Breaking the seal

I spend a lot of time avoiding the inevitable. The stories other mums have told me – like the fact that their toddler only agrees to wear pyjamas to daycare or a strange addiction to toothpaste where the parents unwittingly become the enablers. They sound like the exception but no, they’re closer than you think! After all – look at what my daughter wore to school drop off.

I know it’s a gorgeous Barbie princess dress, I know she loved it, I know in the big scheme of things it doesn’t matter and I know that I told her father only to fight the battles worth fighting BUT STILL – the day he let her wear this broke the seal.

You know – the seal? back in the day when you’d go drinking and put off as long as possible going to the loo because once you’d broken the seal you’d be back there be every 10 minutes? That dress up was it – I had never let her wear one before but it only takes once for it to be ‘always!’. ‘BUT MAMA, daddy ALWAYS lets us use playdoh in the loungeroom’, ‘BUT MAMA! I’m ALWAYS allowed to use your lipstick’, ‘BUT MAMA, I’m ALWAYS allowed to watch soft core porn after 8.30 on SBS’….. well, maybe not – but you get my drift….

I kept Ben 10 out of the house for 5 years, Nintendo DS out for 5 and a half!! But give me a fairy dress and it’s clearly my kryptonite. Am I drinking more or is it getting harder to maintain the seal? How are you going with it?


2 responses

  1. This is too funny, because I’m that mum also that doesn’t let the kids wear dress up stuff out! Although, to be honest, they never really wanted to. But I was scared they’d became that child who refused to go out unless he was wearing his Spiderman outfit. And at least with girls, if they wear Barbie, they’re probably more likely to act like her – you know, regal and calm. Dress a kid in The Hulk and he’ll act like The Hulk, you know?!

    The 5yo gets away with soooooo much more than his big brothers ever did. Slowly, but surely, the seal is crumbling…CRUMBLING, I tell you. 😉


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