Now if you are a parent and you tell me you don’t ever feel like all you ever say is NO then I simply do not believe you. In fact, I will most probably pull and a face and leave.

These days, with both the girls walking around, pushing, pulling and jumping on each other, the only word I seem to shriek say is NO. And as much I would like to say I have the patience of a saint, I simply don’t and the whole thing is driving me insane.

I could literally climb the walls some days.

Truth is, I have no idea how to deal with it, I know people will say it and I know its true, the whole ‘they grow out of it’ thing, but right now THAT DOES NOT HELP.

Also, my girls are fairly robust and they don’t like to disappoint, so my bet is they simply will not stop.

Partly because the enjoy taunting me. Well, okay mostly for this reason.

I wonder if they are the only children who truly enjoy annoying the shit out of each other? Is it just my odd yet masterful children?!

Is it?!

Some days I literally dread the screams, lets face it girl screams are the worst. They seem to want to start from the get go, or the ‘get up’ in there case. Then the hair pulling and toy stealing begins. Pop’s looking out the corner of her eye to see if you are looking and Beboo doing it regardless because she simply could not care less if you saw. There is simply no way to discipline a one year old, all they are interested in is pooing and finding some old manky hidden food to eat.

Yeh, Beboo tends to laugh when I tell her no, so that is no use. But I know behind those eyes she is plotting her next attack, whether it be to me or her sister is another matter, she delivers no warning. She has learnt the art of stealth and she knows she is way to cute to be guilty.

I genuinely believe she will think her and Pop’s name is NO.

Right Beboo is frowning at me so I must get ready for the next barrage of abuse.

If you can’t be bothered to send help, send cake at least!!!!

14 thoughts on “NO NO NO NO NO NO and NO!

  1. This sounds very familiar, I’m constantly saying no to my little boy who will be 3 in August and then I wonder why he then says no all the time! Nightmare! xx

  2. I’ve had my two bitching and sniping at each other since about 6.30am this morning!!
    I think the only time they stopped is for a split second this afternoon while eating a chocolate bar….Then they argued about that too….One ate if faster then the other and wanted more!!
    If I had a quid for every time I’ve said no today I would be quite rich….lol
    I love the idea of half term holidays but when they arrive I’m wishing for them to end…lol

  3. Found you on Bloppy Bloggers. My son will be a year next month & I’m trying not to say no so much because I don’t want him to repeat it. A friend of mine’s daughter laughs every time her mom says no & just starts saying “No no no” back with a giggle. That’d drive me NUTS! I just try to say Uh-uh instead. Hope it works. We’ll find out!

  4. Well, you COULD view it as growth…yesterday you hated yourself and today it is the girls? Guessing that isn’t going to be of much help. Having my three all two years apart (actually two years and four days and then two years and three weeks to be precise) I remember all the times I was told about the damn “phases” and that this too shall pass, but must agree, doesn’t seem much help at the moment, and besides, once this phase passes another one has arrived.
    Good luck!

  5. My girls are 5 and 4 and they argue all the time 🙁 it’s half term and we are only finishing day 2 and I want to run a mile, all i have done today is scream NO!! lol

  6. Oh that’s all I say to Max and he’s only 19 months!

    I was told to try noises like ut-ah or wagging the finger, he then gives me some weird sideways glance that I can only assume he’s got from me!!!

    the joys of parenting – just remind yourself – when you have grandchildren you can secretly smile when your kids tell you that your grandchildren wont listen to them (that’s what keeps me going) 😉

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