Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids. I really do. But sometimes (okay, daily) I have moments where I’m rendered speechless by the questions they ask and find myself wanting to scream at some of the things they do. Our tiny humans were not sent to us with a promise to be the providers of eternal joy and contentment. They were sent to love and be loved, to complete us in a way nothing and no-one else can, and to push us to our limits.
Going to the toilet… alone…
Sounds basic doesn’t it? Make sure they are entertained and quickly do your business. No, its not that simple, they will find you, and they will watch you.
Why?! WHY! Mia has never been a ‘licker’, but Theo, he loves to lick! The plates, the door, my leg… everything needs to be licked.
But why Mummy? ‘
I hear those three words every single day. I get it, they are inquisitive, they love to discover and learn. But I don’t know why the man crossing the road had a red hat on, nor do I know why the sky is blue. I am not an encyclopedia.
What did you say?
I’m pretty sure my kids are hard-wired to zone out at the sound of my voice, I’m highly skilled in repeating myself didn’t you know?
Bogeys, boogers, dried nasal mucus, whatever you want to call it, it’s gross, and usually all over my leg.
Inconsistency is key.
Yesterday’s favourite cereal is today’s most hated food, the toy they begged for, boring. If something is their ‘absolute most favourite thing ever’ – don’t believe them!
Jess Howliston (Tantrums To Smiles) says – ‘Bicker…. constantly!! Honestly I’m pretty sure my kids argue over who has consumed the most air!’ I completely get where she’s coming from – my two love each other one minute and despise each other the next!
Donna Dundas (Bobsys Mum) made me giggle when she said – ‘Elbows! Why can’t they sit next to you without elbowing you constantly? Do they have extra elbows they’ve got no room for? or are they just bigger than ours?’
Lyndsey O’Halloran (Me, Him, The Dog & A Baby) thought it would be a good idea to teach her little one to put her nappies in the bin… ‘I’ve taught Erin to put her own nappies in the bin in the kitchen. However, now everything goes in there; remotes, toys, food, phones, keys… We now have to check before emptying the bag!’
Despite it all, I wouldn’t change motherhood for the world! What is the most annoying thing your offspring does? Comment below!