Mental Mothering

Excuse my tardiness of late – it appears I have actually been living my life rather than just writing about it so the posts have been a little thin. Funny how that happens! But I’m back, from Sydney, and only just back. We snuck off Saturday morning to head to a fabulous 4th birthday party for my niece and then to a Christening for friends that live in NYC who were over here with their newest member of their family. We stayed at Mum’s and had a great time catching up with people, relaxing, eating and drinking. We also celebrated the end (thank GOD) of Masterchef with a fabulous dinner with my little sis and her husband last night. I think I drank too much red wine because my head hurts a little today. I hit the road with the girls this morning and spent an hour getting onto a main freeway out of town. I do not miss Sydney and it’s shitty traffic. Not one bit. Not one little bit.

I got home about an hour ago and instead of just packing down and enjoying the cooler weather I have managed to unpack everything, throw out all the flowers that I had in the house, replace them with all new flowers from the garden, sweep, water the pots, put a load of washing on, DUST almost every surface and have a cup of tea. I am MENTAL. Seriously. I have some kind of mental disorder than has me in a frenzy upon return to my house from anywhere. I need to unpack. I need order. I need things to be nice. And pretty. And orderly. Before I can relax. MENTAL.COM.AU At least the house looks nice though and I can pack down for the afternoon. It’s cold too – it’s back – of course it’s back – so I think I’ll be getting the fire on and a roast chook too. Monday night calls for it I think – just to ease my headache at least…

One last thing, on the trip up to Sydney on Saturday the girls were a little flustered by the time we hit Sydney Saturday afternoon traffic. And it was hot too – a dangerous combination. Harper started talking and said one sentence perfectly. It took us all a little by surprise and it was hilarious too so we all laughed, and so she said it again. And again. And again. It is one of the funniest things I have ever heard, but then again I am mental, so maybe it’s not.

Just remember “It’s not Daisy’s sock. It’s MY sock.”

My Die.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07937706773267639646 Madam Bipolar

    Hilarious!
    BTW can you please clean my house?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10155668418044222620 LeighRex

    HAHAHAHAAAAAAAA lil darlin’! Don’t you love how when they do shit like that you can’t stop a. laughing and b. asking them to do it again!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14540195749908936684 GourmetGirlfriend

    I love the “Are we there yet?” in amongst the claims of sock ownership.
    A necessary comment on any family car trip.
    And the only way to be is MENTAL!
    LOVE IT!
    XX

  • cookcleanstudy

    I’m exactly the same when I come home from a trip. So either you’ve got another person in your ‘mental’ club with wanting everything unpacked upon arriving home or we’re normal and any other way is just weird. xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00201349928544548688 Lou

    And one more time for the cheap seats in the back! She’s too funny…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14540195749908936684 GourmetGirlfriend

    I should be clear that my type of mental mothering doesn’t involve the need to clean…I am just plain mental.
    Sometimes I wish I had your sort of mental…..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15086980189762813286 [Good Mum Hunting]

    Loves it.

    And now it begins. The talking. Imagine all the lovely little things that will soon be leaving her mouth. MY DIE!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13205159281866934702 jody

    Bahaha that is super cute! I especially love the ‘are we there yet?!’
    Glad you had a good weekend and that masterchef is over also, thank god!
    Have a good week! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08837184120367979623 Leese

    LOLOLOLOLOL!! What was that again Harper? I didn’t quite catch that!
    Too funny and too cute!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13532745692260007030 Daisy, Roo and Two

    I have tears! Tears! I also loved the “Are we there yet?” getting a good look in then! Haha, I’ll be thinking of that all afternoon and saying to myself: “It’s not Daisy’s sock. It’s my sock.” Pal will think I’ve gone a bit mad, but then, what else is new!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01111027517594644037 Hello, I’m Marti. And I’m a red-head

    ROFL, that’s awesome :D

    I’m with you on the Sydney traffic….hate it with a passion.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17270571230830992406 Moodi Mumma

    Hehehe gorgeous!! Thanks for the giggles :o)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05733683295079746421 kurrabikid

    Oh my gosh, could she BE any cuter?!! Doubt it…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04659789458460830707 Cherie @ ‘a baby called Max’

    Ridiculously cute!

    Ridiculous.

    Awesome first proper sentence :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02190695242707409677 Ms Styling You

    I like to unpack and make myself at home when staying at a hotel room. And no, it’s MY sock. Cute.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15761220164069379437 Maxabella

    Those random little videos are the most precious of all.

    I totally get the ‘everything needs to be done and THEN I’ll relax bit’. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09703082768846184281 The Beetle Shack

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03589243376326466266 Kellie

    That is AWESOME.

    I love when they say their first proper sentence, and they know we think it’s funny so they say it over and over and over. Hilarious!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00249173567052815320 anne

    Way tooooooo funny……love it.

  • KK

    LOVE IT!!! She looks so cute. Can’t believe how much she was saying when Lucy gave her the phone to speak to me last night!!! So impressed!!! Where did it suddenly come from?
    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13728577669343056176 Ailsa

    My die! So funny! Adorable – Harper is just a touch older than our littlest. I love Daisy’s “are we there yet?” too.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00526271447629458147 Permanently twenty three

    I want to hear her say ‘ham hock’. She’s nail it. Just saying. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    You’re not mental, she IS really funny! SUCH a gorgeous little lady. As for doing all those chores as soon as you got home… now that’s a little mental ;o)
    I get the washing order though, gotta have order about the washing xo

  • http://www.yamilainspire.blogspot.com/ Yamila

    Me too I go mental when I get home from a trip and just want the house clean and tidy, clothes wash and hung, clothes unpacked. Very crazy and loopy.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11526632640608597064 Jane

    OHHH Miss Harper, you are too cute!! xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14800218969854372400 Tamsyn

    Oh that is just too cute!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09393571810604343918 Veggie Mama

    bahahah who’s sock is it? I’m sure Veggie Dad and I had a kid for our own amusement. They do the coolest things x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01556432714220385619 Amelia {Weddings, Babies… Everything}

    Too cute! I love the look on her face. Totally has her audience wrapped around her finger. xx