This week PlayPennies Loves...Being A Mummy.
There is a battle being fought right at this very minute, over at Being A Mummy - seriously, grab some popcorn and settle in for the long haul because it's going to get interesting - the boy of the house wants his parents' bedroom as his own and is, seemingly, prepared to resort to every trick in the toddler handbook to get it.
If you like spooky stories then you'll like this post - Being A Mummy's house might be haunted!
I lived in a very old house before I moved to my current only-ten-years-old house; the old one was over 400 years old and there were so many strange bangings, happenings and noises in that place like hearing the front door open and close when no one had actually come in or gone out. The dogs heard it too and used to rush to the lounge door, tails wagging, waiting for strokes from whoever had come home.
Apart from being a mummy, 'Being A Mummy's other job is working with bones as an archaeologist; super interesting!
I love readong rambly posts that muse around all sorts of things that just sprung to mind one day, but I also love the short, snappy simplicity of posts like Famous Last Words.
Being a mother to a 16-year-old and a four-and-a-half-year-old, I chuckled when I read the Dealing With Boys post...
"Boys also respond very well to commands, use as few works as possible with them. They like to know where they stand and what they are doing...."
I learned this a l o n g time ago and it still works today,
"Jack. Room. Tidy it!"
"Yes mum," said in that 'whatEVER' teenage boy drone.
"Jack. Glasses and mugs...downstairs."
"K," as saying 'yes mum' now takes far too much effort.
Talking of which, I must go and deliver clean washing to the teenage boy creature along with this simple instruction, "PUT. AWAY!"
Whilst I do that why don't you go and have a read around Being A Mummy, you'll be glad you did.
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