My disdain for housecleaning has been well-documented, so it’s a little odd that my daughter loves to clean as much as she does. But give that girl a Clorox wipe, and she is one happy camper.
Given her gotta-get-it-clean-Mommy tendencies, I haven’t been surprised to see how much she loves brushing her teeth. But what has surprised me a bit is her love of my entire morning routine.
From the minute I step out of the shower and crack the bathroom door, Annalyn is fascinated by every step I take to get ready for my day.
“Umm, yes, baby. Those are Mommy’s panties.”
Thankfully her interest doesn’t stop at my underwear. Because that would be weird. After she “helps” me get dressed, then we move on to our teeth.
“Remember, Annalyn. When I’m finished brushing, you’re finished brushing.”
“Okay, Mommy. Pft!”
“No, you don’t need to spit, baby.”
And then it’s time for makeup, although Annalyn’s Daddy kindly says we’re beautiful without it.
“Some. Some, Mommy.”
“Okay, baby doll. Here’s some chapstick for you. Go like this: MWAH!”
“Cheeks! Cheeks, Mommy!” “Lotion! Lotion!” “Eyes, Mommy! Eyes!”
My new morning routine takes a bit longer to get through, but it works for me. What does your morning routine look like?
Ha! Ours is very similar! I gave my daughter a little pot of clear sparkly eye shadow and she went to town :0 She looks more like Tinker Bell every day, but that works because that is what she is for Halloween.
Cute! I miss those days with my girls. They're only four, but they're usually off playing or still sleeping when I do my morning routine.
Mine is very similar w/ my 2 year old daughter. She has to have makeup etc. too. So cute.
My morning routine isn't nearly as sweet as that. It's more like a tornado until I sweep the big kids out the door to the bus, lol.
So sweet – my girl will sit and brush he rteeth the entire time if I let her!
I could have really used Annalynn's cleaning abilities last night as I frantically cleaned my house for my mom's arrival today! My morning routine is scattered…like me. Rush around throwing clothes at Ethan to put on, changing Eva's diaper, throwing something on myself, quickly throw my hair in a ponytail, bun, etc. Thankfully that's only two days a week! I need to be a better planner…but, I've known that all my life.
My 4 year old daughter loves to sit and watch me get ready in the morning. We always get to discuss what hair style she will wear that day followed by a session of begging for lip gloss. I wouldn't change a thing.
oh that's so cute! samantha still loves it when i put a little eye shadow on her. but she's has her own lip gloss for a few years so every now and then before we go somewhere she'll go and get "beautiful!"
yes… enjoy that fun time with your daughter even if your routine takes a little bit longer!
Isn't it amazingly sweet? I have a son so he doesn't share my zeal for a morning makeup routine but he loves helping with cleaning and cooking. It take so much longer to let him help, but it is so worth it!
Some day we will all wish we could go back in time to those days…
very very cute! Such sweet precious years…but my family is in the season where they all are off doing their own morning routine. We do have one ritual that I am still a part of…"do you want eggs for breakfast or pancakes? And here is your lunch for today…see you later!"
However, I do still have one beauty routine I still get to enjoy with my 19 y/o daughter from time to time. When I can get her to stay home long enough, we treat ourselves to a home spa day with drug store facial masks!
i do miss those days with kass. it seems so long ago…
now my morning routine consists of gettin a jr higher and high schooler out the door in time for school. which rarely includes my face made-up. i bet my kids LOVE that!
I love it…sounds VERY similar to mornings around our house :).
Precious! I love the MAJOR difference between boys and girls. If my boys ever blow into the bathroom while I'm getting ready, it's only to use my brush as a sword of some sort and continue beating the stew out of some thing/ one. So glad to hear yours is less fighting, more makeup!
oh wow i loved this!! they sure do watch our every move, don't they?
Our morning is EXACTLY the same Mary! The sad thing is, Owen wants everything Katie gets too…including the make-up! Not a good thing in daddy's presence.