Getting Ready {The Ordinary Moments}

Getting ready when LP was small always seemed to take so long and be so difficult that most of the time I would stay in my PJs, run my hands through my hair, tie it back and barely have a chance to brush my teeth. I would only ever get ‘ready’ if I was going out and would set my alarm incredibly early so I could get ready without a little person crying for attention or a nappy change.

Zoom forward a couple of years and LP now sleeps until 9am or later most days. I should now be able to get ready with no interruptions – But I now have a Little Man to keep entertained! Most mornings Little Man will end up in our bed any time after 6am. If we’ve had a good night then I’ll try and put him back in his cot at 6am after his morning feed but recently the nights have been so bad that he comes into our bed just to guarantee I can close my eyes again for another couple of hours.

I’ll then wake up when Little Man wakes up, will take him to change his nappy and get him dressed and then try and make myself presentable with a Little Man to keep happy too. LM is now climbing up things, grabbing onto everything and exploring every single inch of every room in our house. I have a music table in our room for him to play with when I get ready but he is much more interested in playing with my make up, my hairbrush, a deodorant or a stray coat hanger than playing with any actual toys.

Getting Ready {The Ordinary Moments}

So I get dressed, brush my hair and put some mascara on with a Little Man at my feet, laughing at himself in the mirror and trying to put make up on himself. I take literally five minutes to get ready but in that five minutes Little Man causes a trail of devastation in our room, clean washing spread about and crumpled all over the room, the tops of cupboards and the desk cleared of anything on them and even the contents of drawers pulled onto the floor.

Getting Ready {The Ordinary Moments}

Five minutes of an exploring Little Man whilst I get ready is definitely an Ordinary Moment – One that makes a lot of mess for me to clear up but always makes me smile.

Getting Ready {The Ordinary Moments}


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. That last picture with him looking at himself in the mirror is just so so lovely!!!! I laugh when I think how long I used to take to get ready to go somewhere, change outfits a couple times have some music on and generally just fanny about for a while!! Now it’s the same as you, 5 minutes….max!! Whatever I can find, preferably something clean, make up (by which I mean mascara!) goes on maybe once or twice a month!
    I do love the new routine though having the little guy clambering around makes it fun in its own new way 🙂 xx

  2. My little boy was just the same at this age, in fact all of my boys. Much prefer to be playing with the objects that we use the most and find important I guess. So cute. Love his little explorers face – ‘hum, what’s this for?’ #OrdinaryMoments

  3. Ahhh bless him. So very cute. Love your little ordinary moment together. Sweet. I dont ever have time to get ready with two either. I usually throw my hair up and throw on mascara while standing in the hallway mirror while buba and missy moo play around the floor at my feet too. So funny. It’s a good thing we are not high maintenance ladies. lol #ordinarymoments

  4. Getting yourself ready as well as the rest of the house, then breakfasts, making sure everyone has everything they needs for their day: breaks, lunches, PE.Kits and more and then throw a toddler into the mix breeds CHAOS! lol. But I have to admit, secretly? I kind’ve love it! I adore the photo of little man looking at himself, he is so darn cute!! #OrdinaryMoments

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