My Day

The Weekly Adoption Shout Out theme this week is "A day in the life". I wanted to write an entertaining blog with a witty or sideways take on this rather tantalising theme, I really did, but the truth is that every day in my life at the moment is so full of feeding people, dressing/undressing people, cleaning up after people and wiping up people's various bodily fluids that not only am I short of time for writing sparkling blog posts, but also there's only so much mileage you can get out of the amazing anecdote about how you spent a fair amount of your afternoon scraping up food that had dried onto the carpet under the table.

Yeah, slummy mummy, that's how we roll!

So instead, here is an old post on the same theme from a time when I had my two boys together. OB would have been 15 months, and NB was just short of his second birthday. Those days made our current challenges seem like a walk in the park!


Get up, breakfast, coffee.

"Get down off the radiator"

"Get down off the television"



"We don't stand on our toys"

"We don't throw our toys!"

"We don't poke our toys into each other's mouths!" 

Snack time.

"Stop lying on him"

"Don't squash him - you're hurting him" 

"When he's crying it means he doesn't like it!"


Visit to the shops to buy new coats.

"Get down off the radiator"

"Get down off the television"


Take time out to tend to injury.

"He's playing with that - choose a different toy"

"We don't snatch toys"

"If you touch his toy again I'm putting you in your chair!!"


Nappy change.

"Right, come on boys, sleep time now."

Half-hour walk in the pram.

"Why aren't you asleep?!!"

Half-hour drive in car.

Peace for 90 minutes :)

"Stop lying on him!"

"We DO NOT lie on each other!"

"Get down from the radiator"

"Get down from the television"

"If I have to come and get you down myself, there'll be trouble!" 

"We don't stand on our toys!"

"We don't use our toys as weapons!" 

"What have you got in your mouth?"

"Where did you find THAT?!" 

Tea time.

"Don't play with the shelf"

"Stop pulling the shelf off the bookcase"

"Leave the shelf - you'll hurt yourself!"

Time out to tend to injuries and search for the missing shelf-support thingies.

Bath time - aka drown time!





  1. That is brilliant! Really made me laugh and remember when Jazz and her brother were little...chaos. xx


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