This gorgeous little chubby cheeks is the reason I am one ya red constantly at the moment.
Soooo…. as the countdown is on, time’s flying by, the house items are slowly getting sold on to people that need them and we are getting ready to make the big move over to Turkey 🇹🇷. We currently live in the U.K. but we know turkey is where we are meant to be.
My husband is Kurdish and born & bread in Turkey, over there the kids start school when they are 6 years old. This means our eldest daughter is due to start school September so we need to move over before then. We booked our flights for the end of August! (See blog for bargain price I got on flight 😉)
So as my readers are aware, I’ve just given birth 6 weeks ago to the most beautiful little girl! She’s absolutely amazing and we are all doing really well. (My 3 year old son ha turned into a complete and utter little SH………BUGGER!!!! I know he’s trying to find his place again since the new arrival but he’s turned so naughty. Working with him has been a nightmare but I’m hoping one day the halo will appear over his head again…. 😂😂 yep I know, wishful thinking.
Last week I ordered lots of cardboard boxes off eBay. I wanted to start packing up the kids old clothes and bed linen ect to send over to turkey with a currier. I wanted to use old clothes ect so if they don’t make it, I won’t be too upset. I need to test and see if we can succeed in sending stuff over by currier. (Turkey is a nightmare for sending packages) they go missing, you get charged a huge amount on income tax at customs on electrical or anything Over the value of 22 euros.
Most packages get pinched by the mailing staff too and if they do make it over, it can take upto and over 5 weeks 😬.
So I’m juggling 1 princess, 1 monster child, and a baby, every day chores and the hundred loads of washing that never seem to go down, spring the bin and recycling which seems to have multiplied cos of all the extra nappies ect, packing boxing and also I put myself on a nail Course to add another qualification to my collection ready for moving to Turkey and starting up my hair and beauty business.
Out of the blue I get an email from my landlady, she informs me that she’s selling the house I am renting and that next week the estate agent wants to come and take pictures of the place and get the sale up on their website. Also she tells me il have to adhere to viewing a f potential buyers!!
I shout “Oh my god, NO WAY!!”
Suddenly the stress got to me and I started seeing my house as an absolute sh*t tip!! The image of my children running around playing Turned into them running me ragged and making my house worse then it looked in my head.
I swear to god that could be me above I’m that picture I pulled off google images!
I thought “how the hell am I going to get this 3 floor, 3 bed, 3 bathroomed house Spick and span In just a few days and have it fit for estate agent pictures to sell the house?”. It’s not been in that state since the day I moved in and that was 4 years ago.
I mean oh my gosh……..this was stressful! Not only did I only have a few days but I had to do it alone and with the kids running around.
Luckily my daughter goes to school and my son goes to the childminders 3 days a week during school hours.
This gives me 3 morning to get the house in shape. Oh but wait………I have a 6 week old baby who is Clingy as hell and wants lots of cuddles and kisses at least 764 times an hour.
Oh dear, these 3 days are going to be hard!
The first days I had alone with just ayla (baby) set of to a good start, o started the general tidying up of all the pots and crumbs from breakfast as we literally have brekkie and then out for the school run. I popped some 90’s R&B tunes on and filled the washing machine, filled the dishwasher and then grabbed the bin liners to start the deep clear out. First up with the 2 “crap drawers” in the kitchen. (Everyone has a drawer full of crap in their house don’t they? I shamefully have at least two of these in every room though 😬😂.
Right on que as I was to open the first drawer the baby started crying!!! It was milk time, I fed and winded her and give her the snuggliest cuddles In the world and popped her back on her bouncer chair for a nap. She settled nicely and I popped off to the drawer to start rummaging. As I walked 5 steps forward, ayla started crying again, hmmmm great 🤔. “Maybe it’s just a dirty nappy or a bit of wind?” I thought! I burped her again and changed her nappy. I put her back down and she was having none of it. All this little beaut wanted was mummy cuddles. I strapped her to my chest with the baby wrap but she didn’t want that today! She wanted snuggled in my arm comfy.
Okay so I have to crack on with this clearing and cleaning but I also have to do this while cuddling my baby………. I’ve got this! After all she is my third child and I’m used to the one handed lingo of life for the first year of a babies life at least!
She’s knocking out them zzzzzz’s in my arm and she’s happy as Larry. Ok so i open the drawer and realise I’ve not yet opened my liners, this was a challenge in its self as I could t get hold of the right end to open 🙄. I’m sure you all do this too where to go around the full bag scouring each edge 60 times looking for the part to open. Bit like the toilet roll when you can’t find the part to open it and you keep stroking round and round like it’s a cherished roll of gold!
It was hard but I managed to do it, by the time came to go and pick up my son, I’d managed to clean and sort 2 rooms. OK!!! Only 4 more rooms and 2 landings and sets of stairs to go…….
So between feeding, burping, nappy changes and the millions of snuggs I managed to get the whole house cleaned and tidied and even emptied 6 liners full to chuck out! I have 2 to charity and sold quite a bit too. It was tough and very challenging as I had to do 85% of it with one hand 😂. I balanced on a stool, hoovered and mopped the floor, bleached the units, cupboards and skirting boards, changed bed sheets, cleaned toilets and bathrooms and sorted products out. Everything cleaning related you can think off, I did it.
Hehe all part of being a mummy!!!!
Yep it’s hard but we just have to get on with it. To be honest it’s fantastic memory making time as well. I will always remember this stressful but satisfying time we spent together 😂.
So finally the day has come for the estate agent to come and take pictures of my beautiful shiny house!
I wake up and immediately change my bedsheet into my gorgeous favourite ones, I run down into my kids room and quickly tidy up and Make their beds, feed the fish, moved all the toys and bits that the kids had managed to spread all over the entire floor or 3 rooms in the 10 mins they were awake before going down for breakfast! 😬😬
Then it’s down to the kitchen where my kids are sat there eating their toast and there’s crumbs and flakes of that toasted brioche bun going all over the table, the chairs and the floor 😕😩😩😩!
I’m running around sweeping up while once again holding the baby, putting the washing away and trying to get the kids dressed and hair done ready to leave for the school run. I swear to god, I was sooo close to tying my son in the chair as he is like a bull in a china shop and creates devastation wherever he walks. I was literally walking 1 step behind him flapping about and tidying everything he messed up on his travels around the house while he got ready 🥴🤒. I know you’ve all been there!
I finally chuck all the kids in the car and get them to where they need to be…… rush back home and tidy up all the last bits of mess that’s hanging around and wash the pots, dry and put them away and BREAAATTTHHHHEE!!!
The lady arrives and sets up her camera ready to snap away. The first thing she says is “Hi, wow it smells and looks wonderful in here! Amazing how you’ve done this with 3 kids to run around after” I swear this made my year! All that stress and tiredness was soooooo worth it. Even just for that one mouthful of words.
I felt accomplished and received.
So being a mummy is hard but my gosh I wouldn’t change a single thing! They are just perfect but the state of your house doesn’t have to be…..unless your selling up 😂