Sunday, 16 November 2014

Thirteen Views from the Parenting Frontline

Being a parent sometimes can feel a little bit like a war. The weapons thankfully are not violence, guns or bombs. But mess, screaming and tantrums. We face a battle everyday. Whether it be trying to stop the loons mixing brand new sets playdoh (SO annoying) or trying to stop them watching that weird Kinder Egg lady for another hour. So here are some shots from the frontline. The parenting frontline. Photos I have taken over the past few months which have summed up my everyday life. So. Perfectly. I am sure that some will resonate with you and I only hope that one day together we will overcome and win this battle of wills*. 

*We will never EVER win.

1) Silence means mess.

2) The joy of brand new playdoh. Ruined within 7 and a half minutes.


3) 'The Tantrum': All because I was on the phone.

4) Morning Exercise: Fighting in front of Ben and Holly.

5) Transfixed by YouTube. Again.

6) 'The Tantrum': All because he was asked to tidy the playroom.

7) Falling asleep three minutes from home. Inevitable tantrum predicted.

8) Awaking from the three minute nap. The promised tantrum.

9) Me Time in the Bath: With a bag of mouldy stinky toys. Three inches from my face.

10) 'The Tantrum': All because I asked if he wanted ham or cheese on his sandwich.

11) The beautiful face pulled when you require a 'nice party dress' picture.

12) Fun with Mummy in the Park.

13) Fun with Mummy watching a lovely Sunday afternoon film.

A little sneaky 14) sometimes a truce is called and 
the frontline is fun and full of smiles, cuddles and bellys full of cake.

And then the fun began...

48 comments:

  1. I love the photos!! We are currently approaching the "tantrum" phase, I admire your patience to take photos!!

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    1. Thanks chick! There are so many to choose from! x

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  2. Oh love this!!! Also made me chuckle lovely! Xxx

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  3. Hahahahah you are such a b*tch - fancy asking if he wanted ham or cheese in his sandwich!!!

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  4. Oh how I can relate to just about everything on here...Best tantrum has to go to asking him if he wanted ham or cheese, I mean how very dare you!lol.
    Love your little girlie's hat it's so cute xx

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  5. Ahh i love this bab and have similar photos of every single one! Plus i love that you end on a nice little note there, i always try and do the same - big softies really huh?!
    p.s i always let mine mix the play-doh becaue i hated when people tried to be all stingy and let you have one colour at a time as a kid - no fun!

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  6. It's about 6.20am and I'm trying to chuckle quietly. They are both adorable. But yes we have all these regularly. My cheeky monkey has learnt the art of replying with "can you help me?" when I ask him to clean something up! Then he'll potter off to Pingu.

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    1. We have the same here! So bad! That exact same thing! x

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  7. Heehee, this has made me chuckle,especially the ham or cheese one. My little man insists on having both and then refuses to eat it, but try and deny him and I'm pretty sure you can guess what happens! x

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    1. They are so weird with sandwiches aren't they? Mine never eat the full lot x

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  8. Haha! I love how every other one involved a tantrum. We are that stage now and it drives me bonkers! I am not calm enough to cope with terrible twos!
    x

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    1. My boy is not even two yet. And he is firmly in the terrible twos! x

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  9. This looks like my life! Truces are the best :) x

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  10. Brilliant! This made me laugh a lot on the train. x

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  11. Lovely post, and yes indeed silence always equals mess! Pic #7 is awesome!! #thetruth

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    1. Thanks for stopping over lovely. Hope the book is going well? x

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  12. Haha - I can't decide which is my fav. I think it has to be the random tantrum over the sandwich - never get that here - nope - this old house is full of perfect children ;) x

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    1. Of course it is like it's perfect mummy ;) x

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  13. Love these pictures!
    Especially the many and varied tantrum shots. You've captured some beauties there! x

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  14. Tantrum photos are hilarious. I wish I could lose my shit over insignificant things like that - looks fun.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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  15. Fab photos, hope you enjoyed that film!! :)

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  16. Funny and lovely all at the same time. You've actually made me begin to miss these days....what's happened?!

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    1. No you don't miss them really? Do you? x

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  17. Ahhhh photos are what get me through the day!!! Tantrum? Burnt cakes? Who cares...makes a great blog/IG/Wicked Wednesday story ;) X

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  18. Love this!! Curses to those three minute car naps I say!!! x

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  19. Love it! All so true, and fab photos xx

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    1. Thanks lovely and thanks for sharing too! x

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  20. Oh yes! So true and love all the photos - a bumper batch of Wicked Wednesday offerings there! That three minute nap is so frustrating - especially when you've had an hour long journey and they fall asleep right at the end. And yes, silence definitely equals mess and that soggy bag of toys during me time in the bath - oh I know that feeling too! Fab post :-)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! Silence does indeed equal mess. Every single time in this ruddy house x

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  21. Thanks for the reminder of the mouldy bath toys - forgotten that little gem of the early years. They are adorable though of course I don't get the audio with the photos x

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    1. Ha ha ha! No you can't hear the screams x

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  22. Love it! This is my life :) And, yes, it's a battle I will never win! #thetruthabout

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    1. We will never ever win! It's a nightmare! x

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  23. He hee! That morning exercise picture is sooo familiar to me but in our case it is normally at bedtime and no TV involved! D'you think two girls would do this? I have no memory of trying to flatten my sister as a child... Picture number 13 is a bit like a really cute version of a scene from Alien... :-) Thanks so much for linking to #thetruthabout bab! Mwah! X

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    1. No worries! A lovely linky. I do remember hitting my sister with a chair x

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  24. Yep, that's my life. Although not the playdoh. My son keeps all the colours strictly separate so that he can use the correct colour for each Playdoh Numberjack. #headdesk

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