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04/08/2009 at 00:10
04/08/2009 at 08:31
sounds like he's trying to wind you up to me. just ignore him if he gets like that, it'll be a phase to see what sort of reaction he gets. my 2 are both doing that to me just now, if they start i stop giving them the attention they want so they start behaving. its not easy i know and there's days where i feel like screaming (sometimes i do )
kids always play up to mummy, well all the ones i know have done it in stages, its a safe way for them to learn boundaries
04/08/2009 at 14:02
Aye we have that,coupled with the answering back,which I thought we wouldn't get from a 2 yr old-how wrong was I??????????
I just calmly say well you asked fo such and such first if it kicks off I ignore,if it carries on,I explain I don't want a row and continue to ignore him. Usually works if all else fails and you're mentally exhausted like me most days,make sure they're safe and go out the room for 5 mins-avoid a conflict,as they are testing you-and why is the mum the one who's tested to the max???!!!!!!
04/08/2009 at 14:03
Oh and if you get the crocadile tears with an oscar winning performance I usually do an impression of mine which ends up in fits of giggles and original problem/drame forgotten!!!!
04/08/2009 at 17:10
04/08/2009 at 17:54
Doesn't get any better.When they go to school they just come home armed with a whole lot of words they NEVER heard said in your house and when there's more than one they'll annoy each other too.
Right now,all I can say is roll on bedtime.
Ignoring it works sometimes,two's a little too young for the taking away priveleges thing.When they really stress you out you can always lock yourself in the loo for five minutes,I've been known to take a bar of chocolate in occasionally.They've usually forgotten what they were complaining/whinging/fighting about by the time you get out.
05/08/2009 at 13:40
06/08/2009 at 08:19
06/08/2009 at 12:21
Think I'm going to do that right now.Darren's here so I'll make it a rather long trip to the shower.I know it's nearly lunchtime but I've been sat on my butt drinking tea all day.
Actually three loads of washing,several nappy changes,and everything else seems to be keeping me otherwise occupied
06/08/2009 at 13:18
That's the prob with being at home,well for me it is-I say I've sat round but have actually sorted washing,nappy changed escorting to toilet and semi tidied livin room!!!!
The biggest part of being a mum is actually BEING!!!! But feels some days like you've achieved nowt!!!!
Was housewife of the year earlier in week,did loads of cleaning,ironing and washing along with fresh cooked teas so it's kievs and salad for tea tonight and I'm going to spend this afternoon on my fat bum-HURRAH!!!!
06/08/2009 at 13:23
06/08/2009 at 13:36
Oh I'm so paranoid bout cleaning-think it's from having so many pets-don't want people walking in an thinking,mm she's got dogs,and then findin dog hair everywhere.
D'ya know since Henry's gone my house has been soooo tidy. That sounds awful I miss him so much,but I've not had to get hoover out every night and I'm so grateful for that!
There are only 2 jobs I hate and put off-ironong and gardening!
Anything else I actually find therapeutic-christ I've just realised how weird that sounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06/08/2009 at 13:38
Hha just realised-why did I put housewife???????? I'm not married!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Meant domestic slave/nutter.
06/08/2009 at 18:19
06/08/2009 at 18:45
here here caroline, sounds like me! Occasionally i have these manic cleaning sessions but andrews such a fussy git he does most of the housework while i cook put the kids clothes away (hes not alowed he muddles up colours and hangs long and short sleves together GGRRR! and he puts shorts in the trouser drawer etc etc)
i cant be a housewife either, i told him no sparkly ring no domestic duties!
06/08/2009 at 21:11
GO LAURA GO LAURA GO LAURA (I'm dancing here whilst chanting!)
Make sure it stays that way hun,don't be a mug like me!!!! I love it really should have bn born in the 40's I'm so daft,but I'm a fussy git too,It's Rachels way or the wrong way!!!!!!!!!
Only makes more work but that's ok,justifies the fact I stay at home and I couldn't get me rubber gloves on if I had a rock on me finger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06/08/2009 at 21:12
06/08/2009 at 22:45
i dont wear rubber gloves so that wouldnt be a problem, andrew take a hint.............. its been 4 years and 2 kids ..............
06/08/2009 at 22:52
No,no,you can't be a slave to the housework.You have to do what you can and let the rest go.If your kitchen and bathroom are clean you're not going to come to a lot of harm.No man ever came to any harm from getting out the hoover.Should not have to do that Caroline.I haven't hoovered in years.I just stopped doing it,pretended not to care about the mess.Our house mice got a little bolder and the hoovering job is now DH's.
Laura sounds like a tad OCD with the long sleeves/short sleeves thing.Thought it was only me did stuff like that.My Mum tries to "help" sometimes.She puts the washing way in the wardrobe but drives me up the wall cos I have to have hangers all facing that way,to the back.I have to rearrange when she's gone.
I currently have an ironing heap.To call it a pile would in someway suggest it had been sorted.I just went was,dry,chuck it on the freezer cos I was busy.That 's SO much sorting now.All creased cos I didn't fold straight away so loads of ironing.
A part of me enjoys doing the housework.There's a bit of me would happily be a 40's housewife.Dinner o the table,slippers by the door and all that.Sometimes I am little wifey,but I have been known to let him go to work in an unironed shirt
06/08/2009 at 23:04
i have the hangers one way too colours together etc etc and we have two sock drawers one plain one patterend and when socks match outfits theyre pegged to the coathanger.
i have a problem
and the joy of a builder is no shirts lol!!!
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