Why it’s obvious I’m mummy to a toddler

Life with a toddler
Why it's obvious i'm mummy to a toddler by new mummy blog
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You’re out for a walk, walking the dog, at the shops, running in the park, and you see me. At first glance I might appear odd, weird, a bit strange, but then it twigs, I’m just the mummy of a toddler!

?It comes with the toddler territory that I lead a slightly odd, slightly weird life…

  1. I cheer and clap at EVERYTHING
  2. I have a stooped back… oh wait you’ve just noticed I’m holding a toddler’s hand
  3. I’m the one stood blocking the path?with a bemused look on my face…. waiting on the sat down screaming toddler to stop tantruming
  4. I point at everything and say what it is
  5. I count everything: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 apples
  6. I’m hiding behind a door/menu/tree peaking around it, stuffing?chocolate in my mouth
  7. I eat super quick, one minute it’s there the next it’s?not
  8. I cram?whole biscuits in my mouth at once
  9. You hear us before you see us…. “car”, “brummm brummm”, “biiiiiird”, “not that way!”, “Please don’t do that it’s breakable!”, “WHAAAAAAAAAAAAA”
  10. I’m walking in circles/random directions/straight for the duck pond across a muddy field, my pram is abandoned in the middle of the park,?then you see more and spot?a?toddler on reins with FREEDOM!


This same walk to the park also provided my #WickedWednesday post this week which I’ve linked with BrummyMummyOf2…. check it out here.

Lynne xx

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  • Reply
    Harrogate Mama
    April 5, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    That had made me laugh! I can also cram a whole biscuit in my mouth undetected, mostly!
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      April 6, 2016 at 9:47 am

      It does depend on the biscuit sometimes half is hidden behind my back 🙂

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    Annette, 3 Little Buttons
    April 5, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    ? yes…. that’s exactly it! Clapping, cheering, food stuffing mums that we are. Great post, this really made me smile.
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    April 5, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    So true. If my children are doing something they shouldn’t I do the counting to 3 thing. Not sure what happens when we get to 3!
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      April 6, 2016 at 9:43 am

      yes! Thanks for reading and commenting x

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    April 6, 2016 at 7:25 am

    “I cheer and clap at EVERYTHING” hahaha this is so me! Great post #BloggerClubUK

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      April 6, 2016 at 9:43 am

      It’s becomes a habit 🙂

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    WickedWednesdays - 6.4.16 - Park Toddler Tantrums - New Mummy Blog
    April 6, 2016 at 7:55 am

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    Mum in Brum
    April 6, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Haha, brilliant! And all so true. The other day we went to Nandos and I spent at least 20 minutes chasing Taylor around outside of the restaurant whilst everyone else was able to have a nice natter at the table. They are so funny at this age! #Bestandworst xx
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      April 6, 2016 at 9:42 am

      They really are cheeky monkeys aren’t they!

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    Mum in Brum
    April 6, 2016 at 8:44 am

    P.S – I’m pinning and stumbling this! xx
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      April 6, 2016 at 9:42 am

      ooooh thank you so much! 🙂 X

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    Elaine @ Entertaining Elliot
    April 6, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Oh yes I agree with lots of these!! Sometimes I’m driving and I say “ooh look theres a horsey!”…and realise I’m alone in the car, doh! #bestandworst

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    helen gandy
    April 6, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Lol, lol, lol! Oh yes I can definitely concur. Often I’m the Mum that’s legging it after my wayward toddler finding it hilarious that he’s taken a bid for freedom……thanks for linking up #bestandworst
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    Baby Isabella
    April 6, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Hahaha! This is genius! So true! My mummy has a running commentary on everything when we’re out and about! #BloggerClubUK
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    Lucy at occupation: (m)other
    April 7, 2016 at 6:23 am

    So true! I sing a lot too…sometimes I forget the toddler’s not with me and I need a sign at those moments. I also have a rucksack not a handbag now. I need to be able to RUN #coolmumclub

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    April 7, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Oh yes, you can always hear us before you see us 🙂 great post X #coolmumclub

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    This Mum's Life
    April 7, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Yes to all of them-especially clapping loudly and cheering (I’ve embarrassingly done this in purely adult company a lot more than I should’ve…!) and eating treats at full speed, and panicking if you hear toddler footsteps pattering your way, that you will be caught in the act, and subjected to a long period of whinging for biscuits as penance!!
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    Becky at PinksCharming
    April 7, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Ha ha so true, this really made me laugh, thanks for sharing on #bestandworst xx
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    April 7, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    This is so true and I’m recalling several trips out this week with my toddler on a little-life lead too…
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely x
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    Claire - Life, Love and Dirty Dishes
    April 8, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Very true and funny. It would be easier to take a puppy for a walk! #TheList

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      April 8, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      hahaha definitely! Even cleaning up dog poo is easier than toddler poo lol

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    Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    April 8, 2016 at 8:13 am

    As a fellow mother of a toddler, this is so true! Especially the counting everything and the running commentary – people must think I’m more than a bit crazy! #coolmumclub
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    Jaylan - Diapers at Dawn
    April 8, 2016 at 9:58 am

    This is so true! Where ever we go people end up knowing my childs name as I’m constantly saying it as he walks away from me without a care in the world. Hiding and eating is another one, my hubby brought ice cream the other night from the ice cream van and I made him wait outside until I took baby K upstairs to bed before he could come in …. the joys of parenthood! x #bloggerclubuk
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    lizzie ( firstooth )
    April 9, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    I’m the same. This kids make us look crazy! I talk in funny accents and exaggerate everything I do or say to keep them entertained. I say their names far too often in public too, usually through gritted teeth…
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    Silly Mummy
    April 10, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Haha – brilliant! This is all so true! I’m mummy to two toddlers so I spend all my time looking REALLY crazy! I’m not walking in circles – I’m walking in two directions at once! #picknmix
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    Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    April 11, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    The whole biscuit cramming is essential – otherwise they will spot your biscuit & eat it themselves or want their own one. I find myself talking in a different sort of way & try not to do it to adults. lol Thanks so much for joining us at #bloggerclubuk
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    Pink Pear Bear
    April 11, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Yep! Sounds very familiar! The hunch back is a very real problem, my spine is ruined after years of first buggy and then hand holding. You forgot the pile of discarded clothing over one arm! 🙂 Thanks for linking up with us! #bigpinklink
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    Fran Back With A Bump
    April 12, 2016 at 5:57 am

    Brilliant and so true. I’ve watched back videos of when my biggest one was little and I sound such a moron on them!! #thebabyformula
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    April 12, 2016 at 6:50 am

    Ha loved this! I do all of these!! Especially cheering and clapping at EVERYTHING. And I mean everything. I look like some sort of over excited football fan. #thebabyformula
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    Robina - babylists.co.uk
    April 12, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Love this! It’s so true. Went out for dinner last night and ate everything in about 30 seconds while most hadn’t even begun!! #thebabyformula

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    Petite Pudding
    April 12, 2016 at 7:17 am

    I spend so much time with a bemused look on my face staring at a screaming child that people in my local town must think I am a little nutty! Such a true post 🙂 #thebabyformula

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    Fi - Beauty Baby and Me
    April 12, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Ha ha this is fab – its like a glimpse into all we’ve got to come! xx #TheBabyFormula

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    April 12, 2016 at 9:00 am

    haha thats brilliant. Those signs are a dead give away.

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    April 12, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Yep, this is me. Especially the cheer and clap at everything. I even do it to my husband now without meaning to. Like when he walks in from work – cue hysterical clapping and cheering “yaaaaay Daddy is home” 🙂 #thebabyformula
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    Mummy Pat
    April 12, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    How much do these ring true? Ha ha! Great post.

    It’s an interesting fitness regime too. Pushing the buggy round and chasing the toddler helped me lose about half a stone and I ended up with muscles on my toddler-carrying arm about twice the size.

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    Cheryl @ ReimerandRuby
    April 12, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    So true! I can totally relate to the you hear us before you see us kind of thing… most of the time, I have to scream while walking on the road to tell kids off, lol. A lot of things we do that seems odd and weird when we got a toddler, don’t we?! Anyway, your new theme looks really lovely, I love it! #TheBabyFormula
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    April 13, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Haha thats soooo cute! I am the mummy to a 9 week old so this is all to come! I can totaally agree with the eating fast! xx
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    April 13, 2016 at 9:30 am

    I went out for lunch with my sister the other day, minus toddler, one minute my lunch was there, the next it was gone. Not being the mother to a toddler she didn’t realise it as just a basic survival instinct!! Turns out I’m so used to eating super fast I now no longer savour food. Fab post #TheBabyFormula
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    A Cornish Mum
    April 14, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Oh I remember these days well even though my boys are 10 and almost 12! My eldest always chose a puddle to sit in if he was going to refuse to walk….

    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x
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    mummy and monkeys
    April 14, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    Yes to all of these, Im always chasing after Ava now. i eet up with friends with older kids, they get to sit and chat and I never do. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix

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      April 15, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      I know exactly what you mean!

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    Morgan Prince
    July 8, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Hehe, this made me remember the toddler days. Good luck hun. xx

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