Dream Life Series - 1.14.19

5 am came quick. Tired, I roll over and turn off my alarm. Thankfully today is a no workout day. I head to the bathroom to brush my teeth and shower for the day. I head t my home office to go over the final details of the family photoshoot. With the holidays behind us it’s Spring and Back to School Promo time for The Haute Brand. Knock, knock!! “Good morning boss,” Poppy says entering my office.

“Good morning love, sleep well?” I replied.

“Of course, you?” he asks.

“I did, but I woke up exhausted still,” I replied.

“Guess I didn’t do my job last night,” Poppy says with a frown.

“NO!! Your job was definitely well done, TRUST!! Not sure what the issue is. Between this shoot and fashion week it’s weighing me down,” I reply with a reassuring kiss.

“Well I expect a different answer tomorrow morning since this shoot will be done today,” he says staring into my face.

“Sir, yes sir!! But I o still have fashion week to think about. Now help me get the royals ready, we must get to the studio soon,” I say walking out of his embrace towards the kids’ rooms.

I don’t get far before Poppy loving grabs my arm, “I still hope that your answer will be different tomorrow. Most of everything for fashion week has been handled right?” Poppy askes.

“Yes Poppy, it is.” I reply walking out of his embrace, again. “Now please help me get the Royals ready.”

“After you,” Poppy says with a spark in his eyes.

“Poppy we do not have time to play today, lol”, I say with a laugh.

“We’ll see about that, “replies Poppy. I run towards the young royals rooms with Poppy hot on my heels.

“I’m going to make you pay for this,” Poppy says between laughs.

“You promise?” I reply with a wink, “I’ll be ready”. Poppy wakes the princess and I wake the prince.

“We’ll grab breakfast on the way to the studio,” Poppy tells the kids as we head to the car.

“No need, we’ve got food there already,” I reply before turning on the alarm and heading out the door.

We reached the studio with time to spare. Poppy got the royals situated in their room in the studio and made them breakfast, after shooting me a look that says, ”See I knew we had time to play”. I head over to hair and makeup ignoring Poppy while laughing to myself. I find Raeya, my hair stylist, waiting for me.

“Girl, I’m glad I gave you a key” I tell her with a hug.

“I’m glad I beat you here, lol”, she replied laughing.

“The photographer will be here at 10 but the shoot will start with the men at 11,” I tell her before getting into her chair.

“No problem” she replies, “We’re doing an up-do style this time around”

With my hair under way I look over the photos of the looks to check the details one last time. I switch a couple belts and shoes until I have the fits to my liking. Raeya finishes my hair just as the last detail is corrected and it’s time for makeup. I start my makeup while Raeya starts on the princess’ hair. The men are dressed and ready to go. They take a few pictures together before the princess and I join them. The young royals take a few pictures together before I take my solo pictures. We break for lunch and a quick wardrobe change. I touch up my makeup while Raeya checks my hair. We take our group pictures and Poppy and I take our couple pictures. Time flies by and the shoot ends. Dinner was set up while we finished our last segment of pictures. The crew ate and cleaned up, Poppy fed the royals while I discussed next steps with the photographer.

“You not eating?” Poppy asks.

“Yes, they made me a plate to go. We’ve got to get the royals home.” I reply, while thinking a boss’ work is never done and a mom’s work isn’t either.

“See that’s why I call you boss, lol. I should call you spoiled though, lol,” replies Poppy.

“Let me guess you made me a plate too?” I ask laughing.

“You got me!!,” Poppy says before busting into laughter.

We load the royals into my car and head home. I was so proud of them, they were so good at the shoot; now they sat in their seats sleeping peacefully while Poppy drove home. We reach the house and after quick bathes the young royals are in bed. I stop by my office before heading to the bathroom for my night time shower. I check emails before heading to the shower. Poppy was finishing when I walked in.

“You know what I have a taste for.” I ask.

A confused Poppy replies, “no what?”

“Chocolate!!” I reply.

A confused Poppy becomes a smiling Poppy as I push him back into the shower.

“I’m definitely going to sleep well tonight,” I say giggling. Today was a good day.