simply the thought of clearing out old toys is enough to give me nightmares.
There really is no great time to clear out – children always sense something maybe wrong when they see you with numerous bin bags and suddenly they seem to play with every single toy they own! Luckily Mini Me is so swamped she does not realise that I go in her room and take out a few toys she no longer plays with when she is not here. Mini Me is less sentimental than I am though and sometimes I do find it hard to ‘get rid’ of things she no longer uses. Maybe it’s the hoarder in me! When I was Mini Me’s age I would absolutely cherish packs of stickers and never use them… give a pack to Mini Me and she is straight in there sticking them on anything that moves as well as things that don’t! The dog has been stickered up on more than one occasion!
As you can imagine Mini Me loves Barbie dolls and has many to choose from, along with all the coordinating outfits. Having her birthday so close to Christmas means we are always overloaded with the dolls within a short space of time.
With the latest tidy up complete, it gives me an opportunity to prepare myself before the next spring clean of toys begins!