Sheesh! These days trying to do my face for the day seems like a major endeavor. Occasionally I think I ought to just do without but frankly, I'm too vain to do that.
I have three children, two boys aged 4 and 2 and a baby girl of 4 months. Getting a moment to myself is quite a feat. I used to manage it during baby's nap time in my old house as I was never too far away from the boys. In the new house it's an entirely different matter. So, currently I either have to slap it on whilst holding the baby in one arm or put it on with an audience of two small boys using a tiny mirror!
Of course, putting it on in front of my little boys and using my brushes leads to cries of "can I have some make up on Mummy?" and "can I have a turn with your paint brushes?". Erm, no and don't even think about using them as paint brushes! My eldest is currently sporting a set of blue toe nails (OPI Suzi says Feng Shui) as a concession to their pleas for make up. They were pink last week but I thought blue would butch it up a little.
I've started putting a few bits together in a make up bag so I can put it in on whenever and wherever I can. Are you all too young to remember the 'Any time, any place anywhere' ads? However, I like to vary my make up quite a lot so I find planning what I'm going to need a bit of a chore. I'm also considering sticking mirrors on the backs of any available cupboard doors. Eyeshadow application in the kitchen whilst making porridge? I'm sure I'm painting such a sophisticated image of myself. You have to pity the postman, if he catches me with only half my face done he may never recover!
I suppose I need to learn to be a minimal kind of girl and perfect a 5 minute quickie in the bathroom. It's that or teach the children to do it for me.