The Mummy Quiz. I first saw this on Cafe Bebe‘s lovely blog and then yesterday saw that one of my favourite bloggers Not Even a Bag of Sugar had also joined in, so I’m partaking too It also links in to this weeks Britmums blog prompt, so I’m linking to there too.
So, to the quiz:
1. Before my child can fall asleep I have to…..
Give her some boobie. Littlebit usually falls asleep whilst feeding. We snuggle tight, she takes what she wants and then falls into a peaceful sleep. She doesn’t even murmur when I put her into her cot and usually sleeps a good 12 hours and wakes up happily in her own room.
I must admit that I am slightly nervous about what we will replace this bedtime routine with when she eventually gives up the boobie.
2. One thing I do that makes my child laugh is…..
Littlebit isn’t much of a giggler. This makes me a little sad, but to make up for it she pretty much always has a smile on her face. What does always make her giggle though is a good old game of peeka boo, or just boo even. The video below is dear hubby playing with her in her Bright Starts Around We Go.
3. One thing my child does that makes me laugh is…..
Laugh. When she laughs she just has me in bits. It’s such a hilarious little laugh she has, as you will have seen in the video above.
There are so many other things too. The defiant face she gives me when I tell her no, I find it so hard not to laugh at that. How she throws a toy over her shoulder when she’s done with it… So many things.
4. I’m more lenient than I thought I would be about…..
Not a lot actually. She is a particularly well behaved little girl at the moment, so I don’t often need to be lenient. But I do now have a much better understanding when children are shouting or being noisy in places where you’d rather them be quiet. There was a time, pre Littlebit, that if we were out for dinner and a child was being consistently noisy and it seemed like the parent wasn’t doing enough to stop them it would really irritate me. I now understand that sometimes they are just going to be noisy, no matter what you do, and actually sometimes the more you try to quiet them the louder they get.
I think I’m quite laid back when it comes to a fair amount of stuff. I let her wander and explore, as long as I know where she is. She is allowed the run of the living and dining room so I guess I’m lenient with that. I don’t believe in containing her unless there are dangers about. I didn’t think I’d be as laid back with that kind of stuff.
5. One of the most ridiculous things I’ve said as a parent is…..
I’ve found this one really hard. I’m sure I have said lots of ridiculous things but I really don’t know what. Maybe some of you who know me can point out something stupidly ridiculous I said in the comments section. Cop out I know.
6. The best rule in our house is…
To be yourself. Even if being yourself isn’t always easy on others, being yourself all the time is the best way to be. The greatest success is being yourself.
7. Sometimes I wish I could snap my fingers and make my child…
Not have been premature.
Mostly her prematurity has not caused her any lasting problems (apart from her eyes, which I’ve blogged about recently), and actually we met some amazing people through her being a preemie who otherwise we wouldn’t have met. So we have a lot to be thankful for because of it. But, she may always be that little bit smaller than other children her age and we may always have those questions and comments that we get, like “she’s so small”, “oh, isn’t she dainty” and sometimes I just wish she’d been born at term.
So, there we have it. Cafe Bebe’s “Mummy Quiz”! If you’d like to take part and share your Mummy responses, please feel free and don’t forget to tag me and Cafe Bebe to make sure we see it