Tuesday, 13 January 2015

The Strange Moments that Capture Motherhood

There are some moments in the life of being a parent where you are overwhelmed with tiredness. But equally? There are those lovely little pockets of time where you are overwhelmed with such love your belly goes all funny. You want either squeal or weep or in my case both and I also do a little trot ala Miranda (RIP). So I thought I would write a little bit about the strange times during the day where I think being a Mum f*cking rocks. I've managed to capture a few on camera for posterity. They will keep the glorious memories fresh and allow me to have a bit of a sob over them when I am old and grey.


Sleeping on Books
Each night before we go to bed we check on the children. I think this will only cease when they become teens and scream at us to stop. And even then they will have to get a lock on the door to stop me from just watching the peaceful breathing in and out of my children. It's the ONLY time during the day where my girl is still. She runs and jumps and shouts and falls over and repeat. Endless noise and manicness. Even when she goes to bed she fills it full of books and toys and random bits of crap. Which we have to silently remove whilst she's fast asleep. But sometimes as you can see? She is snoozing on a book and there's not much we can do. Bar watch, smile, do an inward squeal...and take a photo obviously.


Toy Story 3 - On Repeat
After the pre-school drop off my boy and I have the same routine every day. We start to get excited about "Snacks and Toy Story 3" on our short walk back home. We chat about Buzz and dinosaur and Mr Potato Head. As soon as we get through the door he waddles to the couch, waits for his shoes to be took off, snuggles under a blanket and demands his food much like a dictator. Generally it's raisins, a malted milk and some fruity jelly things. Or a chocolate coin if I'm feeling really generous. And then he watches the same half hour of Toy Story 3 that he has seen EVERY DAY for months. He giggles, he relaxes and he's happy. 9:30am comes and like clockwork he asks for his "Mi-Mi" (weird dummy word he invented) and cuddles me so hard and off he trots for his nap. A morning nap. Whilst my girl is at pre-school. You are right I am ruddy lucky and this is the actual dream.


These daft little moments may not mean much to you. But they are little pockets of time that when my teenage girl is screaming she hates me. Or when my teenage son is telling me he wants to ditch school to be a world class rock star I want to look back on. And remember when they were teeny, warm, gorgeous creatures that slept on books and obsessed about Mr Potato Head.

26 comments:

  1. So adorable. You've hit the nail on the head with the funny tummy rolls of sheer love. I keep telling myself over and over these will be the memories to cherish when I get a 'I f***ing hate you' later on! Gorge post xx

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    1. Ah thanks lovely! They will hate us. Especially my girl. Sigh. I shall just stare at these photos forever! x

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  2. It is so true, sometimes I get so tired I just try my best to get from breakfast to bedtime with both kids, both dogs and myself in one piece, but there is always one point in the day for each of them when will do something I believably cute that I want to squeal and weep that I made them and they are mine, and I still can't believe it. Xx

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    1. That is exactly how I feel!!! Like literally the same. Love it x

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  3. Awww so cute, it's definitely the small things that mean the most

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  4. Oh, this is all so true and those photos are totally adorable! x

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  5. I love this post! LP goes to bed with a book every night and reads it in the dark. We never check on her but I bet she looks just like your girlie! Love the red sleepy cheeks - she is too cute! x

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    1. I bet she does so much. They are all red and smelly and just cute x

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  6. Awwwww too cute!!!!
    I think I will continue to check on my daughter every night until she moves out!!! x

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    1. I may turn up at her house when she's married! #stalker x

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  7. Very cute. Buster looked up from his dinner last night and said 'thanks for making this for me mum'. Weeeeeep!

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    1. Oh did he! That's so lovely!!! I love it! x

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  8. Amazing moments and the tiny ones are just the best. How adorable do they look. So sweet your girl falls asleep reading :) and your time with your little boy just reminds me of us, but with Olaf :)

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    1. They are like blogger twin children in my head. So So cute! x

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  9. I love this post. Adorable. We check in the eldest but daren't enter the baby's room!

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    1. Oh god - my hub checks the boys room as literally I walk in? And he wakes up EVERY SINGLE TIME! x

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  10. Those little rosy cheeks! Too cute! You're right, its totes about the small things x

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    1. Oh the little rosy cheeks are the cutest! x

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  11. Love this, Em. Look at your little lady's little pouty sleepy mouthy! Cute as! I am like a fiend when they're asleep. My husband gets narky with me for taking so long looking at them before I come to bed. "But I love theemmmm!" I wail! x

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    1. Ha ha ha. We are so OTT with the staring but I feel it is most called for x

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  12. Me and my youngest go for a quick jaunt in the push chait after the preschool drop of and she goes out like a light :-) I usually manage the pushchair-to-cot manuvere without a hitch and it's Netflix and a cup of tea for me for an hour (hooray!) enjoy it while it lasts, I know I will :-) #WickedWednesdays

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    1. God bab I loved that! I did it all the time when my girl was tiny. Leaving her all snug in the pushchair in the kitchen. Fab x

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  13. Aww, this is so cute! So precious, and will definitely remind you that they were once so sweet! xx

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    1. When the are screaming at me for hating their boyfs or girlfs. SOB x

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