I’ve gotten very good at ignoring my alarm clock. Like really, really good. It’s actually a bit of a problem now that I think about it.
But it’s not really my fault. I mean, yes, I do stay up watching series but the thing is, I’m not even the least bit tired. I have to force myself into bed at a reasonable time (around 10.30) and then there I lie. Awake as if I’d just downed 5 cups of coffee. And it’s not even like before we left for Italy when I was thinking about all the things and actually had a reason. It’s just that my mind won’t go to sleep.
However, it makes up for itself because once it’s asleep. It’s game over. I’m out. But then it sucks again because I cannot get up in the mornings.
The good news is that somehow we’ve managed to wing the late morning wake ups and make it to school on time anyway. It’s a miracle really. I think it helps that we have two kids that just need to get into uniforms, scoff down their breakfast, brush their teeth and then head out.
The real problem is our boy who needs to wear civvies to school. Half because he needs to “decide” what to wear every morning but also half because no matter how much we talk, he doesn’t get done. But that’s another story for another day when I have had a good day so that I can find the humour in it.
The other morning we were rushing around like headless chickens (as usual) and when I got to his cupboard to get him dressed my jaw dropped.
There was nothing in there. Like, yes, let’s be real, I did have to catch up on a load or four of laundry, but still. I eventually dug out a tracksuit pants from the back of his cupboard and it looked like a 3/4 when I sent him to school with it on. My kids don’t really care about what they wear, but I was mortified that I’d send him in pant that didn’t fit, five layers of tops just so that he’d stay warm and shoes with holes in them.
It was time to fix it.
We headed out to Woolworths and stocked up on some really good quality jackets, warm tops, tracksuit pants and a pair of shoes that Knox chose himself. I thought he’d choose the blue but when I showed him the white – he was smitten. And so was I, because it’s just the cutest thing when little people wear good looking white takkies.
We regularly buy our clothing at Woolworths because I know that I can trust them to have good quality clothing that is functional, durable and fashionable all at the same time. I checked it out and here’s a few more really cool things that you may not have know about their clothing:
- All metal trims are nickel (no allergic reaction) & ferrous free (so that it can pass through metal detection as a safety measure for pins etc.)
- UV swim suit fabric is tested and rated to provide a UPF rating that gives you much needed protection against harmful UV rays even when wet. Selected School shirt fabric is also engineered to give at least UPF 30.
- Popper attachment is regularly tested to ensure that they do not pull loose from the garment.
- A facing is attached to the top of the zip to prevent the zip coming into contact with baby’s skin.
- Fusing attached behind the embroidery to prevent scratching the skin.
- Pin-free policy – prohibits use of pins on sewing floor at factories.
- All draw cords are kept short & tacked to the garment. No cords around neck of baby wear.
- All buttons are lockstitched so that they do not come loose.
- Many products made with reflective trims.
It’s really easy to sign up to Littleworld too – you link them to your Woolies card online. I did it the other day and it was done in 3 minutes. It’s not for kids 8 and older, so I could only sign up Knox and Riya. I wish I’d known about it earlier because we could have been making use of the birthday vouchers for years! Oh well, at least now you guys will know!
Here’s to many warm, snuggly Winter days not having to stress about what our little people are wearing and whether they’ll be warm enough all day.