Some Days Are Diamonds

20 Aug

Motherhood is not for the faint-hearted.

Everyone guesses it’ll probably be hard. And that, on occasion, it might just out and out suck.

But you’ll know you’ve reached an all time low when your day goes like this. (ACTUAL day, no creative license taken)

–         3 year old wakes at 5am. Noted as first act of aggression

–         Eats a ¼ of breakfast, smears remainder on dining room table

–         After being told a trip to the play centre is imminent as reward for previous days good behaviour, proceeds to bang on about play centre without pause

–         After repeatedly being told not to, rolls baby brother onto floor so that baby hits head and starts to cry

–         Sent to room for being naughty. Replies, “I’m not naughty, I’m funny”

–         Fakes intense distress at nappy being changed

–         Still on change table, further distress at being dressed for the day including kicking mother in the tits (mother is short, kick would connect with normal sized human beings guts – still uncool)

–         Still banging on about play centre and shocked to discover that recent bad behaviour overrides past good and thus, no play centre today

–         Rolls baby brother again for good measure (baby brother appears delighted leading mother to now view baby as traitor)

–         Steals toy baby is currently enjoying, making baby cry (smugly, mother returns toy to baby – maybe next time baby will choose sides more wisely)

–         Plays with tea set for approximately 2 seconds before throwing everything on the floor

–         When told to pick up thrown tea set, throws self to floor

–         On being ignored, employs tears and wailing to sell point

–         After mother suggests a snack, repeatedly demands snack until it is sitting in front of him

–         Finishes snack and starts calling out for mother who has taken the opportunity to put baby down for a sleep

–         Finds mother in baby’s room and despite mothers hissing and gesticulating to leave room while baby falls asleep, proceeds to go to baby’s toy box and retrieve toy piano

–         Plays toy piano and sings despite mothers continued hissing and gesticulating

–         Disturbs baby and is thusly marched out of room by mother

–         During process of being marched, suddenly afflicted with paralysis of the legs forcing mother to drag child out while also cradling baby

–         Wails “I’m feeling saaaaaad” at baby’s bedroom door for another 5 minutes before boredom sets in

And then, the clock strikes 9.


A motherfucking M.

I could tell you about the rest of the day. But I’ve blocked it out.

So what has motherhood taught me today? The value of contraception.

24 Responses to “Some Days Are Diamonds”

  1. kirsty August 20, 2010 at 10:48 pm #

    ahahaha love it babe!

    • whatangiedidnext August 21, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

      Thanks Kirst 🙂

  2. Big Mumma August 22, 2010 at 2:48 am #

    Still laughing!!!!!!!

    • whatangiedidnext August 23, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

      Laugh all the way over to my house and babysit!

  3. Ladybird August 23, 2010 at 5:40 am #

    You amuse me to no end. Oh and I can relate to the paralysis of the legs. It would probably be the single most infuriating thing Lucas does to me. When he does it, I start to fill out boarding school forms in my head…it helps…a bit… doesn’t actually. xx

    • whatangiedidnext August 23, 2010 at 8:59 pm #


  4. Danielle August 23, 2010 at 5:59 am #

    Some days are diamonds, and some are not.

    • whatangiedidnext August 23, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

      Many somes, it seems!

  5. Rae August 24, 2010 at 11:08 am #

    Haha! I laugh, because if i don’t i’d be crying… possibly out of relief that it’s not just me!

    I can sooooo relate to the hissing and gesticulating to leave room while baby falls asleep. That’s me at least several times a day with my darling *said with gritted teeth* 3 yr old.

    • whatangiedidnext August 24, 2010 at 10:14 pm #

      Motherhood has bonded me to my women friends in a way it never did before. And it brought me you. 🙂
      This shit is universal! We should be holding eachother and sobbing – not judging and one-upping.

      • mamabake November 4, 2010 at 5:17 pm #

        brilliance. i’m subscribing. are you an undercover rapper?

      • Angie aka The Little Mumma November 4, 2010 at 7:11 pm #

        Thank you!

        And yes, yes I am. Word to your…..mumma?

  6. Katy M November 4, 2010 at 6:19 pm #

    Thank god it’s not just me who has these days! Excellent post

    • Angie aka The Little Mumma November 4, 2010 at 7:10 pm #

      Thanks Katy. And no, definitely not just you!

  7. kris December 12, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    With no offense whatsoever intended?

    I started reading this post expecting to be bored . . . another mom with another list of reasons why being a mom is so hard and yet in the end so incredibly fulfilling.


    But then this . . .

    “3 year old wakes at 5am. Noted as first act of aggression”


    And the rest of the post kept getting better and better.

    I remember these days.

    So very very well.

    Love this post!

    • Angie aka The Little Mumma December 13, 2010 at 3:14 pm #


  8. CDG December 13, 2010 at 4:51 am #

    Hey! I had that day once.

    And I heard your voice. Really heard it in the telling.

    Clever and honest. Well done!

    (Kris sent me!)

    • Angie aka The Little Mumma December 13, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

      CDG – thank you! To be heard, really heard – that just feels good.

      Much gratitude for the public love.

  9. Carrie December 13, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    Kris was right, your post had me giggling and nodding! This is pretty much my every day lately. Also, being kicked in the tits, especially around *that* time, brings out the insta-bitch in my house.

    • Angie aka The Little Mumma December 13, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

      Thanks Carrie!

      And what is with the tit kicking? Not okay, little people, not okay!

  10. Nichole December 13, 2010 at 9:15 am #

    I’ve had days like that. Days when every single moment ticks by.
    Thank you for making me laugh, because when I’m knee-deep in it, I certainly can’t.
    Kris sure knows how to pick ’em. 🙂

    • Angie aka The Little Mumma December 13, 2010 at 2:48 pm #

      It’s nice to be picked!

      Thanks for reading, Nichole. I was hovering over your blog when I realised my 3yo was taping shut my 1yo’s eyes – so when I have a quiet moment (ha!), I’m heading back. I am preparing to be moved in all kinds of ways.

  11. Ayumi Shibuichi December 13, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    So funny! This is the first time for me to read your blog, but I love your blog. It’s so funny!

    Yes, I was wondering how the motherhood is before I became a mom. It’s the best explanation about raising a kid:-)

  12. Grace @ Arms Wide Open December 14, 2010 at 1:58 am #

    HA! love this. I can so relate.

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