Men are from Mars, women are from Venus. Anyone care to guess where Carien is from?

It is purely grace that is it now school holidays here.  I just could not cope with one more week of rushing to school and back.

Last week I was trying to hurry the kids up, trying to get into the car on time to make it to school on time.  We live quite a way from the kids’ school and if we run late we turn up at school very late.  So there I was, off to get dressed after packing the kids’ lunchboxes and making their cooldrinks.  The rule is that I make everything, but that they have to pack it into their bags themselves and carry the bags to the car.  They have to do something.

Carien, meanwhile, was changing into her 14th set of clothes, adding jewelry, hair accessories, changing shoes, adding blue eye shadow and finishing the whole look with a ballet skirt.

And the time was ticking and tocking by.

Rushing by in the other direction I saw Carien still hadn’t packed her stuff.

Me:  Carien!  Pak jou kosblik!  Pak jou koeldrank!  Move, move, move!

Carien:  (teenager cheeky voice)  Ja, ja, raak net rustig!

I’m not sure where we got her from.  When your 4 year old stands with her back to you, hands on her hips, mumbling, before she starts stuffing her things into her bag while mumbling some more, you start believing that the teenage years are going to be a breeze compared to the f….erocious? fours……


6 Responses

  1. Bwaahaa. Do you live in my house? Regular occurance here 🙂

  2. Oh yes our house too only it would be Mr-just turned-5-going-on-16. Big breaths and remember it is good they have learned to stand for themselves and to be independent – Well thats the theory :s Good Luck and HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!

  3. Ha-ha-ha, Caitlyn also sometimes does this. Even rolls her eyes at us from time to time. Maybe there is a special planet just for 4 year olds 😉

  4. ek geniet so die manier wat jy skryf…. jou blog gemis proebeer meer gereeld skryf asb.

  5. Ag jong, myne was ook so op 4. Nou op 7 is die attitude effens minder. Ek hoor die volgende stap is die oogrollery,

  6. Baie bly om te sien jy post weer! Ek het jou blogs gemis en gedink jy het opgehou – toevallig nou weer gekyk.

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