About Me

Perth, WA, Australia
Hi friends. To those I have met in person and the many I haven't - welcome to our nest. Thanks so much for stopping by. I am a mama of six baby birds and wife to one papa bird. Our nest is an intricately woven home, crafted over time, through the highs and lows of life, and many in-betweens. We are soon to leave our Australian nest to re-locate to our second home, the UK. This is our story, of our new life in a new country, the trials and tribulations, bidding goodbye to precious friends and embracing new. I know at times, our wings will be flapping so hard to keep us moving forward that we will tire, however, a little perseverence will bring effortless gliding amongst a soft breeze, and even stronger wings for the journey ahead. Welcome to our flight......

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Nowhere to Hide ...

We have been in our lovely new and bigger house for a few months now. My other better half and I have a nice, big bathroom, with his and hers vanities and a roomy double shower. The children have their own bathroom. True, it only has a single shower recess but it does have a bath! And after all of us sharing one bathroom for many months, having two bathrooms is just bliss. Or so I thought. So why is it that Mum and Dad's bathroom is 'oh so much more appealing' to use then theirs?

Every night at wash time we have the usual pleading and bribery to be able to use our shower. It is usually around the time we are cooking dinner or the babies are crying and Mum and Dad are a tad distracted. Inevitably, we give in and once again the children win and enjoy luxuriating in the shower, using my special fruity-smoothie body washes and my cocoa butter exfoliating scrub or my relaxing lavender sea salt scrub.

Apparently, our shower head has a smoother spread of water over one's body, the temperature is easy to control and there is plenty of room to spread soap bubbles over the walls.

There is also the subject of toilets - theirs versus ours, and ours being, once again, more appealing. And with the toilet there is no asking or pleading, just little sneaky steps to our (my!!!!!) latrine, and the evidence is left behind!! Wouldn't you think they would clear all trace of their unauthorized visits? But no, "hello!", "good morning!" , welcome to 'turd-ville', any time of the day or night! Charming!

I think we should just give in and admit defeat. The children will continue to use our coveted space and I will continue to be greeted by all manner of shapes, sizes and odours as a reminder that nothing is sacred in a house of six children (ok - two are still babies!)... and a dog!!

1 comment:

  1. Keep up the excellent pages of funny insightful and so so enjoyable work. I hang on every word and can't wait for the next...love you your other better half