How do the weeks fly by so fast yet that hour between dinner and bed time takes forever?
How is it still cold and wet, and wet, and wet?
How did I ever become so immune to dead mice, vomit and snot?
How did I forget how lovely it is to hear toddlers miss-speak?
How does my head not explode when I hear the words “but Muuuum!” for the gazillionth time?
How did I get in the habit of calling everyone ‘possum’?
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I created a graph that explains the shift in the time space continuum when a toddler sleeps. It would also explain the looooooooong time between dinner and bed. I won’t link you, because I made it as part of a sponsored post, but I think you’d like it :P
I call everyone mate now. I hate that. Possum is good.
you can link it… I don’t mind… plus I purposely ignored that post when it popped up in my feed reader because both my boys gave up their day sleeps at around 16 months.. so anyone who has a toddler who sleeps is not my friend!
Christie-Childhood 10 says
It’s chicken in this house ;)
oh I do the chicken thing too.. though mostly ‘chook’ or ‘chooky bum’ or ‘chicken lips’… how did I ever come up with so many stupid pet names for my kids???
cas webb says
My daughter gets Goose and cherry pie and chick pea and at the monet son gets Mr piddle and Mr stinky lol
I love pet names :)
Ness @ One Perfect Day says
My son gets sweetie, lovely pie and cookie, but mostly I call him buddy which he hates (so I’m trying to stop!) I still think it’s slightly better than what he wants me to call him which is Jelly.
All three of mine get “pet”, “poss” and “honeybun” :-) Eldest gets “chickabiddy”, not really sure why but I’ve always called her that from babyhood. The middle girl gets “bear” or “little bear”, but that’s a sort-of-wordplay on her name. Baby gets “sweetpea”, “lovey”, and “monkey”.
Also, “How is it still cold, and wet, and wet, and wet?”
THIS x one bajillion. AM SO OVER THIS WINTER.
Posie Patchwork says
Oh i’ve turned into my mother, also a mother of 4, like me too, who can never get the right child’s name out when you need it, so i call everyone – at the moment – ‘honeybee’ which covers everyone from a German Shepherd, a teenage girl & 8 year old boy. I tend to get my husband’s name right now he’s living here again (after years away interstate & overseas with the Army) but it’s different in person than over the phone. I just end up saying, exactly like my mother “oh you know who i mean” as they love to look at me blank faced when i look at them, & use the wrong name. Lordy, we have 14 chickens & 3 duck at the moment how do i manage to get their names around the right way?? Love Posie