Tuesday, October 22, 2013

REIGN WITH AN IRON FIST




With their powers combined, they run The Beetle Shack. They may look innocent to the naked eye but like rampaging bull ants they dominate and dictate, making senseless and useless demands as they go.

I want warm milk. NO! I want cold. I want a honey sandwich. NO! I want jam. I want green pants. NO! I want jeans. I want a pony. NO! Make that a horse.

My little dictators reign with an iron fist, threatening tantrums and shrill screams should their mother disobey them. With the delegation of menial tasks like bum wiping and food preparation, they solidify their status in the family hierarchy.


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Gosh I'm feeling undervalued in my role as a mother at the moment.

My solution?

Send them to their rooms for a nice long rest while I sit amongst the mess and punch out a post on this little blog.

Why?

Because this blog is mine and GOSH it feels bloody fantastic to have something outside of the home and the children and the washing.

da dah dah da, they can't touch this (that's me, M.C Hammer style).


Okay, I'm going to clean the kitchen before the tiny dictators emerge from their rooms.

Thanks for listening.


26 comments:

  1. oh life! your dictators are cute :)

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  2. I only have one and he rules the roost!
    Sigh.
    I too am sitting amongst the chaos, pretending the domestic disorder isn't there, escaping to my blog. Sweet relief!

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  3. I'm doing the exact same thing.

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  4. hehe. I hear your pain. I'm not even allowed to choose the music we listen to anymore.... which has resulted in a temporary music ban!!! (i never dreamed that would happen!) No more 'la bamba' or 'i like to move it move it'... phew!

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  5. I hear you. I really, really do. And I have one whole child less. You're amazing xx

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    1. Oh you know, one kids one hundred kids, it's all the same.

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  6. I feel the same way about my blog. Our little guys in this house seem to rule the roost. I'm exhausted at the moment. I want to go on a sleeping holiday xo

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  7. Small but mighty, they really do reign supreme don't they?! I kind of feel the same way about our puppy - I'm the one feeding him, getting up early to walk to the park with him, I'm the one picking up his poos. Remind me again just whose kingdom this is...?!

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  8. I'm READING the blog post while the little dictators are having a sleep/rest. And now I will clean the kitchen. And the laundry. Thank you for writing what I feel but am too inarticulate/exhausted to express!

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  9. I have three here too, Em. I look foward to 'rest time' every afternoon for a sit down and a cuppa and maybe some trashy day time tv. Who am I kidding? I spend it cleaning up after them.

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  10. You cheeky thing, thank G you do blog, because I am sitting in on an "enforced sleep by mummy the enforcer" for my 4 year old and 2 year old whilst reading your blog...pretending I have a life and more important things to do....in darkness...while they pretend to snore...then fart...then try not to giggle at said farts....bless your cotton socks em!

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  11. oooh, I thought of you a while a go...my boys got given a "bug Vaccuum"....yep there really is a thing! Toys rus sell them....
    my goodness it was a winner of a toy.... fancy that... a vaccuum that sucks up bugs...yay for that...!

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  12. How funny...my day has been exactly the same. My three have run amuck, our house is so messy, and I have run out of steam. I spent my hour of bliss writing a post too for my blog despite the kaos around me....its my place to escape and Im not giving it up. Thks for todays blog- love it....so nice to know that there are quite a few of us out there wearing the same shoes! xx

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  13. Yep, I'm feeling your pain and I don't even have a blog that's mine. My poor lovely husband just has to listen to my whinging. All I wanted was for my boys to sit still last night and eat their dinner, which they actually liked, but apparently that's not in their rule book.

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  14. God, I feel your pain and I only have one child! Little people can be overwhelming. What seems like constant tantrums, refusing to sleep and yet in the next breath, gorgeous, so funny and amazingly observant. All we can do at the end of the day (after a few tears) is laugh! I love your blog Em :)x

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  15. Hearing you. Why do you think I started an online business and blog?! Nice having your own 'space'. ;) x

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  16. I tell my 20 month old "you know you're not the boss right?" all the time. He laughs, smashes his sandwich into the sofa and carries on with his demands. The message isn't sinking in for one of us. xxx to you

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  17. Yes. Yes. I've had a few shouty, "everybody treats me like a doormat!" tantrums lately. I can often be heard whispering to my wee baby that at least YOU'RE not [insert awful child behaviour here}. I enjoyed my glass of wine tonight.

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  18. I don't have kids, so at the moment, I can't relate, but this is super cute nonetheless. If you have a moment, I'd love for you to check out this contest where you could win one of my art prints!
    http://youngbirdblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/win-anything-from-my-etsy-shop.html

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  19. you didn't get the memo did you? Divide and conquer - never let them join forces as rarely it is for good! LOL

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  20. It is hard work being a Mother ,the hardest job in the world and very undervalued and highly underpaid but I bet you wouldn't change it for the world I know I wouldn't but some days are harder than others and I wold like to tell you it gets easier but it just has new a new set of problems as they grow older.Send the little ones to their rooms more often even of it just give you a break ,have a reading hour or playing as quiet as you can or laying on your bed for a "rest" and you have a rest too xx Lisa Mckenzie

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  21. I don't know if you're aware of this - but you're a bit of a superhero. Just sayin'. xx

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  22. I had a showdown with one of my mini dictators this morning. She wanted to wear her princess dress to preschool. I said no. Things got heated. Right now she is watching morning cartoons in her underwear and I am drinking my coffee and reading here, a cooling off period so to say. Parenting is hard work. I often fee like they're taking over.... Keep at it!

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em