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LynetteScavo · 26/08/2011 18:15

You nearly have a heart attack paying for their new school uniform, then struggle to carry it all home.

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Hassled · 26/08/2011 18:16

I have so many children I've forgotten who's who. DS3 is often called by the cat's name. I figure I only have to start worrying when he answers to the cat's name.

fruitshootsandheaves · 26/08/2011 18:16

You drive away with a car full and realise there's one still standing on the drive Blush

MedusaIsHavingABadHairDay · 26/08/2011 18:33

Three of them have gone to the Reading festival and the house is too quiet, too tidy and you can't imagine how anyone can find one child hard work!

I have never been alone with just one before and it's just really weird for me!!!!!

Chummybud1 · 26/08/2011 19:49

When your house is as chaotic as mine,

queenmaeve · 26/08/2011 19:56
mumatron · 26/08/2011 20:00

queenmaeve that blog post is lovely. you have beautiful dc.

queenmaeve · 26/08/2011 20:05

thanks mumatron Smile Send your dp round here for an afternoon and it will soon put him off!

mumatron · 26/08/2011 20:10

i think it would only encourage him!

picnicbasketcase · 26/08/2011 20:14

Erm... They just fall out rather than giving birth to them?

queenmaeve · 26/08/2011 20:17

Grin at picnicbasket!

queenmaeve · 26/08/2011 21:53

Hassled, I used to laugh at my mum saying a load of names before she got the right one, now Im as bad Blush

deemented · 26/08/2011 21:54

Oh i do that too!! Blush

NickNacks · 26/08/2011 22:24

queenmaeve I've just got hugely distracted and spent two hours looking at your blog!

I have a scaled down version of your brood...with the little girl to tie things up. :) Always wanted lots of boys you lucky lady!

PacificDogwood · 26/08/2011 22:30

You know you've had too many children:

-when you shout out random names and the child you mean responds
-your car is bigger than the local school bus (well, almost)
-you go through 24 pts of milk/wk - at least
-nobody is saying to you 'when are you having another one?' anymore Grin
-the futility room contains more pairs of shoes than the local Clarks shop
-you have run out of hands
-you have run out of gin
-your older children are desperate for a bit of mummy attention BlushSad
-your washing machine is about to go to the European Court to sue you for inhumane treatment

Smellslikecatpee · 26/08/2011 22:33

I'm one of 8, sometimes Ma could forget why she was yelling at you by the time she got to the right name Grin

queenmaeve · 26/08/2011 22:47

nicknacks feel free to look away!

Loshad · 26/08/2011 22:50

when you mainly addres them by their ranking in the family (ie ds1,2 etc ) as opposed to their name, and they don't turn a hair Blush

madhattershouse · 26/08/2011 22:51

Grin @pacific

But I do still have some Wine!

Fuctifano · 26/08/2011 23:08

Junior Dr's are introduced to you as "a frequent flier" so have a feel of an experienced fundus...
Loshad, with you on chronological order, never thought it was odd, other people (with 2DCs) do.
The school uniform stockist says how sweet you are are picking stuff up for friends.
The staff in Clarkes wince and don't try to flog you gym shoes.
The teachers at the primary school mix their names up as badly as you do.
Clean socks make their way to feet via the clothes horse, tumble drier or sock box but never drawers.

CardyMow · 27/08/2011 00:47

With you on the socks there Fuctifano. (love the name btw). I raise you the same with underwear. Blush.

  • If you consider it a miracle to be up and out of the house within an hour and a half.

  • If you have taken to buying different colour socks for the same-sex dc so they don't get mixed up. And also different styles of underwear (i.e. pants for one, boxers for another).

  • If you just call 'boys' and 'girls' down to dinner. Blush.

  • In the summer holidays you find your house has turned into the neighbourhood childcare facility, with what seems like every child in the world between the ages of 5 and 15 in your house eating all your food...

  • If your handbag always cotains at least one stone, a used baby wipe, a hairband or 3, a dummy, an odd sock, and some random grotty sticky stuff that you couldn't identify if you wanted to that has seemingly covered everything else in your bag.
Chummybud1 · 27/08/2011 08:41

When your kids friends are round you just think it's another one of your own.

electra · 27/08/2011 08:46

You're driving along and suddenly realise you're not sure which of your children are in the car.

FellatioNelson · 27/08/2011 08:47

You are still dripping bath water 20 minutes after getting out of the bath.

FellatioNelson · 27/08/2011 08:48

And I don't mean because you haven't had the time to get dry. Wink

ragged · 27/08/2011 09:03

I have done that driving thing, Electra Blush. Loads

You've forgotten what it ever meant to have parenting ideals.
The kids call you by the wrong name, too.
You no longer have any faith in your parenting ability, because 2 of them turned out lovely, one is iffy and one is a little horror -- and you have no idea what you did different with any of them.

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