Monday, 15 June 2015

I Want To Eat You For My Tea

As you all know sometimes life with two small children can be tough. Recently we have had a full month of nits and chicken pox. We've had a holiday ruined. Much sleep disturbed. And I've eaten my body weight in kids treats. But sometimes? There are moments? When I want to eat my children for my tea. Not literally obviously. But my love and adoration for them makes me want to squeeze their little faces and jump up and down whilst screaming "I MADE THESE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES!".

It often happens when they don't know I'm watching. The old creeping into their bedroom and watching them sleep trick. Or just staring at them like some loon whilst they are drawing, unaware of your gaze. The pox resulted in many moments of down time. Cuddles in bed, movie afternoons and colouring coming out of our ears. There were chats about which Disney Princess my girl likes most (Sleeping Beauty). The boy developed one new joke. Just the one. To be repeated continuously, with mild hysterics all round.

Other times when I wish I could gobble them up are moments of pure unadulterated fun. When they are experiencing things that make childhood amazing. Like water fights or staying in giant clean hotel beds. Eating ice creams or being flung around by their Dad. Far more dangerously than I ever would do. These pockets of fun, squeals, love, cuddles, chats and just aceness (not a word but it should be) make all the tantrums, tears, pox and god damn nits worth it. 

And if you're interested in what makes a two year old boy and four year old girl howl with laughter? It goes something like this:
"Knock Knock"
"Who's there?"
"Doctor Who?"
"Doctor BOOBIES!!!!"



  1. Aww! How sweet....The good moments sure makes you forget about all the bad.
    That joke....So funny! hehehe

  2. Lovely post - but can I just say I feel your pain, we have had the pox too - for three bloody weeks! Tomorrow the red cross is finally coming of the door. YIPPPEEEE! x

  3. Bless them! The cuteness definitely makes up for the tough bits, thank goodness! Hope you can finally enjoy a summer free of pox now.

  4. They are SO beautiful Em! Gorgeous little people! :) xx

  5. Have to agree, it's the creeping in the bedroom and watching them sleep that keeps me from putting them up for adoption (joking!) Your two definitely have that munchable factor :) I'll have to try that joke out on the Little Man, I'm sure he'll find it hilarious.

  6. Such gorgeous kids! I love mine when they are playing together and I sneak over to listen to their tiny people conversations, they are so inventive and fun! x

  7. I love your little man sat there with his cup of "tea" - all he needs is the paper! Oh, any joke with boobies makes me laugh. We're all about the butt jokes here. Really gorge pictures my honey. See you Friday YAYAYAY! xx

  8. Ohhhh too cute!!! Love it when you actually just sit and stare at them (when calm and not shouting and exhausted) and totally like you said 'I made them!! Good luck at the awards!! Get the wine down you!! xx


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