Just hanging out

imageI guess from looking at my Facebook photos, people might look at my life and think “It must be so cool getting to hang out with your kids all day.”

Hanging out implies conversations that go like this:

“Hey, shall we grab some food?”

“Yeah, I’ll just grab my coat.”

“Cool, I’ll just nip to the loo.”


Conversations during my day go more like this:

“Hey, are you hungry?”


“Hey, what would you like to eat? It’s lunchtime.”


“I’m hungry. How about you? What do you fancy to eat today?”


“OK, but what else? Fishfingers? Shall I make some plain pasta with tuna, slightly warmed, on the side?”


“Ok, but you like that. Or how about sausages? A ham sandwich? What would you like?”

“Mummy, the baby has eaten a Lego.”


“No. But she stinks.”

“OK, I’ll just change her, then we can make some food.”

“I’d like an ice cream.”

“Maybe for pudding. Pass me the nappies please. Oh god, no.”

“What is it Mummy?”

“A big one. WHERE ARE THE WIPES? I put them right here. Can you grab me some from the kitchen, please?”

“I can see her bumcrack! Can I have an ice cream?”

“It’s on my arm.”

“Can I have an ice cream?”

“Stop kicking. Don’t touch it!”

“Can I have an ice cream? Please Mrs Bumcrack.”

“You said please, so yes.”

This isn’t hanging out.

  10 comments for “Just hanging out

  1. May 31, 2016 at 7:40 am

    I snickered like a kid when “Bumcracks” was mentioned. Can’t wait to have a conversation with my own child. Right now it’s just the odd “urrrgh” and “eh”.

    • May 31, 2016 at 8:13 am

      My two are obsessed with the word “bumcrack”. They have entire conversations about who has the biggest/longest/deepest bumcrack! Once the chatting starts, you’re in for a real treat! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for reading! xx

  2. May 31, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Ha! Perfect! My husband thinks we all just go, sit in a cafe and have milkshakes together. Pfffttt!!! #chucklemums

    • May 31, 2016 at 4:58 pm

      Yes and of course when we do sit in a cafe with them we don’t SIT still for long and it’s rarely relaxing! Always fun though…in a way…:-/

  3. May 31, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    They’re delightful aren’t they. Minus the word bumcrack which has not yet entered the toddler’s vocabulary, my days are startlingly similar!
    Thanks for linking to #chucklemums ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. June 1, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Hahaha, I love this. I think you would be an ideal candidate for my monologue series!! #chucklemums

    • June 1, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      I’d love a go at the monologue series! Life is one big inner monologue! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks of reading my post!

      • June 1, 2016 at 9:22 pm

        Do do do do do! You know you wanna! Any subject any time ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. June 1, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    “For” not “of” obviously. God, I can write! ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. June 1, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Ok I will have a go! xx

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