Ava, House to Home, My Favourite Family, Thea

A Day In Our Life

This morning, like every morning, was a complete battle of wills.
Firstly, the will to wake up completely left me, after getting up about four times overnight to the repeated cry of “I want a dummy, I want a dummy, I want a dummy…” until I went in and found it under all of Thea’s toys. The other times were “I want mousey” and “I want a dimp(drink).” Then the dummy again.

Then we have the daily battle of the breakfasts. “I want porridge.” “You can have Rice Krispies or Weetabix. “I want porridge.” And repeat. Finally get them both sitting down and kind of eating, whilst I run around packing bags and putting in contact lenses. I don’t have time time to brush my hair. Or wee.
I bundle Thea into the buggy, after peeling Rice Krispies off her face, hands and PJs. I manage to get Ava into her coat and shoes (after a bit of mild shouting) and detangle the scooter from the buggy board.

Get outside and it’s raining. Can’t face the whining, so bundle Thea into the car. Chuck the buggy in the back and after some more ‘persuasion’ (yep, more mild shouting) Ava gets into her seat and we manage to get to pre-school just about on time.

Because we don’t go home after drop off, we get to toddler group early (weird sensation for me) so we sit in the foyer, looking at books. Thea chose ‘The Diabetic’s Guide to Healthy Living‘ obvs.

We go in and she has a good run around, but then this starts:

“I want a biscuit!” alternating with “I want a dummy!” The dress, by the way, was a Marks & Spencer one I used to wear in the ’80s. Great to have hoarder parents!
After about an hour of these tears (well, that’s how long it felt, it was probably 20 minutes) they thankfully open the serving hatch and I get this beauty of a cup of tea.

Then the other children sing in a circle, whilst Thea and her little friends, hopped up on sugar from the biscuits, run about again. Then some more reading in the foyer, where she somehow manages to find her favourite again!


Lunch was more successful than breakfast as I made their favourite, boiled eggs. Thea decides to eat hers like a satsuma, which is fine until “Eeww, cunchy.”


Then Ava says, “I can hear quack quack quack.” “A duck?” “No, in my mouth!” “Oh you mean ‘crack crack crack’!” More shell.

The afternoon brings more potential battles, but it’s amazing how powerful the promise of a babyccino can be. I have to go to Milton Keynes as I have several unsuitable purchases to return, including one that needs to be back today. Thea sleeps in the buggy for over an hour, whilst Ava chats to me as we walk up and down, returning things. I manage to get to the Bubble Blowing Frog of Joy outside Debenhams at the right moment, much to Ava’s delight.


Thea wakes up and wants to walk, then go on the buggy board, so we have this situation to stop the buggy tipping up.


And then finally, the prize: babyccinos and a quarter of a chocolate chip cookie (I ate the other half, of course.)


Home time. They watch CBeebies whilst I make spaghetti bolognese with Quorn instead of beef mince. Quite stressful as they keep coming in asking for an apple or banana every five minutes. Pour boiling water over hand.

Fortunately, they LOVE dinner and eat in silence for at least five minutes. Quite a lot slithers onto Thea’s lap.


Ryan is working late today so I have to do bed time on my own. I skip the baths. But they are both relatively good and we only have one problem, when Thea runs into the shower to clean her teeth, meaning wet PJs. Then she finds my shower cap.


We read about six stories and I finally get them settled. I only have to go back up once for a cuddle for Thea and to help Ava move all her stuff from one end of the bed to the other.

Ryan comes in and says ‘I guess you’ve had a busy day, judging by the mess. It looks like a bomb’s gone off!” He has a point.


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  1. Pink Pear Bear

    16th February 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Oh this is soooooo familiar!! Even down to the bubbles, we have a bubble clock in our local shopping centre that goes on the hour and half hour and if we used to time that wrong….woe betide me. The only saving grace is that there is a pretzel stand right by it and they bring out trays of samples every time the clock goes off! Keeps everyone happy!! The last photo looks exactly like our kitchen pretty much every day. 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up to the first ever #bigpinklink

    1. Becky Pink

      17th February 2016 at 10:49 pm

      Oooh that’s so funny, there is a pretzel stand next to our clock, I wonder if it’s the same one! It keeps me happy too, I love them, especially as they often come round with free samples, yum! Thanks for hosting xx

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  3. mummascribbles

    20th November 2015 at 8:16 am

    I love all of those photos – the capture those moments just perfectly! Such gorgeous girls of pure innocence and yet creating such havoc haha! Love that end photo too – just about sums everything up! Just remember you’re doing a great job 🙂 Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    1. Becky Pink

      20th November 2015 at 9:29 am

      Thank you so much, it feels like an uphill battle sometimes doesn’t it?! But worth it xx

  4. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    17th November 2015 at 11:07 pm

    It does sound like a busy day and one I can definitely relate to! Love the photo of Ava and Thea with their babyccinos and cookies and the one of Thea looking at the “cunchy” egg shell in disgust. I’m glad that it’s not just my house that often looks like a disaster zone at the end of the day!

    1. Becky Pink

      18th November 2015 at 8:08 am

      He he yes a disaster zone sums it up perfectly! I normally have to rebuild the sofas every evening after they’ve been using the cushions as a trampoline! Thanks for visiting xx

  5. Sarah Howe

    17th November 2015 at 7:51 am

    This made me smile! I love Thea’s book choice and it is just so true. Mess, smiles, tantrums and fun! Life with kids eh?#twinklytuesday xx

    1. Becky Pink

      17th November 2015 at 8:05 pm

      We wouldn’t have it any other way right? Well, I could live without the tantrums! Xx

  6. Helen Gandy

    4th June 2015 at 11:01 am

    Ahh what a day you had! You are a brave lady I haven’t dared leave the house for an epic day out (which is what you had in my mind lol) with my 2, I’ve only ever made it so far as the park or train station on my own! Love the little M&S dress, funny how these things come back into fashion you’d never know! I recognise that little Miss face too, Alfie quite often has the crying face and then becomes distracted with something else. Lovely post and thanks so much for linking up with #bestandworst hope to see you again next week!!

    Helen X

    1. Becky Pink

      4th June 2015 at 12:12 pm

      I’m glad you liked it Helen, we did have a fun day, despite the tears!! X

  7. Mum's The Law (@mumsthelaw)

    4th June 2015 at 10:29 am

    See this? This is wonderful. Stressful at the time, but it makes for awesome reading when the storm has finally subsided (and the remnants of the bomb have been cleared away!) so thanks so much for the great read! x #bestandworst

    1. Becky Pink

      4th June 2015 at 10:34 am

      Thanks I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m glad I recorded it all, I think I will chuckle over it in a few years! This was a ‘good’ day as well, no major meltdowns or disasters x

  8. Helena

    3rd June 2015 at 11:45 pm

    ha ha! Sounds like a typical day! I love the Marks and Spencers dress -I totally want one! and your girls are gorgeous! a trip to a cafe is always the best plan for everyone I find. 🙂 #bestandworst

    1. Becky Pink

      4th June 2015 at 7:06 am

      Ah thanks it will be a sad day when she grows out if it! Thanks for your comment x

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