A Perfect Moment At The End Of A Less Than Perfect Day

Yesterday was one of those days.  I had chastised my 6 and 2 year olds for what seemed the whole day.  No amount of cajoling, threatening, attempted distraction or straight out threats had worked.  Their arguing, sniping, whining and fighting had continued unabated.

I have to say I was totally exhausted and disheartened (to say the least) by the end of the day.  So I was so pleased when 6 year old appeared by my side to say that he was sorry for being so naughty.  All my bad humour melted away and I wrapped him in a big hug, cuddling him close.

After a minute of two he raised his head and looked up at my face with a concerned look and said with all seriousness:  “Mummy, under your arms is a little bit stinky.”

And that was the end of my perfect moment.

But I did laugh and even said yes when he volunteered to get the deodorant for me!

What’s your most perfect moment?


Don’t forget to enjoy your day.

A Year Of Parenting – According to Grant Snider

This tender and funny post by Grant Snider will resonate with many a parent.
See his wonderful blog ‘Incidental Comics’ here.

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Conversations With My 7 Year Old…

7 year old: “Mum when I go back to school after the holidays I want you to let me wake up in the morning and get up myself. I don’t want you to tell me I have to get up.”

Me: “OK love. But you will have to go to school however you are when it’s time to go.”

7 year old: “What do you mean?”

Me: “Well if you don’t get up in time to get dressed then you will have to go how you get up. In your pj’s”.

7 year old: “You can get me up Mum.”

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Sunday Humour

My 2 year old said his first 3 word sentence this week.  It was:

“Mummy stinky poo!”

He could have been commenting literally…… but I like to think he was being humourous.


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Sleep Deprivation? I Laugh In Your Face!

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After returning home with my first baby I literally did not get out of my PJ’s for 4 weeks, until forced to get dressed for the birth registration appointment.

With my second son I fared little better, staying at home in my pyjamas for about the same amount of time.  I felt the lack of sleep was going to kill me.  I didn’t know when I had it so good.  With number 1 son at least I could sleep when he did.

When I brought babygirl home I was up, fully dressed with a full face of makeup for the health visitor appointment the very next day.

Go girl.

Tired? Me? Ha, I had 2 consecutive hours of sleep last night, I feel great!  Just off for my run.


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Sunday Humour – Kids Behaviour

MotherhoodMe (exasperated):  “Why can’t you have good behaviour?  You know you would get what you want if you had good behaviour”!

6 year old:  “No I wouldn’t!  I had good behaviour last night and you wouldn’t let me have McDonalds for dinner.  And I had good behaviour this morning and you wouldn’t let me have my Thomas sweets for lunch!”

Mmmmm all of this is true.  I am going to have to rethink my persuasive arguments.

Of course it bleedin’ obvious why kids misbehave.  Because 8 times out of ten they can’t have what they want, even if they do behave!

So what is the answer for good behaviour?  Tell me your thoughts.


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Why I Love My Husband

Because standing in the kitchen wearing my old tracksuit bottoms after 5 days of christmas eating brings this comment from him.

“Have you lost weight?  Those tracksuit pants look baggier.”

God damn, I know why I married this man.



Don’t forget to enjoy your day