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Night-time rituals

As I type this out, the usual bedtime saga is unfolding. Once initially tucked in, it goes something like this:

Child (it doesn’t matter which one, they all take turns): “MUUUUUUUUU-UUUUUUM!!!! Mummy!!”

Me: “Yes?”

Child: “I need to go to the toilet.”

Me: “Then go…”

Don't worry....take your time guys!

Off they toddle to the loo, usually causing the other siblings to appear from the darkness like ghosts emerging from an eerie mist, lining up at the toilet door to go themselves. After about ten minutes, they are all tucked up again….until:


Me: “What!?!?”

Child: “I need a drink!”

"I want it NOW!"



Numerous cups filled, distributed, emptied and returned to the sink. Later…






Child: “MUMMY!!!!”

Me: “What now?”

Child: “I can’t find teddy/blankie..”

Me: “You had it a minute ago, look under your bed!”

Child: “But I can’t find it”

Blanket?...Check!...Teddy?..Check!...BACK TO BED!!!!!

Light turned on, only to find the missing item in a very obvious place. Light off again.

Child: “Mum!!”

Me (and I’m sure you can imagine my tone of voice by now..): “Yeee-ees?????

Child: “I need to go to the toilet again”

The whole toilet ritual starts up again…back to bed they trundle…


"But Mu-u-um!"



Child: “I can’t sleep!!”

Me: “I don’t care…its bed time!”

Child: “But it’s dark!”

Me: “It’s night time, it’s supposed to be dark!”





Twenty minutes later:

Child (sneaking up on  me from behind): *whispering* “Mummy…”

Me: “Uh huh?”

Child “I love you, Mummy”

Love you too, baby bears!

Kids. As much as they drive you insane, they can melt your heart in an instant.

Are your bed time rituals the same in your house?

Sweet dreams everyone!

Bella 🙂



Secret boys business

Toilet training has been a slow progress in this house with the development delays.

 Our eldest son didn’t become toilet trained until he was five and a half years old, and only becoming dry at night in the last few months.

Our daughter became day trained when she was about four (she is now four and a half) and we are still working on night dryness.

Our middle son, who is three and a half is absolute petrified of the toilet, but having a potty for him to sit on the floor hasn’t been a practical thing in the house until recently, as our two-year old now tries to use it (instead of crawling all over whoever was sitting on it)

But last night, we had a development…

I had to giggle when my eldest son took my middle son to the toilet. The door was firmly shut in my face after my eldest determinedly said to me “I’ll do it”. For the next few minutes, all I heard was instructions of how to pull down pants, take off a nappy, climb on the toilet…and then the grunting I could hear after that….well, you can imagine what was trying to be explained there!!!

I popped my head in to make sure everything was ok, only to get shooed out by the two of them.

After a few more minutes, out walked two little boys, both wearing proud smiles. I have no idea if anything happened.

I wasnt even allowed to assist in putting a nappy back on. The eldest’s brotherly duties also extended to that job too!

If this will work though, I’m not going to intrude on their little “club!”

Keep your fingers crossed as we wish them luck!

Bella 🙂