6:45 – I can hear a loud “mama! hello mama! …..oooh, ball! Baby ball!!” from the little one’s room (this night, she insisted on taking a ball to her bed, that’s why).
6:50 – the little one joins us in our big bed and starts cuddling with her daddy
6:50:30 – the little one is done cuddling with daddy and starts cuddling with me. Which lasts at least a minute longer
6:52 – I am still trying to snooze a little bit while the little one is busy climbing over my legs, my belly and over my head
7:10 – finally time to get up and to carry out the demands for a wee milk bottle
7:15 – the little one has already finished her milk bottle while I am still waiting for the coffee machine to warm up
7:16 – the little one is wearing rubber boots over her pyjama and carrying her garden bag while trying to unlock the door
7:20 – Karsten convinces her to use the potty first
7:21 – the little one decides that the potty session is done (unsuccessfully)
7:23 – the little one tries to unlock the front door again – this time just wearing diapers and rubber boots (and, of course, carrying her garden bag)
7:25 – I tell her that I would like to drink my coffee first and then we can go to the garden after I had a shower and got dressed (the “get dressed” part applies for her as well!). She switches on music so that I can enjoy my coffee while listening to the camel song (the camel that dances chachacha…nothing is better for waking up than the chachacha camel, especially when you haven’t finished your coffee…she is, indeed, a smart little kid!)
7:30 – I dress the little one. She immediately starts to put on her rubber boots again in order to go to the garden
7:35 – I distract her with biscuits while I am having a quick shower
7:36 – I can’t hear her anymore. Bad sign, as she is able to unlock the front door by herself and she also doesn’t hesitate to walk downstairs on her own (as my mother recently experienecd while she was in the restroom for just a second)
7:37 – the little one joins me in the bathroom after I desperately called for her while trying to shower of the soap as quick as possible (needless to say what she is wearing)
7:45 – I am dressed and I had my coffee – and can you guess what we’ll do now?
7:45:30 – off to the garden….breakfast can wait!