1. August 12, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    It seems hard to believe it now but one day you will be the mum whose children are (relatively) self-sufficient and you will be the one swooping in to save a poor mum from her squealing baby and tantrumming toddler. And you’ll probably coo over the baby and say “ahhhh they’re so cute at this age” in that really annoying way that mums of older children do…! 😉

    • August 12, 2016 / 12:50 pm

      Thank you… And say things like “oh, what a little poppet!” when said child is screaming blue murder ???? x

  2. August 12, 2016 / 9:58 pm

    Where would we be without the kindness of other mums? Like you I have been on the receiving end much more than the giving, but I am finding I can do a bit more now they are getting older.

    • August 12, 2016 / 10:11 pm

      Thank you for the lovely comment – hoping that in time I can start giving back a bit!

      • August 12, 2016 / 10:22 pm

        Just realised I added the wrong linky (obviously commenting on too many tonight and getting them all mixed up), I meant to add #PickNMix xx

        • August 12, 2016 / 10:25 pm

          No worries, I thought it was some clever abbreviation of a linky I’d already done, haha! x

  3. August 13, 2016 / 9:42 am

    Accepting help when it’s offered , and even asking for it – wish I had learned the importance of this earlier. Also , I totally get you on the swimming reluctance , whether you should say ok let’s go home , or push them on. I often found I have dug myself a hole I can never back out of ! #fortheloveofblog

    • August 13, 2016 / 9:47 am

      With you on digging a hole – I think I’m stuck with it until she starts school NEXT year now! Thank you for reading and commenting xx

  4. August 13, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    Please don’t feel bad lovely, all your Mum’s friends will know that at the moment you need their help. This is what Mum friends are here for. I’ve had a really good year with my Mum friends, and we will do anything we can for each other….whether it’s hold the baby whilst one goes to the loo, buy wine, or just be here for each other. Now that I’m back in work, I really miss them so much. I can’t imagine what it must have been like for you during that swimming class, but we are strong women and it is good to have a cry every now and then. Please don’t feel bad, you are doing a brilliant job. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    • August 13, 2016 / 11:38 pm

      Thank you Claire, you’re lovely. If you were in my troupe of mummy friends “in real life” I’d be very lucky! You can’t really beat that solidarity. I found it strange when I had Moo, starting again on that path to find mummy friends with babies of the same age, but somehow you just do. Thanks for reading and commenting xxx

  5. August 17, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    Don’t feel bad lovely. We all have these moments and I think you are doing an amazing job with your gorgeous girlies and remember you are obviously raising some very strong minded independent young women
    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime #triballove xx

    • August 17, 2016 / 9:58 pm

      Aah thank you. Yes, strong minded they are!! But ultimately I prefer the and I’d much rather they have some figurative balls than be pushovers. Girl power to the max. Xxx

  6. August 18, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    Aw man that pool situation sounds rough. Thank god for the instructor, I love this concept “community parenting.” This has happened to me a couple times when Bear has decided to crawl himself off into dangerous glass area and someone (a parent) scooped him up swiftly and without hesitation. Thanks for sharing with #StayClassyMama!

    • August 18, 2016 / 6:38 pm

      Yep, sometimes we need about 80 arms and as many arms to keep them under control and it just doesn’t work! Thank you for having me 🙂

  7. August 18, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    Oh I remember something similar when Finlay was a newborn and Kyle was 3 although he point blank refused to go in even when the instructor tried it was awful he did it for weeks! Thanks for linking to #picknmix

    • August 18, 2016 / 8:40 pm

      They’re buggers aren’t they! I think they know we’re caught between a rock and a hard place. Thank you for having me xx

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