My day in words (yours may be quite similar)
Some days, I wish I could count the number of times my children said, “Mama?” or “Mummy?” in that urgently questioning tone of voice. It doesn’t even matter if you say immediately, “Yes darling?” with a smile because there’s always a second “Mama?” right behind the first one.
Sometimes I feel like telling them they’ve got 50 “Mummy?”s a day and after that I don’t hear them.
Anyway, aside from the “Mummy?”s, here are the other things I heard a lot today. And hear every day for that matter:
“I HATE this. I never want to eat it again!”
“And I’m really not eating the red bits.”
“Mummy, I’ve really had enough.”
“I really don’t feel like fruit.”
“Mummy, I need a poo!”
“WHY do I have to do spellings? Can’t I do them tomorrow?”
And my favourite:
“Mummy? Huggee?” (that’s DS pulling my heartstrings).
And here are the things I find myself repeating like a robot:
“Sssh-sssh. What happened? Which bit hurts? Can you move it like this?”
“Why didn’t you eat your lunch?”
“I’ll have to throw it away. It’s such a waste.”
“Come on, let’s do your spellings.”
“Come ON! Teeth! Now!”
“NOW! Move it!”
“Listen to me!”
“STOP it! Leave your brother (sister) alone!”
And, on a positive note:
“I love you too. You’re my favourite (daughter / son) in the whole, wide world.”
Oh the joys. Feel free to add your own.