Aaaaahhhh!!!

I think that’s all I can say about this week –  its half term .. and I have had enough!

The first week day was nice, the children played nicely in their bedrooms, drawing and building things and suddenly.. the arguments happened.. the water happened!!

I am sure they think they can get away with murder… or accidentally killing themselves by climbing the book cases to get at things on the shelves, I am beyond tempted to lock the baby gate in the morning with a bike chain to prevent them from dying from fall damage..

Another thing I have had to deal with is R.. she usually naps for a good two hours in the morning after we return from the school run, but because my daredevil demons are also the loudest thing known to mankind they will wake her up, which means I end up with a very grumpy and tired 13 month old!

I don’t mind having them at home with me but this past week has been a testing time, they have water bottles from school that they use after school and at bed time, well they just tipped A’s whole bottle over their carpet!! why they thought it was a good idea I don’t know.. but now I have a soggy carpet and they have soggy toys!

I am glad that its only one week, Easter half term was madness, it didn’t help that R was under the weather and I was just trying to deal with her, its safe to say I am dreading summer holidays.. Mr S is off to Germany for GamesCom in August so I will lose him for a week but thankfully my mother is taking a few days off that week to help me out with these monsters!

I think the plan is to go to the seaside but I am already regretting that, what with R and her dislike for her car seat, we had to rush to the dentist the other day, all three of us in mum’s car, and R screamed the whole Mini down!! Not sure I can deal with sitting in a car with a very grumpy baby for two hours!

I guess it could be worse, it could’ve been milk or something sticky like juice.. and when I do ask them to clean up they do… after Ive moaned at them enough of course.. I saw a blogger talk about using the hairband technique, when you put five hairbands on your arm and swap them over when you shout or tell of your children… I probably would have forgotten about the damn hairbands with the amount of times I tell my two off..

At least R is just a baby and doesn’t really understand that she’s doing something she shouldnt be doing, like pulling all the games and dvds off the shelves and pulling them apart.. but I wish my older two would think before they do things… like climb said shelves that host the games and dvds…

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I often get asked by people.. ‘how do you cope with three’ and I can honestly say that sometimes, I can’t.. Some days are like rainbows when everything is going so smoothly and the house isn’t a mess (usually term time hah) and other days, much like today, I am very prepared to walk out the house and let them get on with their destruction!!

I’m off to try to make another cup of tea… god knows I need it!

Forever Trying

Mummy Cat.

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I read the daily mail, I know, how could I! Worst newspaper (if you could call it that) in publication.. but in the mornings or quiet times of my day I browse it out of boredom and there was an article on it about a young 15 year old girl who decided to jump in front of a train because her eating disorder had won.

And it really got me thinking about a few of my biggest fears as a parent, how will I cope if my daughters or son is wasting away in front of my eyes and how I will deal with it when it happens.

Parenting like anything is a learning curve, whatever you do wrong with your first you avoid with the second and make completely new mistakes, and looking back on my own childhood, I was an only child, a few mistakes had been made to mold the person I am today.

Reading that article about the 15 year old girl made me realize bullies are unavoidable and will pick apart the one thing you are most insecure about (in my case my weight) and create hell for you, so apart of you hopes that you show your children that the bullies cannot get to you which of course is easier said than done.

I tell my daughter she is beautiful and I tell my son to be proud of his birthmark under his chin but I worry will that be enough, will my encouragement be enough for them to ignore the bullies and hopefully tell someone that someone is being mean to them. Being bullied myself in school and in life I can’t help but be scared for them and their future… 

Which also leads onto another parent fear of mine, what if my child becomes a bully? How will I deal with that, seeing my son or daughters pick on someone else because of their size or cultural background, and respect people for whatever they believe, even if they themselves do not agree with it.

I really just have to hope that I’ve been a good parent, to the best of my ability, which is tough when you yourself suffered with eating issues in the past and even today, I do tell them time and time again that if they have any problems they can talk to me.
Parenting is so stressful as every day is a different challenge and another thing will spring to mind to make me worry but I guess I will just keep on trying my best at it.

Mummy Cat x

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