Monday, February 2, 2015

7 parenting moments all mums will relate to

Oh how my life has changed since I became a parent. There are things I do on a daily basis now that I never imagined I'd be doing. Having children seriously is an entire lifestyle change...



  • Sitting on the couch is riddled with danger because any number of toys are laying in wait ready to lodge themselves in places they definitely shouldn't go. Yet you still take the chance because five minutes of sitting down is worth the pain.

  • Singing cartoon theme songs is second nature, to the point where you don't even realise you're doing it. Most of the time you forget you're in public and there's a bunch of people staring at you thinking you're completely crazy. Although even if you knew they were watching you'd still do it because Thomas the dam tank engine is the only thing that will keep your child from throwing an epic tantrum.

  • It's impossible to sleep while the baby sleeps, but by the time they become toddlers you're more than happy to have a nanna nap. In fact most days you can't survive the day without it.  Seriously how did I ever stay awake for 9 hours straight at work?!

  • You seriously consider drinking from your child's sippy cup when you forget to pack your own drink.

  • The kettle gets boiled numerous times before you actually remember (or get time to) make your cup of tea/coffee. Then you have to re-heat it five times before you actually get time to drink it. Some days you just forget about it completely.

  • You spend most of the day wondering why you had kids and then at the end of the day realise you wouldn't want it any other way.

  • No matter how many tantrums you have to deal with, you'll still love them.


Do you have any more to add to the list?


Toni x

Linking with Alicia and Kirsty



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  1. I don't just consider drinking from sippy cup, I do it! And yes to the sweet ones, eg love them despite all the crap we have to put up it!

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    1. So far I've managed to stop myself, but I consider doing it ALL THE TIME!

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  2. Oh yes that list all sounds familiar but all so long ago for me! I'm still a parent though - to three young adults who all still live at home - so I would still have a list - just one that reads a little different! Maybe I should make one?! ;-) x

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    1. You should make a list for the teenage years Min so I know what I have to look forward to :)

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  3. Oh yes, this is our household. Love these. I'd add being a parent is when food and spew stain just become a part of your normal attire. It is deciding how bad it is to save more washing rather than just changing it ! Where have my standards gone!

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    1. Oh yes I keep wearing the stained tops if I'm just at home haha, ain't nobody got time for extra washing and they'll probably just spew on the new top anyway. Between her undiagnosed dairy allergy and colic and reflux bub used to projectile vomit numerous times a day.

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  4. Yes very familiar but like Min, it all seems a long time ago ...

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    1. Well I'm glad to know that it does all become a distant memory at some point :)

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  5. Seems like a lifetime ago. My youngest started high school today and my eldest is now in year 11. Where on earth did the time go?!

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    1. Time seems to go so bloody fast once you have kids. I swear it didn't go this fast before.

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  6. Yep to all of these! Also...you don't go to a restaurant unless it has a playground...and if chicken nuggets aren't on the menu you know that the shit is going to hit the fan lol.

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    1. Bahaha I forgot the restaurant playground! We don't go out much for lunch any more since she started walking and wants to run away everywhere.

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  7. I drink from the sippy cup too! Although I do take the lid off! Lol! I relate to this entire list, that's for sure!
    P.S. Thanks for linking x

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    1. Haha I've never even thought about taking the lid off! I think its totally acceptable if you're not drinking through the spout.

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  8. Yes to all! Although it doesn't happen now that Elliott is older, gosh I'd get frustrated when I couldn't have my damn coffee!!!

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    1. I forgot about my cup of tea like 5 times yesterday! In the end I gave up because it took me 2hrs to remember I'd put it in the microwave to heat it up! Proves how much I need the dam caffeine though.

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  9. Love this!! ...You are always looking for a cafe with an outdoor section so you can lugg your pram in and don't upset all the patrons inside with your messy and loud (not all the time) children. Its all about the coffee!! When you stop looking for money under the couch cushions as all you find now is dried up sultanas, crushed up teddy bear biscuits and god knows what else. Im too scared to look now!

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    1. Oh yea I stop looking for stuff in the couch now too, its too scary under the cushions. I found a crayon wedged in there the other day though.

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  10. I relate to all of these Toni - although now I tend to look on the lounge in order to check whether the dogs have left a bone there or not as well!

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    1. Glad I don't have that problem. I do find a lot of half eaten food though.

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  11. These are all totally relatable. At the end of the day(when they are out to it) it all seems not so bad! Then you wake up with one almost sitting on your pillow and it starts again!

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  12. Thankfully I can skip the hot drinks gone cold as I don't drink them but how about sitting down & eating a whole meal from start to finish without getting up or sharing. Sounds nice! Lol

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    1. I deliberately eat dinner after shes in bed just so I can actually eat it. Lunch is another story though.

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  13. Hehe love the re-heating cups of tea!! I don't have kids and yet I still do that!

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    1. You've got no hope of having a hot cup of tea when you have kids then Lucy haha.

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  14. 'Seriously consider'? Hell no, I frequently nick sips from my sons' drink bottles! But only if they're not looking, or there's hell to pay:-) #TeamIBOT

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    1. Yea I imagine if she saw me do it she'd have a total freak out. I'd be in the bad books for sure.

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  15. Yep nodding along agreeing. On the subject of lack of sleep everyday you tell yourself 'I'm going to go to bed once the kids are asleep' so you can catch up on sleep, but never do. You usually stay up and do some house chores or get online and blog.

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    1. Yep every night I say I'm going to go to bed earlier, but I always stay up past 11.

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  16. Nodding all the way, and reminiscing a little too. My bubs aren't so little any more!

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    1. I imagine there'll be a whole new list of things for when she's older too :)

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  17. Love it!! And I definitely have had a drink from the sippy cup... Another one is rocking back and forth in line at the supermarket when you're not even holding your baby.... I do this all the time.

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    1. It took me so many months to stop rocking back and forth!

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  18. I'll add, finishing off the half-eaten scraps off the kids' plates and calling that dinner! Finished off with a swig from their sippy cup ;)

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    1. I was actually going to include that! Although I get devil eyes most nights if I do it.

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  19. bah ha ha - all true. And you never get to have a long hot shower, instead every time you get in you think you can hear one of them yelling out. You never get to finish a hot meal. You will have hot drinks go cold on you more often then not. You think that it is perfectly acceptable to have sticky finger prints all over the front of your clothes.

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    1. I forget what a long hot shower feels like. What I'd really love is a nice long bath, but I'm pretty sure that won't be happening until shes moved out. I don't even worry about vegemite stains on my clothes now lol.

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  20. Ha ha Toni. Eating the crusts of their vegemite sandwich and thinging that's your lunch because you get too busy and you still haven't gotten to that kettle :)

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    1. Yep :) I steal her toast too haha. Have to make sure she doesn't see me though or I'm in big trouble!

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  21. I can absolutely relate to each and everyone of these. Jx

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    1. Glad we're all in the same boat :)

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  22. I'm a shocker with the kettle - even with the kids at school now.
    I can so relate to all of these.

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    1. I think I've lost so many brain cells through baby brain now I just forget regardless of whether I'm busy with her or not.

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  23. I have two cups of tea a day normally but my kettle boils at least six times! Completely relate!

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    1. That's pretty much exactly the same number of times mine does!

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  24. I can't get Octonauts "Creature Report" out of my head.

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    1. Aaaaand its now on loop in my head. Thankyou very much haha.

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  25. LMAO yes to all - except the considering the sippy cup one... because I have skulled juice from a sippy cup and I even emptied a sippy cup once on a picnic because I needed a wine glass. Doh xx

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    1. Emptying a sippy cup for wine Sonia! I haven't got that desperate yet :)

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  26. OMG I have had to force myself to stop eating leftovers!!! Very, very bad!! Was LOLing at all of these. Particularly the kettle. I'm a tea-fiend, so mine seems to be going all day sometimes.

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    1. Some days mine is on all day, but usually because I keep forgetting to actually make the dam cup of tea.

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  27. Their bottles and cups are absolutely fair game!!

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    1. I've nearly drunk from her bottle so many times by accident!

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  28. Love it.. and yep can't def relate. Mine would be coffee is an essential morning ritual.

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    1. So many mornings I wish I drank coffee instead of tea, but I just can't handle the smell :(

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  29. Yes to all of these! The other one I'd add is putting a wash through and then forgetting about, resulting in running it through about 3 times before it gets out to the line. Whoever knew washing clothes could be complex? It involves too many steps! Yes, it's always when they're in bed, and I go to check on them sleeping, that feel deliriously happy with my lot.

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    1. Oh yes I forget the washing all the time. I've even done a few loads where it filled up with water and I forgot to go back and actually put the clothes in the machine!

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  30. Agreed. I can't survive without my nanna naps! And definitely done the sippy cup thing too ;-)

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    1. I've been having an hr nanna nap nearly every day this week :)
      5 am wake ups are killing me!

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  31. Lmao - great post!! My husband made up a little ditty for my daughter when she was toilet training and it rhymed with 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star'... anyway there I was at the checkout one day singing it away to myself... much to the amusement of the supermarket staff and other customers!!!

    Thanks for contributing to The Sunday Brunch Magazine!

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    Eliza & Bel.

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    1. Haha its scary that we don't even realise we're doing it hey?

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  32. My husband whistles the theme songs to whatever show our son is watching. I find it rather annoying because I can tune out the show but not him. haha It's also kind of endearing.

    Erica Barker
    #promoteyourbusinessthroughblogging

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    1. I usually start singing all the theme songs without even thinking. My life is so different these days compared to a few years ago!

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  33. Such a cute post:) I have to boil the kettle so many times when i'm in a rush!

    Katie Campbell
    #promoteyourbusinessthroughblogging

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    1. I boil the jug so many times even when I'm not in a hurry.

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  34. Totally had sips of juice from the sippy cup! Can't help if you're thirsty!!

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    1. Since I wrote this I've snuck water from her sippy cup twice :)

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  35. I agree, a parent will always love their children in spite of bad behaviors!

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  36. I think the minimum coffee reheat for me this week is 5. Hah!

    #promoteyourbusinessthroughbloggers

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    1. Wow that's a lot! I usually give up after 2 times and just assume I'm not meant to drink it lol.

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