If Carlsberg Did Children!
So we are now ten days into the Christmas holidays and we are surviving it pretty well! The excitement leading up to Christmas day means it was pretty easy to keep the boys amused but now that the festivities are over things are likely to get a little more challenging!
Any mum of boys like mine knows that you need to keep your boys constantly entertained. If one is on the Xbox, one is on their Kindle and one is playing a game on my phone, I have my hands free to catch my toddler before he throws the second toothbrush of the day down the toilet. (See my 10 mischievous things my toddler has done if you don’t believe me what a pickle he can be!)However, as useful as these electronics are, their help with babysitting is only short lived if you are doing all the things with your kids that make you a good mum.
So, when I finally put my foot down and tell my eldest to lay his final block on Minecraft, tell my six year old to stop playing DragonVale on his Kindle and tell my four year old to stop listening to ‘Shoot the runner’ by Kasabian (his dad is to blame for that one!) on my phone, things generally turn to chaos.
Not today though! When my six year old ‘accidently’ pushed into his eight year old brother, he did the unthinkable and actually apologised without being prompted. Then, instead of lashing out to get his own back, my eight year old replied ‘that’s ok’ and carried on playing with him. When it was time to end our PJ morning and go food shopping, my four year old switched off his song the minute he was asked and dressed himself as I nearly fainted with shock. Last night they all had a sleepover in big bro’s bedroom and they actually all went to sleep after giggling and chatting until 10.30pm. There was no arguing, no play fighting and no threats to be sent to their own bedrooms if they didn’t calm down. In the words of my husband when he got home from work tonight, if Carlsberg did children then this was it!
I would be forgiven for thinking that my children had been taken over by angelic little aliens overnight if it weren’t for the fact that my six year old pushed open the emergency exit in Sainsbury’s this afternoon causing a very loud alarm to sound and my eight year old to run to me shouting that his brother had done it causing all the other shoppers to turn to me in horror! But instead of crying over how my little idyllic episode of parenthood had abruptly ended, I smiled and felt happy that the mischievousness was still there. If Carlsberg did do children I would put their crazy antics into the ingredients any day!