Monday, September 28, 2015

Go the f*%$ to bed, or I am going to get very cross

I wasn't the swearing parent. It's something I read on facebook (totally credible)... all fairness, the swearing and name calling was a bit over the top......

Um...yep. Mum's swearing again. I think she means it this time.

It really, really annoys me when people with no kids, pass judgement on the actions of those that do. Like they should be writing a book on the subject. I really hope their parenting experience is a good one. It's a shame they have to voice their opinion, on a subject they know nothing about, or understand. 

Secretly I hope they have three and they fight like cats and dogs, and are driven to tell them to shut the fuck up.

Kids know how to push all the right buttons, right when you're at your wits end. No only do they know how to push your buttons, but those of their siblings too, compounding the issue.

When you have taken in your last deep breath and one kid has just clobbered the other repeatedly, over the head, because she wanted the yellow texta, things can get out of hand. The relentless umpiring can wear you down and the 'f' words let rip. 

It would make Gordon Ramsay blush. Forget about, "That chicken is so fucking raw, it just got up and walked back to the fucking coup". It's, "These fucking children are driving me up the wall, my sanity just got up and walked our the fucking door".

So if swearing at your kids is against the law, I'm guilty. Lock me up and throw away the key.

In all truth, they do not always fight. It is bliss when they get along. It makes you forget they even fight at all. 

It would be ideal if they were best friends all the time. That situation would be ideal if it existed, and I'm sure it does, in the world of unicorn farts and dancing fairies.

In reality, bringing up kids is HARD, relentless work. Work you can be happy to have, if you can get it. Some don't, and some just don't want to. It's the way it happens.

I do believe it's important to talk about the fact that is not all rainbows and angels playing harps. It's not.

It's tears, frustration, brain piercing noise, and exhaustion. Not to forget the worry, spew, poo and wee. There's lots of that.

Best of all, there's cuddles, I love you's, kisses, hugs, laughter, silliness and proud mummy moments. 

Most of the time they just need cuddles, and to be listened to and loved. Some time there is swearing. Occassionally you get caught when that FFS in the parking lot is not really as 'under your breath' as you thought it was.


  1. It is a hard job, often with little reward but when the rewards do come - they are bigger and brighter than rainbows.

  2. Effing blogger just ate my effing comment because I wasn't effing signed in!
    Hang in there mumma, you've effing got this! Xx
    Ps i will pop by and recomment later when my puter is charged!

  3. Yep. Been there said that before. As much as I don't want to swear at her or say anything mean, it does come out when I'm totally and utterly exhausted and she's going nuts at me.

  4. Sorry this made me laugh! I totally understand the frustration! I have to say it only gets worse as they get older. Parenting is so much more work when they're older! (Sorry!) Anyway, no I have not sworn badly at my kids ever. But geez, I am a swearer when they're not around!

  5. Reading this took me back twenty years... I was guilty of the same, however I believe it gets easier the more I understand. I only wish I knew back then what I know now... it would have been a lot different. There again, I am the person I am today because of the learning along the way! More kisses and cuddles and focus on the love is exactly what everyone needs♥

  6. As the saying goes: there are plenty of perfect parents out there, they just haven't had kids yet.

    I've certainly sworn at my kids and I'm usually quiet and placid. As you say they just know how to push your buttons at times.

  7. Totally agree it isn't rainbows and I'm a total swearer! I'm trying really hard not but sometimes it is hard not to right?

  8. Even as a non-parent I can totally understand where you are coming from. I am Aunty to 5 nephews and 1 niece and may have uttered something similar under my breath while playing Aunty!

  9. I swear like a trooper! I do try not to swear too much in front of the kids, or at least disguise my words a bit... but seriously, we're only human!!

  10. I agree, some days are worse than others but when they all settle down for the evening my heart swells and I wonder how they could have ever been as crazy as I remembered all day! LOL.

  11. I love that you are keep it real Alicia, it's so bloody tough isn't it? My kids tell me off for swearing now. I hope you're having a fab day x

  12. We are only human. Wait until they are teenagers lol

  13. Oh so real ... sometimes shit hits the fan. I love that bit about unicorn farts, I think I am still 10 at heart. I hope the kids aren't creating too much chaos and that they have lots of hugs and I love yous for you to make it all better. It is amazing the 'other' words you can turn into swear words around kids ... I am big on sugar and bull and other variations ... but sometimes other things just slip out.

  14. Oh man some days are just fucked!! The whinging, fighting, tantrums... definitely not a 'world of unicorn farts and dancing fairies'!! LOL I'm really surprised my little boys first word wasn't a swear word...


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