Monday, 20 January 2014

The 'Daddy' Effect

Let me open by saying my husband is an amazing Dad and this is in no way, shape or form a criticism of his Fatherly abilities. He baths them every night. He has no issues taking them out for the day and changed his fair share of stinking nappies.

What I find odd is this. When in the presence of their Dad the children just go well mental. Just plain bonkers. For example today I had looked after them from 7am. We had snacks, went to soft play, did some drawing and watched a bit of tele. All calmly. The girl even managed to bagsy some good girl stickers (a 'kind and sharing one' and a 'ate all my dinner' one). Their Dad walks through the door at 5.45pm and you would have thought I had locked them in a cage all day and fed them Mars bars and litres of Coca Cola.

Oinking at pigs.  

They shouted and screamed, delighted by his arrival. The boy actually shook with pure joy. Then Erin had a random tantrum. She ran and hid behind her chair, hurt her hand and sobbed and sobbed. As I type I can hear the baby wailing whilst Ste bathes him.

About to throw two children down a slide. 

It's not the time of day as it happens when he is around on the weekend. They run and shout and climb and roll and tumble and clamber and even the dog gets involved. And there is so much noise! But they all look so bloody happy.

Riding a tiny pink scooter. 

So this is just a note to my husband. Sometimes you come in and the house is like an asylum but I do look after them and generally they are beautifully relaxed and calm. They are fed healthy food (and the odd chocolate coin) and I in no way shape or form make them drink highly caffeinated pop. It's you. You make them crazy. But ala Beyonce they are (cheese alert) 'crazy in love' with you. PS just try and knock the noise on the head when it's my time for a lie in. Ta.

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22 comments:

  1. This is no lie. My little girl does the exact same thing! When he stays home, he can't even go to one of our classes because she goes nuts... Too funny!

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    1. Daddy's make normal children loons. Fact! x

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  2. Ah, so sweet (although maybe not always for you!) Lovely photos - is that Sandwell Valley Farm at the top there?

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    1. Yay! Love sandwell valley so much. However have a weird fear of wax models. Hate that bit xxx

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  3. Sometimes I think my hubby (affectionately known as daddy bear) is more crazy than our little bear. They bring out the kid in each other. It's lovely to see!

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    1. Defo. My hub actively makes my children bonkers. It can't help it! Bless him xxx

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  4. Awww…this is so cute! My little girl does the same thing, her father openly admits that they both are deeply in love with each other :) Gorgeous photos of some special moments xx

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    1. Ahhh thanks. Daddy is just so much louder than mommy and the kids think its hilarious! Nutters the three of them xxx

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  5. So true, I love your post. My husband has the exact same ability with our kids, the trouble is he makes everyone else's kids go nuts too even if he hardly know them.

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    1. It seems to be a universal truth that Dads are just crackers!!! Everyone of them! xxx

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  6. My girls are the same with my fella.....lol He comes in from work and they go crazy!! lol
    #PoCoLo

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    1. The post work hour is a bloom in nightmare!!!! xxx

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  7. It really is something about blokes and kids - Ross and Grace are the same! I swear its because men never grow up!! Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

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    1. Men are crackers which is why children love their Dads sooooo much! xxx

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  8. SO TRUE! My daughter is obsessed with her dad! Great post!
    http://earthmotherrealmother.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks! Sometimes I get a bit jeal but if they are upset? Its me they run too xxx

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  9. This is exactly what my kids do. But they are the same with me. Them crazy kids! Xx

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    1. I fear mine are just bored of my face now! Ha ha xxx

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  10. As a dad, I experience much the same thing when I walk in the door - especially if I've been away overnight as I sometimes am. But I'm glad to see your husband seems to take it all in his stride and get down and dirty with them. Coming home to be swamped by my three kids is always one of my favourite moments of the day.

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    1. Oh my hub defo loves this bit of the day and the crazy bath time that follows! It makes him proper smile x

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  11. Lol a similar thing happens in our house #archiveday x

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    1. I think it is a worldwide phenomenon! xxx

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