5 Things my children have taught me

This week marks 4 years since I became a parent I thought it was time to share 5 things I have learnt since becoming a mummy for the first time.

  1. How to enjoy a cold cuppa, BC (before children) like most I liked to drink my tea hot or at the least warm nowadays I have learnt to accept that is a rare honour and cold is how it will have to do 98% of the time. Lets face it as a parent you have to take caffeine how ever it comes.
  2. How to breast feed, colour a picture and do a puzzle all at the same time whilst on the phone – Taking multi tasking to a new level.
  3. The true meaning of being exhausted, you’ve been up all night with a new born – your two toddlers do not, I repeat DO NOT care they still want to throw breakfast on the floor and be taken to the park, yes its raining and you’ve forgotten which day of the week it is, no they still don’t care.
  4. How to share, not by the usual rules no by toddler rules. Which are as follows: If its theirs – its theirs,If its yours – its theirs,If they can see it – its theirs,If they can touch it – its theirs,If they want it – its theirs.
  5. The language of child, Toddler should be an official language I have now mastered it, it only took 4 years but I got there in the end. I do get the odd strange look when I offer guests a ickle drinky and a scrummy bikit.
Its not all bad though I have also learned how to laugh, have fun and love more than ever had before and that makes my new life lessons all worth while! 

What have your children taught you?

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17 Comments

  1. December 10, 2014 / 6:36 pm

    Absolutely spot on hun!! Great post, I love it!! Rings true, except I don’t know how mums with newborns and toddlers do it! AMAZING!!! You are a superb yummy mummy! xxxx

  2. December 11, 2014 / 8:04 am

    Ha ha so true Amy, before i had the boys I was adamant I would do all those thing but you do dont you? I also swore i would never let them watch T.V as if, ? x

  3. December 11, 2014 / 2:16 pm

    Haha the cold cup of tea is probably one of the first parenting lessons you learn! x x x

  4. December 11, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    Ha ha! Yes warm tea! A distant memory xx #BrillBlogPosts

  5. December 11, 2014 / 7:42 pm

    Who doesnt love a cold cuppa? LOL I should add that to me CV “I am fluent in Toddler”

  6. December 11, 2014 / 8:33 pm

    haha, oh the things I have to look forward to! #brillblogposts x

  7. December 12, 2014 / 9:30 am

    Ahh I understand this so well – thanks for sharing! I agree, until you become a mum you don’t truly understand what multi-tasking and true exhaustion is! Have a lovely weekend! Mim 🙂 #TheList http://www.mamamim.com

  8. December 12, 2014 / 12:42 pm

    Haha brilliant! When non parents tell me they are exhausted I just want to slap them with a wet fish! Lol x

  9. December 13, 2014 / 5:07 pm

    Every thing on this list is SO SPOT ON! We learn so much things and [multi tasking] skills along the way of being a parent =) #binkylinky

  10. December 13, 2014 / 7:48 pm

    Love this post! Although I can’t drink cold tea! Just feels wrong! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  11. December 15, 2014 / 5:48 am

    Ooh yes we do learn a lot from our little ones, toddlers really do come with their own rules and language don’t they? Great post 🙂 #sundaystars

  12. December 15, 2014 / 10:37 pm

    Haha love it! I actually asked my Dad if he needed a wee wee the other day before we left the house. Help! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts

  13. December 16, 2014 / 9:17 am

    ha, it’s not even a cold brew any more, I put the kettle on about 10 times a day but only end making about three!

  14. December 16, 2014 / 9:46 pm

    I still can’t drink a cold cup of tea! Still – hate it! urgh. Love the post though. #sundaystars

  15. December 19, 2014 / 7:17 am

    Ha! You ain’t selling it love 😉 hard but fun I’m sure!!

    Thanks for linking up to #thelist xxx

  16. December 19, 2014 / 10:20 pm

    Lovely round up of being a mum to little ones. The big thing for me is that immediate, unconditional love. Where does it come from? Best job in the world and well worth cold tea.

    #SundayStars

  17. June 5, 2015 / 12:29 am

    Love the cold tea bit! I can hardly remember the last time I drank my tea while hot. Maybe in another 25 years or so 🙂

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