Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Parenting highlights. Our youngest child.

A holiday to France with a 2 year old who yelled 'Mum' all the time but it sounded like he was saying 'Merde' the French for shit.

The eldest then aged 14 who was tasked with looking after the same child mentioned above aged 3, who ran away and ended up involving the police who shut the park down in Abergavenny at the Mr Blobby family fun day, finally locating said child looking for coins behind the slot machines.

The time when the same child also in France got his head wedged in a bench aged 4 and with his speech impediment sound like he was saying 'I'm a duck' instead of 'I'm stuck' and we ignored his cries for help saying 'there's nice' and 'quack quack'

Again, the same child, aged 5, and in France again who called me a 'crap mummy' all day because I said no to buying a fire truck as there was no room in the car and I refused to leave his older brother behind as he suggested.

The same trip when I said no to an ice cream and he ran off, leaving us frantically searching for him for almost an hour, till one of his brothers found him hiding under the ice cream sign.

Then aged 7 sparking a full search on Perranporth beach with BBC seaside rescue filming our frantic moments locating him, who then said they wouldn't be using the material they shot as I wasn't upset enough.

The eldest again then aged 18 taking said child above, aged 8, to the toilets in San Francisco, arguing with him over washing his hands and then found 30 minutes later strolling across the Golden Gate Bridge on his own.

We have parented 5 children together over the past 20 years. Said child above is the youngest of the 5. He turns 20 next week.


11 comments:

  1. goes by in a heartbeat doesn't it? sounds like he gave you a few scares over the years #triumphanttales

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    1. oh he certainly has, there's far more to add and there are 5 kids in total

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  2. Wow sounds like he's given you a few adventures! :-) #TriumphantTales

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  3. Sounds like you have had some wonderful adventures, enjoy every minute, before you know it your children have grown and flown#stayclassymama@_karendennis

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    1. Oh my children have long flown the nest now

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  4. Love this. They are all so individual, no matter how many there are ... they are their own selves. Thanks for joining the #ItsOK Linky.

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    1. 5 kids was probably 5 too many when they were all behaving like this lol

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  5. Oh my goodness, some real howlers here. I hope you can see the funny side of these now. Our week has been a nightmare with the kids home for the Easter holidays but I'm sure I'll miss these days when they are teens! Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

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  6. Crikey - it sounds like he's given you your fair share of scares over the years! Is he a bit better now he's 20?? :) Thank you for sharing this with #TriumphantTales. Do come back next week!

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