Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Yes Darling, In A Minute




Mum, will you build train tracks with me?
   Yes Darling, in a minute.

Mum, I'm hungry. Can I have a sandwich?
   Yes Darling, in a minute.

Mummmmm, I'm ready to wipeeee.
   Yes Darling, just a minute.

Mum, can we go for a drive?
   Yes Darling, in a minute.


Sound familiar? It's been my answer to every question, query and request over the past few days. Elke is at her unsettled best and requires constant holding, feeding or patting - day and night*.

I am a broken record and my older children remain neglected and unfed.

Thank God an impromptu catch up with friends at lunch time today included a milkshake and a doughnut.

I'm hoping tomorrow will bring a change and that maybe, just maybe I'll be able to brush my teeth, have a shower and eat something wholesome.




Do you find yourself sounding like a broken record some days? I swear 'in a minute' is my most repeated phrase. What's yours? C'mon, there's got to be some funny ones out there (this mumma needs a laugh)!




*yes, it's wednesday and there is no wearing post. I've spent the week looking like a poo with legs. I'm sparing you the trauma. Dave's not quite so lucky.





80 comments:

  1. Thanks for your honesty! My days are sometimes like this and I do use the 'in a minute' phrase :)

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  2. i had a baby that didn't want to be put down for the first six months and then only occasionally after that. she was practically attached to me for the first 3 years of her life! this time with Elke wanting to be held will pass but i totally understand how you feel right now. x

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  3. {www.crazyspeedylove.com}
    "Give me 5mins and then count to 100"....doesn't buy me that much time - but it does buy me a little time to finish a cup of coffee on my own!

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  4. Oh my god, I can so relate to this. My baby boy demands all my attention and my poor girl gets neglected. I feel like someone should just replace me with a recording of "just a second honey, I'm feeding Theo" and just play it on a loop. I'm sure she'd get more attention from the recording too. Poor thing.

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    1. i'm exactly in the same situation! my little girl is 12 days old and my oldest one just wants her mama back for a minute... but i'm always feeding Alma or changing her diaper, or trying to fall her asleep...

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  5. "In a minute" followed by "be careful" which is what my 2 year old says whenever he does anything lately!!

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  6. Have you been eavesdropping on me?
    Ronnie xo

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  7. In a minute.. but only if I hear a please first!! x

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  8. somtimes i will say to mine "right, for today, call me Cerys {my name} and not mam, please!"...two seconds later "no, stop it, i don't like it, call me mam again!"...

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  9. My three year old said to me today when I asked if he'd like to read a story together, "in a sec Mummy, I just have to finish my jobs, ok sweetheart" word for word!! Mmmm maybe I say it just a few too many times a day!

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  10. Yep, yep and yep. And I personally would love to see a photo of 'poo with legs' - that would be some funny sh@%

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  11. You are generous with your time. Me? In a second xxx

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  12. I say "2 minutes" so often my kids now use it. I shout for supper and I get "2 minutes" as a response!

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  13. Ha! This is my first time on your blog and the only thing I've read, but I love you already! My current phrase with my boys (and one I must stop using) is "Really?!"

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  14. I LOVE your blog. So glad I happened upon it. I just had my 4th baby, and everything I say is "hold on" or "just a sec"

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  15. "CALM DOWN" said while screaming at them is me.

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  16. "are you bleeding?"...No?"...then I`ll get back to you...or to my 3 yr old..."put it in a memo"....and yes she has bought me post its with scribble on. Lordy some days are rough aren't they?. Al x

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  17. Being the mother of two quick witted, sarcastic teenage boys my only response these days is to roll my eyes and shake my head.... Then giggle when their not looking!

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  18. If you hung out with me on any given day, you would little else other than 'Just a minute', 'Look at me!' and 'I heard you the first time!'

    It's the 'Look at me!' That has surprised me the most, but I like to fool myself that if my son is at least looking at me, he might just be taking in what I'm saying! (He's 3).

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  19. Grand #3 talks a blue streak. I find my most repeated answer to his constant queries is "mmmhhmmmm...." a sort of non-committal acknowledgment of hearing him, without having to make a stand. When he gets in my face for a real answer, well then I'm forced to deal .... Lovin' it.

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  20. One of the first sentences from Everly's mouth was "Two minutes Mum!" when I asked her to stop playing and to transition into meals/bath/bed. I suddenly realised how often I say "Two minutes" to her!

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  21. It will come good Elke will settle into a routine and life will get easier,I promise xx
    Lisa Mckenzie

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  22. I have always said that the most shocking thing about new babies is how much work the older ones still are! I can remember sitting down to breastfeed and my oldest son asking me for a million different things. I always felt as if I was saying "in a minute." Glad you got to have an outing with friends!

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  23. haha, yep. Hubby threatens to put it on my headstone when I'm 6 feet under.

    "Hang on a minute
    1980-2080
    Died peacefully, but hoping for one more minute"

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  24. oh this rings true for our house, as well. the phrase around here is "maybe later". As in "Mooooom (from my 3 year old daughter) wanna p'ay bocks wiff me??" To which I reply "maybe later!" She uses it on me alllll the time, too. "Babe, you need to pick up those blocks." To which she replies "maybe later!"
    sigh. :)

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  25. I'm giggling, because that sounds like our place. It's our most used phrase here, too. I wish it wasn't. I wish I could drop everything and just be there for everyone. Unfortunately, that's not life, nor am I twiddling my thumbs waiting for that moment. Gosh, having a new baby is so hard. Sending you hugs. x

    xxx

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  26. my baby number three, is four years old now and I still say it! it doesn't get any easier, they just make different demands!

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  27. This just really make me laugh out loud. So precious. And exactly what life is like in...well... real life!
    I adore you for your honesty.

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