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THIS week I’m grateful for:

  • Marrying Daddy: Princess Ella was particularly upset on Wednesday, because she “wanted to marry her daddy’’. “I don’t want to marry anyone else,’’ she said, with real tears streaming down her cheeks. Over the past few months she’s been keen on marrying the boy she goes to childcare with. The reality of being locked into a loveless marriage for the rest of her life had obviously sunk in. I tried to explain that we don’t marry our daddies (no, Tassie jokes, OK!) and that it would be a long time before she’d have to worry about that anyway. After more tears and more “but I just want to marry Daddy. Please?’’, I’m grateful The Bloke in The Shed stepped in and agreed to marry her. Ah, to be that innocent again.
  • Parenting Line: I didn’t post earlier today. Did you notice? You see, there was a bit of an incident last night that I have been scolding myself over. Li’l Holly was in her cot, waving her dummy at me, while I tried to get her white noise CD playing. I couldn’t get it to work with my toe, like usual. The next thing: THUD. Then loud, piercing screams. When I turned around, to my horror, she’d fallen out of her cot and hit the floor hard. The rest of my night was spent having to wake her regularly to check she was OK. I’m ever so grateful she is and that the Parenting Line was there to reassure me. However, I’m also upset with myself that I would do something so stupid as to leave the cot side down and turn my back. Just when you think you’ve done an incredible job of keeping your children safe, a split second can change everything. There’s (some) comfort in knowing I’m not alone. But still…
  • B1 and B2: In happier news, thanks to the Bananas in Pyjamas, there’s been much hilarity in our house this week. Out of the blue the other night, Ella asks: “Do you know what I’m thinking, B1?’’. I responded with: “No, I don’t , darling’’ and was promptly told that wasn’t the right answer. I tried again. “Yes, I think I do, B2’’. It’s at this point we have to try and see if we’re thinking the same thing. The combinations have been absolutely ridiculous. Apart from the time we were both thinking about chocolate.

I’m joining with Maxabella Loves to share what I’m grateful for.

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30 Responses to Grateful for marrying daddy

  1. Leanne says:

    Oh the ups and downs of parenting & emotional toddlers. Some good things to be grateful for and I’m glad the cot incident ended well (after a sleepless night). Yay for the parenting line.
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  2. Maxabella says:

    Don’t beat yourself up, hon. They do a good enough job of that for us!! You know what I’m saying, B1? x

  3. Oh Li’l Holly, you little monkey! Honestly Kel, it has happened to everyone. Say a little thank-you prayer and stop beating yourself up over it.
    It’s nice that she’s so close to her daddy 🙂

    • Kel says:

      Thanks Krystyna. Trying not to beat myself up about it now. So very grateful though.
      Hehe!! Yes, she’s definitely daddy’s girl, that’s for sure! 🙂

  4. Caz says:

    You simple don’t get to be a good parent without having few of those horrible heart freezing moments. I can still CLEARLY hear the sound of big pink taking a big fall due to my lack of attention. Horrible. Horrible Horrible – but also human. Glad it all okay 🙂
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    • Kel says:

      I think you’re spot on when you say we’re only “human”, Caz. I keep trying to remind myself of that. So glad both our incidence worked out for the best. x

  5. Love “marrying daddy”. My Hannah was in tears earlier this year because she “has to grow up and leave home and get married…. to a boy!!” I tried to explain to her that she didn’t have to get married, but she didn’t believe me!
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    • Kel says:

      Hehe!! Funny how their little imaginations work. It must seem such a scary prospect at that age to have to leave the safety of mum and dad to go live with some strange boy somewhere else!! 🙂

  6. Big hugs for the fall- I think we have all been there… Love the marrying daddy. My 6yo has no intention of gettinh married simply because she wants to live with us “forever”.
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    • Kel says:

      Ooh, good luck with that, Deb. Hehe! To be honest, the fact some kids are still living with their parents at age 30 and beyond, it’s probably not out of the question!! 😉

  7. Someone once said to me parenting is 50% good luck and I think that rings pretty true. My newborn got tipped out of the pram by my toddler while I grabbed a nappy bag, all was OK and I’m still feeling grateful for that one.
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    • Kel says:

      Oh, definitely something to be grateful for, Kirsty. I’m still counting my blessings. And love the line about “parenting is 50% good luck”. I think that person was spot on! x

  8. sarah says:

    I, too, am grateful for the parenting line. so glad your little one is ok, you will be, too.
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    • Kel says:

      Can only imagine what our grandparents did before the Parenting Line existed, Sarah. Those people on the other end of the line are worth their weight in gold!
      PS. Tried to comment on your post, but Blogger wouldn’t let me. 🙁 Just wanted to say I so related to your post. With a one-year-old birthday last month and four-year-old birthday this month, I’m soaking up every precious moment. xx

  9. Felicity says:

    A lot to be grateful here for sure.
    You’ve made me consider what would happen if I were to play the B1 B2 game with the teens in our house – not sure it’s a game you really want to do past the age of…..let’s say 10.

    Soak in these ‘wonder’ years, they are truly precious.

    Happy weekend,
    Felicity x
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  10. Jodi Gibson says:

    That is so sweet and a precious moment to remember. x
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  11. Mary Preston says:

    Things happen!! It’s part of being a parent. It’s what you do after, that makes you a good parent.

  12. Lisa Wood says:

    So glad to hear that Holly is ok. It really only takes a moment! And you are so not alone…our youngest has a really good guardian angel..he has doine so much that I have shivers down my spine…did you get to see the blog post where I shared how much our little one has done over his life time (and his only 6!!)

    Kids move so quick, and lucky they are able to fall and be ok (not that I am saying let them bounce all of the time!!) I think that us Mums remember the fall for longer then our babies 🙂

    Take care, and give her heaps of hugs/kisses xx

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    • Kel says:

      Ooh, will have to seek that one out, Lisa. Thanks.
      And you’re so right. I don’t think Holly would even remember it happened. I’m trying my hardest to forget too. x

  13. Oh poor Princess Holly i hope shes ok.. we have nurse on call here its a lifesaver when the kids hurt themselves..

    Princess Ella wanting to marry Daddy made me laugh..Miss M wanted to marry Boy Blue when she was 5.. couldnt understand why that wasnt ok.. dont think shed be too keen now though lol !!!
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    • Kel says:

      She bounced back pretty quickly, Sarah. As most kids do! Thank goodness….
      Yes, can imagine Ella will have much the same reaction about marrying her dad when she gets a few years older!! LOL! 🙂

  14. How sweet to marry daddy. That type of conversation hasn’t come up input place yet, but I condo see the bananas one coming up sometime. We mimic while the show is on so it’s only a step away. And I know the horror of a falling bub. My 8 month old is fully mobile now but about a week ago, I thought I could still leave her on the bed. I turned my back for a moment and thud. Oh, I was so worried! Not repeating that again!
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    • Kel says:

      Oh, Veronica. I feel your pain. It’s the most stomach churning feeling. They develop and grow so quickly, we forget what they’re capable of, I think! So glad to hear she’s OK though. x

  15. Oh, so cute and adorable little baby. She is a princess!!! God bless!

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