As parents, we know when you have that ‘enough of this’ moment or ‘just give me a brake’ kind of moment and you so wanted to be alone just for a minute or two, to have time to gather your thoughts together again instead of hearing those winy little voices in ringing through your ears. Sometime, we have our tricks up our sleeves to get our kids off our back.
This post was created whilst the kids was playing in the garden after dinner on this miraculous sunny afternoon. The kids were playing so well together in the garden for some miraculous reasons, I just thought perhaps I can nip upstair and have a moment to myself or two. I’m sure this won’t last long but still a moment is a moment – right.
I took my chances.
It took only a minute later, a sweet little voice was calling from downstairs: “Mummy! Why aren’t you coming down to play with me in the garden?!” Evelyn yelp!
“Mummy is having a poo!” I falsely replied, trying very hard to extend my little minute of moment.
“Okay!” Evelyn decided that was a good enough reason to leave me alone and went back happily playing outside with her brother.
Yes! Then it occurred to me – I just tricked her. I hope I’m not being selfish or anything, but I kind of felt rather proud to tell you the honest truth. I triumph my win! I was able to extend my minute to self to not just one or two, but a whole five minutes! Yep – just five. But five was enough for me. Perhaps, I’ll try ten next time, who knows perhaps I’ll get a whole fifteen minutes out of it! Or am I pushing my luck here?
So reached out to my fellow bloggers and asked them what tricks do they have up their sleeves I can learn from them? Here are their answers:-
Pete: Ask mummy. householdmoneysaving.com
Danielle: Good old fashioned bribery tinytripping.com
Emma: Omg- who’s at the door?! Quick!! Readyfreddiego.com
Leanne: Ohhh is your dad in the kitchen? Quick! Go see what he’s making! asliceofmylifewales.com
Beth: You won’t like my food, it’s got vegetables in it. twinderelmo.co.uk
Sarah: Wow look out the window!! mummycatnotes.com
Nikki: Would you mind helping me with these jobs? They won’t take long.” Suddenly there are no children to be seen anywhere….. yorkshirewonders.co.uk
Charlie: Me ~ I’m a bit tired with lady pains. Son ~ uuuugh. Have a sleep Mum. I’m ok for half an hour 😂 🙌🏻 ouralteredlife.com
Jennifer: I’ve plenty of jobs that need doing if you’re bored?! mightymamabear.com
Shel: You won’t like this, it’s poisonous – whilst I chomp down on a choccy Biscuit 🙈 the-willowtree.com
If you are a parent, do you have a trick up your sleeves you’d like to share with us? I’d love to hear them from you.
I hope these tips are useful piece of information, or rather a cheat sheet you may call it. 😉 Here’re some props, which I think could come in handy.
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