I know feet aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but I wanted to do something a bit different for this week’s Gallery. So for 24 hours, I looked at feet. If you want to see photographs of other people’s days, click here.
These photos were taken over Tuesday and Wednesday of this week but they could have been from any school day.
6am: I leap out of bed to get to the bathroom before anyone else. I have to make sure I don’t break my neck tripping over the dogs as they like to sleep in our bedroom, or on the landing. The skinny silver-grey feet in this photo belong to The Lurcher, the fat ones belong to me.
7am: DD3 comes into our room to have a little whinge about having no clean school uniform. We send her off to go to the toilet and brush her teeth while we find her something to wear.
7:10 am The others wander in to our room in various stages of undress. DD1 has developed a strange inability to find herself some socks.
8:20 am. They are all dressed and have had breakfast. We get shoes and coats on and are ready for school. I’m thinking some shoe polish might be a good idea.
8:20am. As per usual, DS has a Thomas theme going on.
8:30am. A friend joins us for the school run. DS shrieks until someone gives in and agrees to give him a tow on his scooter.
8:40. We get to school and drop the girls off then DS decides he’d rather ride in the wagon and play with his trains on the way home. Luckily there is enough room for his scooter as well, so I don’t have to carry and pull at the same time.
9am. I put my dog walking shoes on, and head out in the car to take DS to nursery. You’ll notice it’s an automatic. I resisted making the change from a manual for many years on the basis that automatics were lazy, but now I have I couldn’t go back to a gear stick and clutch. Not in London anyhow.
9am. The Lurcher balances on DD3’s booster seat so she can see out the window.
9:20am. DS loves nursery. He dashes up the ramp to get to the doorbell first.
9:40. The dogs and I visit a nearby wood and stomp around in the mud and leaves for an hour or so. I have to climb this stile to get to the path you can see in the background. The dogs are long gone in search of squirrels.
9:50am. The Old Boy finds a ball to carry around on our walk. This stops him from barking too loudly when we meet up with other dogs, so everyone’s a winner. Apart from whoever lost the ball in the first place, of course.
10:30am. Back home, and I leave my extremely muddy boots outside the front door.
11:30am. It’s time to do some work at the computer. Try to ignore the tangle of cables behind my desk and the Xmas decoration filed under ‘WTF is that doing there?’
2:55pm. Back to the school run. The shoes are Skechers Shape Ups, which have a curved sole and are sold as ‘fitness shoes’. A mere pair of trainers aren’t going to do anything for my figure but they have helped with my knee pain, so consider this a recommendation of sorts.
3:10pm. DD3 rides her scooter home from school. That thing can move but it means I have to run after her carrying her bookbag and lunch box.
4:10pm DD2 does her piano practice. She can’t quite reach the pedals.
4:30. Potty Time. Again.
6:30. Freshly washed. DD2 and DD3 take a bath together.
7pm. DS ready for bed. As is his Mummy. Goodnight!