Have a laugh on me

We're not all in the same boat, some of us struggle to even get in the boat!


25 Comments

The evil shit-eye made an appearance during my magical Mother’s Day – Wordless Wednesday!

My cute waiter was happy to bring me pancakes in bed!

My cute waiter was happy to bring me pancakes in bed!

I forgot to take off my sunnies- but isn't she CUTE!

Then it was out to lunch with my parents and sister – so LOTS of selfies with the kids – I forgot to take off my sunnies but isn’t she CUTE!

I did manage to take them off with my middle baby!

I did manage to take them off with my middle baby!

Here is my three with my amazing mumma and their nanny!! Notice No.3 looking like he wants to kill me.

Here is my three with my amazing mumma and their nanny!! Notice No.3 looking like he wants to kill me with his texter – luckily it’s one of those invisible ones!

If you didn't notice before here is my youngest giving me the evil shit eye!

Here’s a close up of my youngest giving me the evil shit eye!

NO MUM! I don't need help!

NO MUM! I don’t need help!

Having fun going down the hill!

Concentrating going down the hill but LOVING it!

Totally having a ball doing this - over and over and over!

Totally having a ball doing this – over and over and over!

Such a big girl now!

Such a big girl now!

Getting some speed up going down the hill!

Getting some speed up going down the hill!

Being cheeky!

Being cheeky with a sanity saver – aka – lollipop at restaurant!

This is my gorgeous mumma and I - after a 'few' bubbles!

This is my gorgeous mumma and I – after a ‘few’ bubbles!

I hope you all had a Happy Mother’s Day last week – did you get or do anything unusual?


LINKING with:

Trish at My Little Drummer Boys

My Little Drummer Boys

The Breezer! @ Twinkle in the Eye

And the lovely Ai at Sakura Haruka

Advertisements


32 Comments

When there’s nothing left to do but grin and bear it – Wordless Wednesday

Right now it’s taking all my strength to get through each day with toddlers who wake at 4.30/5am and then fight, scream, ignore or talk my head off non-stop from DAWN TIL DUSK!

I’m tired, not just your average tired, the nothing left in the tank tired.

But thankfully it’s Wordless Wednesday so I’m posting pics to remind myself how privileged I am to be the caregiver and mum of three gorgeous shits souls.

They send me to the deeps of insanity EVERY day - especially when they just laugh at me when I tell them off.

They send me to the deeps of insanity EVERY day – especially when they just laugh at me when I tell them off.

Here is some of No.3's handy work.

Here is some of No.3’s handy work.

Caught being mischievous - again!

Caught being mischievous – again!

He's already fallen off this a million times but continues to climb up here just to push boundaries!

He’s already fallen off this a million times but continues to climb up here just to push boundaries!

"You talking to me PUNK?"

“You talking to me PUNK?”

Reflecting on life - nah not really - just master planning more ways to send me over the edge

Reflecting on life – nah not really – just master planning more ways to send me over the edge

I can't believe how EASY 5-year-olds are - they just amuse themselves!

I can’t believe how EASY 5-year-olds are – they just amuse themselves!

Happy kids - and happy mum because they are all in the car and can't get out!

Happy kids – and happy mum because they are all in the car and can’t get out!

901d7fa7d264996bbe9250a307480283


What naughty thing has your child done this week? Go on tell me – make me smile and feel better 🙂

After a week off WW I’m back and linking….

With Trish at My Little Drummer Boys

My Little Drummer Boys

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye

And Ai at Sakura Haruka


46 Comments

It’s really not hard to spot a mother of three!

While I would hate to tar every mum of three with my dirty ole’ brush – but here’s five ways to spot one! (a mum of three that is, not an old brush).

1. SHOCKING DRESS SENSE
We’re so busy making sure our offspring are dressed appropriately – that we often neglect our own appearance, because quite frankly we couldn’t give a shit how we look.

In fact it’s a win if we manage to strap on a bra, comb our hair, and brush our teeth to get rid of our morning coffee breath.

I often just smash back a piece of sugar-free gum as I dash out the door!

I can't for the life of me understand why my daughter's teacher looked at me funny the other day.

I can’t for the life of me understand why my daughter’s teacher looked at me funny the other day.

2. EARLY INDEPENDENCE

As we battle to get scooters, shoes, strollers, wine water, snacks, change of clothes, sanity, out of the car, we often get our kids to try do more things for themselves.

While this has resulted in pants being put on backwards, a day when my daughter went to kindy without knickers on, and water puddles on the kitchen floor from trying to pour their own drink – sometimes they get it right!

In saying that, maybe it’s a bit much to expect my 1.5-year-old to “find your blue pj’s, the ones with the three fish on them, and put them on them on please”.

I asked my gorgeous boy to put his helmet on - great job me thinks!

I asked my gorgeous boy to put his helmet on – great job me thinks!

3. VERY RELAXED PARENTING

Because we have more kids than adults in our family, every outing is a shit fight, and we just have to accept that – or go more insane than we already are.

There will be crying, kids wanting to wee 30 seconds after you pull out of the garage and “a traffic jam, when you’re already late” (thanks Alanis).

But because we’ve accepted the fact that we have very little control over our developing devil children, we just say MEH and take it as it comes.

This includes letting them swim in clothes, run around in the nick, and eat bark chips and sand, there’s gotta be something nutritious in it surely.

We also don’t have the energy to worry give our No.3s much more freedom when it comes to playground equipment.

Is that a mermaid?

Is that a mermaid?

Thankfully No.3's head is blocking the nudeness of No.2!

Thankfully No.3’s head is blocking the nudeness of No.2!

4. MESS

Despite the fact that we are tripping over toys all day and night, we usually have one BIG basket, container or cupboard we can shove shit in to make the house look tidy in 30 seconds.

These will be strategically scattered throughout the entire house, take a look next time you visit a MOT, once you know what you’re looking for you’ll see them in EVERY ROOM!

We don’t distinguish soft toys from cars or balls anymore, we just throw it all in the one spot, telling ourselves we’ll sort it out soon (WHATEVER).

This faithful basket has been hiding shit for the past four years!

This faithful basket has been hiding shit for the past four years!


5. NO SHAME

Once you’ve had three kids, you really don’t have the time or energy to give a shit about much.

You find that you end up surrounding yourself with those who can accept that you’ve gone a little bit whacked in the head and love you anyways.

Sisters are always great for that – they listen to you moan about how you’re going insane and that life is SHIT but they just nod and listen because they know you don’t really mean it but you have to vent to someone!

It also helps if your husband isn’t very observant and doesn’t notice your hair needs a wash or that you’ve stacked on 10kg overnight because you can’t be farked exercising.

This is what happens when you have three kids and go on holiday with you amazeballs  sisters! NO SHAME

This is what happens when you have three kids and go on holiday with you amazeballs sisters and get drunk! NO SHAME

What other tell-tale signs give us MOTs away? What is your secret to parenting three or more kids?

Thanks to the AWESOME Grace at With Some Grace I’m flogging my blog!