The morning after – Wicked Wednesday 15 June 2016

I haven’t linked up with BrummyMummyof2 for Wicked Wednesday in a while – but this photo was a definite.

We’d been to friends to watch the first England game of Euro 2016.   The grown ups drank a lot (Kenny’s cocktails being the major issue) and we all got home at midnight – including the 4 and 5 year olds. #badparents

The next morning it’s safe to say everyone was a bit ‘tired and emotional’ – well, apart from my husband who’d moved to coffee rather than booze mid evening – he was fine (just unbearably smug) – but he made me breakfast in bed, so is excused his smugness.

Anyway – ‘Elsa’ couldn’t find her crown (it had been left at the friends’ house along with all manner of wet clothes following a bouncy castle / rain / washing up liquid incident) so we had a full on meltdown which lead to her falling asleep on the rug in the hall.


To be honest I think quite a lot of people who watched England the night before felt similar…….



Jamie Oliver’s strops – Wicked Wednesday 20 January 2016

Let’s all go to Jamie Oliver’s for dinner (one of his Italian restaurants, not just popping round to see him, Jools and the kids – clearly!) we’ll have a lovely family meal out.

So the 4 year old declares ‘I’m not eating dead chicken anymore’ and puts herself under the table with her iPad.

Strop - Jamie Olivers 1


Then, for some reason,  the 5 year old decides to show everyone her knickers:

Strop - Jamie Olivers 2

These photos are my entry this week for Wicked Wednesday over on BrummyMummyof2’s blog – do go over there and see other photos of real family life:


Strop at the Mop – Wicked Wednesday 7 October 2015

‘The Mop’ is a quite sh*t fair that comes to our village on the first Wednesday in October every year.

Most kids of the village love it, most parents see it as extortion (even more so because they charge us 50p more a ride out in ‘the country’ than they do 4 miles down the road in the Birmingham suburbs).

Whilst this strop was because we were going to go on the big wheel before the bouncy slide, it was pretty much how I felt too……….. 

This is my entry for this week’s Wicked Wednesday over on Brummy Mummy of 2’s blog


Shopping stropping – Wicked Wednesday 30 September 2015

It’s been a while since my last Wicked Wednesday post due to being hugely busy with a charity ball (more to post about that soon) – not because the kids haven’t been stroppy and the house hasn’t been a state though!

Today the 3 year old and I went shopping – well, she went stropping. This was because I wouldn’t leave her in the car on her own (I’m not Rachel Stevens #controversial) to watch Stuart Little for the 2 millionth time and insisted she came with me to the dry cleaners and the Post Office.

Barnt Green strop

I tried the reasoning, the old people walking by tried to encourage her (I smiled through gritted teeth) and then I just went for all out bribery of a milkshake and cake in the coffee shop if she walked.  She was then all sweetness and light ‘I won’t be stroppy now Mummy’.  It’s a good job she’s cute…………….

Do pop across and see other people’s post of stroppy kids and domestic woes!!


Walt Disney World stroppage – Wicked Wednesday 19 August 2015

As many of you know, my littlest girl is the queen of strops!!

We have been to Walt Disney World in Florida – the most ‘fun’ place on Earth – but that doesn’t stop the strops!

Full on melt down outside ‘It’s a Small World’ – and that was before hearing the annoying song:

Refusing to look at Anna and Elsa that we’d waited over an hour to meet:

Adopting the ‘I’m so bored pose’ in the Fairytale Castle:

But she did look very cute having poked Donald on the bum!!!!

This is my entry for this week’s #wickedwednesdays over on Brummy Mummy of 2’s blog