Check it out:
Ringmaster. I'm the director. I am joyful and proud when it all goes according to plan and I'm less joyful and less proud when the elephants break loose.
Lion Tamer. Have you seen my lovely children at 5:30 PM when they are hungry? I don't have a chair to keep them at bay, but I do have legos and Good Luck Charlie and a baby gate.
Clown. My skills shine during meltdowns and photo shoots.
Tightrope Walker. I've never walked more gingerly than when I've tried to transfer sleeping children to their beds. One misstep and it's all over. Nik Wallenda thinks walking across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope is a big feat? Puh-lease. Try moving my toddler from our minivan to his bed without stirring him. That, my friends, is a feat.
Fire Breather - "What, dear? You're coming home late?"
|Hand me down scrubs, a fleece, water bottle...duh. Doctor in between patients.|
Circus Freak - I nailed this role when my kids were all infants and slept for two hour increments. I continue to dazzle when my husband's schedule picks up or the kids are sick or the holidays are coming. Christmas Eve...watch out. I might scare you.
|This is the one picture I have from Christmas a couple years ago. Not only am I sleep deprived and wearing no makeup but my hair is inexplicably brushed (and I use that term loosely) forward.|
See?! I'm a star. It's a circus but there's a reason it's called the greatest show on earth. I'm learning to embrace the craziness. Now if you'll excuse me, my crushed red velvet blazer needs tending to.
Note from Mrs. Gosling: Did you flat iron your hair before Christmas pics? You look pretty good for early morning present opening :)