Saturday, 27 August 2016

Hi, my name is bear, mama bear





I suppose I should really tell you a bit about me before I start. I am 27 and I have two beautiful children. Mr S is 20 months old and Mr B is 7 months old. They look and act completely different from each other but are both perfect in their own way. I have a stepson Mr J. He is 7 years old and I have been in his life since he was 4. He is completely different from my two boys and is well known for asking let’s say unusual questions and coming out with even more unusual comments. His best this month was when he told my sister after a fall that he had broken his nipples. I am married to a wonderful man. I know everyone says that but I really believe it. 5 months after getting together I had a breakdown and spent a lot of time in and out of counselling and doctor’s appointments. Throughout this he stood by me and helped me to become the woman and mother I am today.








As a mama of two beautiful little men under two years of age, I have a lot to both rant and cheer about. For example, today they both napped at exactly the same time, meaning a nap for me, (woooo mini mama fist pump), however they both woke up in terrible moods and my eldest, Mr S, snatched my glasses straight off my face and threw them in his toy box, cue me squinting and rummaging blind through endless dinosaurs and things that make noise.








Despite my son being a glasses thief I honestly think that my two boys are by biggest achievement in life. Threw them I grow and learn something new everyday. Today I learnt that jeans are rubbish on a slide and will slow you right down, what a big butt like mine needs is a smooth surface like cotton. So I decided to put on my long cardigan which covered my bum and created a great seat for the giant slide in the play centre, however I picked up too much speed, couldn't stop myself and wiped out two children at the bottom. I apologised profusely to their parents but I could see their judgemental looks. I understand they were angry that their little cherubs got wiped out by the fat woman whizzing down the slide, but hey, when you get to the bottom of the slide, MOVE!








The other difficult thing about these play centre type places is when another child does something to yours, like snatch their toy or push them out of the way to get on the slide first. Instantly your protective mama bear instinct kicks in and you are angry, sooooooo angry. Your first thought is, if I drop kick that kid will anyone notice, then you remember there is CCTV and their mother/father/guardian is watching them too and ya know their a kid. So you go with the only thing which is socially acceptable, make eye contact with the parent, let out a fake chuckle, usually followed by the words "o don't worry it's usually mine that do that". All the while thinking my beautiful perfect prince would never do that he is a delicate soul and ...... o wait, while I was thinking that he just threw a ball at that girls’ head.








 It's like a jungle out there, dog eat dog. I suppose it is preparing them for real life when people will push them down slides to amuse themselves, or throw them in the ball pool to make a path for themselves. I try and stand back and let them have some independence in a place like that for exactly for exactly that reason. I want them to be confident, to stand out in a crowd and to lead the way. What better place to start than in a group of runny nose toddlers all wanting the same talking phone?





So that was my day and also my first blog. Tomorrow I am taking Mr S and Mr B swimming. No doubt I will have plenty to write about after that, I just pray my second blog in no way includes the sentence, ‘and then he pooed in the pool’.





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12 comments:

  1. I totally get what you mean! My boys have a 2 year age gap and it is hard sometimes. My eldest stopped napping when I was 6 months pregnant so you can understand my joy when he has the occasional nap at the same time as his little brother! And about the soft play centres, my partner is like that! He openly admits that he hates other peoples children and the thought of drop kicking the child who pushed our son up the stairs definitely crosses his mind! Good read and good luck in the big wide world of blogging! :) #binkylinky

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    1. My 2 year old has stopped napping altogether the last 3 days :(

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  2. Nice to meet you Mama Bear and welcome to the club - ThirstyDaddy #binkylinky

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  3. It's nice to meet you! I'm also a step mum (to three great kids, although they're not kids anymore, all grown up)! I have twin girls who are four. Your step son sounds funny with his questions! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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    1. He is funny thanks for your comment

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  4. Hello! It's a nice way to start a blog ;-) #BinkyLinky

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  5. Lovely to meet you wonderful post Thanks for linking to the #binkylinky come back next week please

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  6. I so know what you mean about other children at the park, it's really difficult! I have step sons who are older than yours, 10 & 12, and they are amazingly behaved, but some kids make it really tricky!

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    1. They do its so tempting to shout at strangers children x

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