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The More The Shoutier

Before I was a Mum to not one but two children, I was not a shouty Mum. In fact I will go as far to say I don’t think I ever had reason to shout! Oh actually tell a lie. I did shout the time Little S managed to slip out of daddy’s hand and run right in front of a car!! But that was out of pure terror so justified right?

As a qualified nursery practitioner by trade I have had to learn patience. Working with other peoples children for a good 10 hours a day is not easy I’ll have you know! Parenting was set to be a walk in the park. I even wrote about the truth about a second child only 6ish months ago. Mannnn I was smashing this parenting two children!

Fast forward a few months and all I seem to do is shout. The more the shoutier! That’s my life motto right now.

This is not the Mum I want to be. Nor is it how I pictured the last few months of maternity leave.

But life just feels so regimented. Consumed by timings! There is always somewhere to be or something that needs doing.

Two children means there is twice the juggling. Twice the brain activity. Twice the remembering and twice the organisation!

It’s exhausting stuff and I feel like an idiot saying it. I see parents of more than two children who just have their s**t together!

But now that Baby L is on the move I feel like were back in those first few months. The months where Little S struggled to adjust to having a new baby. When she used acting out as a way to gain our attention. And the thought of leaving the house with the two of them filled me with dread!

Thats not how I want each day to be. I don’t want to be that shouty Mum.

So for now I’m going to find ways to relax, spend some time on myself and remember that this too shall pass!

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Because being a parent to these two amazing girls is by far my favourite thing!


  • EssexKate

    July 6, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Oh my goodness I shout so much, but it’s nothing to do with having 2 children. My eldest winds me up so much and doesn’t listen to me. My youngest I shout at far less, although now she is getting big enough to know what she isn’t meant to do I find myself shouting more. I hate it, but can’t seem to stop.

  • Emma

    July 6, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Tell me about it! Now Benjamin is on the move I swear things have gotten so much harder with the three of them. It’s exhausting this parenting thing, a little shout here and there is inevitable! x

  • Sophie Durrans

    July 6, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    I only have one at the moment, but she’s just getting to the stage where she’s pushing boundaries to see what she can get away with doing, so there have been a few raised voices recently.

  • Anna Miller

    July 7, 2017 at 7:18 am

    I came to realise recently that time out for adults is so important. Being with children all day is such hard work and sometimes popping out for an hour at the weekend alone to have a coffee makes all the difference. I occasionally get to the point where I need a day away but I have come to realise that feeling like this is ok!

  • Mummy Cat

    July 7, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    All i do is shout too, I feel like its not my temper but more of that I like things done now not twenty minutes later.. i think the other we get the more we shout.


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