My toddlers have me wrapped around their little fingers!


“Mummy, juice peese”

“Mummy, done a poo”

“Mummy, toe hurts”

“Mummy, Mummy, Mummy, Mummy, Thomas is broke”

“Mummy, snack peese”

“Me draw peese Mummy?”

“Mummy, Elsa dress on”

“Mummy, Elsa dress off”

Are a few examples of MOST of my day.

Now I don’t know about you, but just reading that makes me panic. Sends me into a small frenzy. Gets my heart racing. Stresses me out!

I’ve tried to be a good Mum in the 2 years and (nearly) 4 months that I have been ‘doing’ it. (I use the term ‘doing’ Motherhood very loosely – as I am not sure I am succeeding all that well).

Anyway I digress…what I mean is that I have tried my best to raise my twins to be two polite and well mannered little people. Always reinforcing that you must ask nicely, say please and thank you, and – importantly – let Mummy (or anyone) finish what they were doing before they come to help.

Except that no-one listened, obviously.

They demand from me all day. Do this. Do that. NOW! FASTER! Making me work harder than I’ve ever known. I’m run off my feet.

Patience? Ha! As Mummy I require bundles and oodles of it, all day, every day…but them? They laugh in the face of ‘waiting’. Why wait for something when Mum will run (literally) across a room to deliver it to you? You can get handpicked grapes – peeled, washed and cut-in-half, seconds after you screamed for them. How good is that?!

OK so I’m the mug. “Don’t do it then” I hear you cry. However ignoring them just angers them. Makes them shout louder…and they NEVER stop.

I’ve tried closing my ears, trying to tune them out. Getting on with something else. But it doesn’t work. They just keep going until your brain hurts. Or your eardrums quiver.

And I have attempted saying (calmly) “In a minute, Mummy is just doing this”. But that just makes them want the thing even more.


So I’m running about here, there and everywhere fulfilling everyone’s requests. I’m getting snacks, picking snacks off the floor, getting extra snacks, getting juice to wash the snack down, scooping up spat-out-snack, washing mouths and hands after snacks – and so on. The list is endless.

All for an easy life? Well…mostly to ensure that they don’t keep asking (or shouting) for more things.

It’s keeping me fit at least!

I am secretly hoping that this is just a passing phase. Except, it already seems like a very long one. Ever since they could point and grunt it’s been the same. The talking is just making things easier for them, and harder for me.

I’m done by their bedtime though. I’ve had enough of it all. The running around, the waiting on them hand-and-foot. And so when Hubby walks in the door (after a full day at work) and asks if I’ve had a chance to make any dinner, I try my best not to kick-off and swear at him.

It’s hard not to though.

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  1. Kerri
    January 13, 2015 / 12:49 pm

    I hate to bring you bad news, but it doens’t get any easier as they get older!
    my 5 1/2 yr old and 3 1/2 yr old still rabbit on like your two even though they are very capable of doing most things for themselves. It’s exhausting! The youngest literally follows me around like a puppy, I’ve lost count the amount of times I have stepped back and fallen over him! And do you notice they NEVER ask daddy for as much as they ask mummy….who made them rules?!
    You’re doing a great job though 🙂

    Kerri x

    • Jess
      January 13, 2015 / 6:20 pm

      Yes I figured it just gets worse! hee hee – thank goodness for wine! Jess 😉 x

  2. January 13, 2015 / 2:12 pm

    Oh Jess, is that what I have to look forward too?! I bet they just egg each other on too, at least mine can’t ask for anything yet, it’s bad enough with just Lucas. Definitely put your feet up when husband gets in and have a glass of wine 🙂 xx

    • Jess
      January 13, 2015 / 6:21 pm

      Oh yes, that glass of wine is my SAVIOUR!!!!! Thank goodness they go to bed and sleep. Mind you, it must be exhausting being so demanding all day! Jess

  3. The L's Mum
    January 13, 2015 / 3:27 pm

    Oh no you now have me worried. I thought it was bad enough at 19 months. Ahhhhhh. I get what you mean about the hubby, mine is the same. He’s yet to take up my challenge of being me for the day.

    • Jess
      January 13, 2015 / 6:22 pm

      Good luck. Maybe yours will be fine, and super chilled and relaxed. Here’s hoping! Jess x

  4. January 13, 2015 / 3:36 pm

    argh i feel your pain toddlers are just so demanding! x

    • Jess
      January 13, 2015 / 6:18 pm

      Yes, yes they are! They literally have me under their command ALL DAY!!!!!!!!! Jess x

  5. January 13, 2015 / 3:57 pm

    Hang in there! It DOES get better! Now my kids are dealing with THEIR kids poo! 🙂

    • Jess
      January 13, 2015 / 6:18 pm

      Hee hee!!! Sounds good to me 🙂

  6. January 13, 2015 / 6:12 pm

    I read this earlier but didn’t get time to comment, I had visions of you leaping and jumping through the air like a premiership goal keeper! Hilarious hun, well; minus the fact you are exhausted! I feel your pain, mine don’t speak as such but the noises are enough for me to realise they constantly WANT WANT WANT!!! I am merely a live in slave! xxxx

    • Jess
      January 13, 2015 / 6:17 pm

      That is exactly what I am like, and I may (indeed) try out for goalkeeping!! Help me!!!!!! Help us both!!!!! Jess x

  7. January 13, 2015 / 8:30 pm

    I am a slave, some days I can’t cope with all the requests, other days I find it cute. You spend months when they are born trying to get them to talk and when they can you want them to stop!

    • Jess
      January 14, 2015 / 7:59 am

      Spot on!! Someone (with twins) once advised me not to wish too much for the talking phase, and I thought “Yeah right” but he was VERY accurate! LOL 😉 Jess x

  8. January 13, 2015 / 9:10 pm

    ah the joys of motherhood, bless then. Then they get to 9 and 14 and you can’t give them a hug of kiss in public and you know they love you but at 14 need you less than before boo x

    • Jess
      January 14, 2015 / 7:56 am

      I know…I bet I will be sad one day that they don’t need me much anymore!!!! Jess x

  9. January 14, 2015 / 9:17 am

    SInce having my 2 my hair has got more grey hairs every day!!! Husbands/ fathers have no idea do they?!!!

    • Jess
      January 14, 2015 / 6:53 pm

      I know! Thank goodness for hair dye!!!!!! 😉 Jess x

  10. January 15, 2015 / 4:13 pm

    Know that feeling well!! They seem to demand more as they get older I find! My almost 5 year old bosses me around too!! #brilliantblogposts

    • Jess
      January 15, 2015 / 7:02 pm

      I can imagine my Lottie will be the same! She’s starting already and is only 2!!!!! Jess x

  11. January 16, 2015 / 10:26 pm

    Yes. This pretty much sums up my life at the moment… except less speech and more pointing and grunting! Usually for food… Kids!
    Love this post Mrs – well done 🙂 xx

    • Jess
      January 17, 2015 / 10:04 am

      Thanks lovely. Good to know I am not the only one not in any kind of control!!!! 😉 Jess xx

  12. January 18, 2015 / 1:24 am

    Kids are so high maintenance huh! Hope you get a break and lie down on a weekend when you can, a bit of you time. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts x

    • Jess
      January 18, 2015 / 2:38 pm

      I know! A lie-down after this kind of day is amazing!! Jess x

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