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Five home truths from my charming daughters 

I think my girls are trying to tell me something… These conversations have all occurred recently, and are making me reassess some of my lifestyle choices.

1. Scandalised Ava shouts out, “Mum, your BOTTOM’s hanging out!”

It’s my muffin top.

2. Two year old Thea innocently asks, “Mummy have you got a baby in your tummy?” I explain that I haven’t. Two days later she comes over, pats my tummy and says, “Can I feel the baby?”

3. Ava sits on my lap and asks “Is there a baby in there mum?” whilst patting my belly. Then “I can feel it moving!”

There is no baby.

Step away from the cake, Becky. I think (and hope) this new-found fascination with babies is because they have another little cousin due in September. But they do have a point – my clothes are getting pretty snug!

4. Thea touches my bare leg, and says, “Ooooh, you got needles!”

5. Ava says, “Your elbows feel funny.” “Oh really, what do they feel like?” “Umm broccoli.” “Oh OK, how do yours feel?” “Smooth. Yours are rough.”

Yes, because I no longer have time for shaving, or body lotion, due to every waking hour being taken up with pre-schoolers! (And eating, apparently!)

My life is soooo glamorous.
Two girls with ice creams poking their tongues out

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  1. Our girls’ latest antics |

    2nd September 2015 at 2:39 pm

    […] so cute, and bringing back flashbacks of other brutal home truths, was when she announced, loudly, “Mummy, when you laugh, your bottom wobbles about.” […]

  2. Mess stress and fancy dress

    22nd August 2015 at 10:14 pm

    We tell them not to tell fibs but we do not want to hear the truth. My nearly 4 year old asked me the other day why I am allowed 4 biscuits and she is only allowed one. It was a fair question. I offered no answer and just put Beebies on instead and skulked off to the kitchen to eat an apple and contemplate the state of my thighs. #fridayfrolics I loved this post. X

    1. Becky Pink

      22nd August 2015 at 10:18 pm

      Thank you! Your daughter makes a good point. I think I would have told her I have a bigger tummy to fill – my girls would have agreed with that after all their pregnancy observations! My ego can (just about) take it, I’ll be more mortified if/when they start making comments about strange xx

  3. Lifeloveanddirtydishes

    22nd August 2015 at 11:45 am

    Little charmers aren’t they! My son once said to me “you look beautiful in that dress mummy”. My heart melted, but then he said “You look just like a peacock” Not really the look I was going for! Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

    1. Becky Pink

      22nd August 2015 at 11:49 am

      Aw how cute, I’m sure he meant that as a compliment! X

  4. Silly Mummy

    21st August 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Haha! The bluntness of kids! At least they’re doing it to you, though – worse if they do it to other people! #fridayfrolics

    1. Becky Pink

      21st August 2015 at 4:22 pm

      Yes I totally agree, that would be waaaay worse! Had a couple of close calls but guess we’ll have some to come unfortunately x

  5. Mama

    21st August 2015 at 9:50 am

    Haha, little boogers. At least they’re funny and cute? Not much help to your self esteem though I guess


    1. Becky Pink

      21st August 2015 at 9:57 am

      It’s made me paranoid that an adult is going to kindly ask me when the baby is due… But yes their cuteness does help! X

  6. Jemma Chambers (@LivingLifeNottm)

    21st August 2015 at 9:38 am

    Oh I hate how truthful kids are – funny though! #fridayfrolics

    1. Becky Pink

      21st August 2015 at 9:56 am

      Yeah I tried to see the funny side! X

  7. Haidee

    21st August 2015 at 9:28 am

    Haha! On my last shopping trip my 2 year old was shouting out ‘Yuck!’ to everything I tried on until I got to one item which he declared ‘Perfect!’ so I bought it!

    1. Becky Pink

      21st August 2015 at 9:30 am

      Brilliant, I hope he has good taste!! X

      1. Haidee@Maybe Baby Brothers

        21st August 2015 at 9:38 am

        So do I! LOL

  8. Louise

    12th August 2015 at 8:13 am

    Lol, children are so brutally honest aren’t they? I haven’t quite reached this stage yet with mine but no doubt it will come! I hope that Ava’s shout of “Mummy, your bottom’s hanging out” wasn’t done too publicly! Thanks for linking up to #ftmob 🙂

    1. Becky Pink

      12th August 2015 at 11:08 am

      Thanks Louise, yes fortunately that comment was at home so it could have been worse! X

  9. Wave to Mummy

    12th August 2015 at 12:17 am

    Teehee, what cheeky little monkeys! 🙂 I have thankfully not had any of these awkward little comments yet, but I am sure there will be many to come in the future 😀 #ftmob

    1. Becky Pink

      12th August 2015 at 11:09 am

      Yes, unfortunately I think you will sooner or later! At least it provides entertainment I suppose! X

  10. Mummy in Training

    17th July 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Aww the joys of kids!! They are gorgeous though! My little man always picks out the flaws 😉 #bestandworst xxx

    1. Becky Pink

      17th July 2015 at 8:37 pm

      Thank you, I’m sure I’ll have much worse as they get older!! Xx

  11. Mary @TheHeartyLife

    17th July 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Becky this is Brilliant! I am laughing my head off as I read it! Kids are so funny, yet so awkward too! Keep eating cake or itll be “mummy why are you rocking so much” #LoosingYourMInd!

    When I was in Tescos taking Megs to the toilet I took a turn … “Mummy why do you have a hairy bum”??????????? SOOOOOOOOOO awkward, especially when the women next door laughs her head off and then proceeds to talk about it at the sinks!!! AHHHHHHHHHH NIGHT MARE

    xx #bestandworst

    1. Becky Pink

      17th July 2015 at 8:37 pm

      Ha ha that is so funny! At least you gave that other lady a laugh though. Xx

  12. Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)

    16th July 2015 at 6:22 pm

    haha they are GORGEOUS! This post is brilliant. They say the funniest things. I’m sure things are not that bad!! Thanks so much for linking up to #bestandworst and see you soon xx

    1. Becky Pink

      16th July 2015 at 7:12 pm

      You certainly leave your dignity far behind when you have kids don’t you!! X

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