“Look at my toes! I am a super hero!” Eloise was absolutely delighted by the new shade of nail polish she chose last week as a special treat. When I proposed picking out a new bottle to paint our toes, I definitely didn’t see this color coming. I am more of a red toenail kind of girl. I was hoping she’d pick a nice shade of pink. You know, to mix it up a bit. This color…well, let’s just say, I am outside of my fashion comfort zone. But, when my three year old asks me with huge, excited, hopeful eyes if I’ll paint my toes to match hers, the answer will always be yes.
And, I mean, who would say no to having super hero toes? Goodness knows I could have used super powers this past week. After months and months of searching, we finally found the house of our dreams, and are wrapping up the inspection period. We also listed our current home this week, and let me tell you in case you have never tried it before: staging a house and keeping it clean for more than 10 minutes when you have a 3 year old, a newborn, and a dog is no easy task. The combination of trying to get things settled with two different homes at the same time (while the infant is screaming inconsolably, the dog is barking at something outside, and the three year old is clambering to watch yet another episode of Octonauts) is BRUTAL. One way or another, it will all be worth it in a month when we are settling into the new place. That’s what I am telling myself, anyway. Hopefully, my super toes will keep me sane until then!