So with three weeks to go, I thought it might be wise to start packing up some of the items we rarely use. After filling a skip with half our household (or so it appeared) our wardrobes and cupboards were only holding the things we wanted so I figured packing would be fairly straight forward.
Ok, so some order was needed. In times of chaos, taking rational, logical steps to complete a process will always end in the task being completed in a timely manner.
Unless you have children.
Start by assessing what you want to achieve that particular day. I chose the wardrobes. Decide which box you will use and pluck from your neatly stacked pile
Crap. They’ve seen me.
Entice your toddler into “helping” by giving her things to play with that will hopefully distract her getting under your feet. Tip the big bag of 100 plastic balls you stupidly bought for her birthday all over the floor for the baby to chase.
Curse a little bit as you keep tripping over said balls. Who the fuck buys 100 plastic balls??
Start with wardrobe one and stack from top to bottom in order to create some order when unpacking. This makes no sense but in your head it does and sorry what? #coffee #sleepdep
Pat yourself on the back a little as the toddler starts to enjoy helping and the box gets filled.
Cheapest labour ever.
When the box is filled, tape securely and make sure you write its destination in the house on the top. This will ensure that after the moving men are finished, you will undoubtedly be unpacking your knickers in the kitchen.
Fire the help. They’re useless.
But cute. Luckily.
Trip over more balls. Then trip over all the things that the toddler has pulled out of the box while you went for a wee.
Wonder idly how far you are from your self imposed first wine of the day time of 4pm.
Bugger, its 10.15.
Put things back in box. Find sharpie that toddler has absconded and refuses to surrender. Visions of black, irremovable wall art dance before your eyes.
Feed baby. Damn needy things.
Finally tape, label and mark the box you started. Its taken you an hour and a half to finish it. Top effort.
Move onto next wardrobe and repeat process. Try and be more efficient this time.
Trip over more balls. Rescue baby from crawling into the glass door he hasn’t worked out he can’t move through for the tenth time.
Give up and bake cookies.
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Ta ra for now