Being a parent

It’s it’s time to get up now…

It’s are you up yet?

It’s will you get up NOW?

It’s packed lunches.

It’s dinner money.

It’s I need bus money!

It’s don’t forget to hand that letter in.

It’s have you seen my tie?

It’s I forgot to give you this letter.

It’s signing cheques.

It’s finding change.

It’s can my friend come round on Thursday?

It’s you’re going to be late for the bus.

It’s have you done your teeth?

It’s hurry up with your hair.

It’s walking to school.

It’s see you later, have a nice day.

It’s walking home from school.

It’s have you done your bun yet?

It’s ballet.

It’s have you seen my necker?

It’s Scouts.

It’s please be quiet.

It’s can you go to bed now.

It’s I can’t get to sleep.

It’s turn that TV off now.

It’s can you please go to sleep NOW?

It’s what are you still doing awake?

It’s the school football team.

It’s school choir.

It’s getting changed for dance in the car.

It’s dropping off.

It’s picking up.

It’s don’t forget to have a shower.

It’s have you fed the guinea pigs?

It’s it’s your turn to clean the guinea pigs.

It’s fussy eaters.

It’s where are your table manners?

It’s hurry up with your tea.

It’s no, you can’t have pudding yet.

It’s are you nicking biscuits?

It’s finish your drink.

It’s what have you been doing today?

It’s I don’t feel very well.

It’s tears.

It’s tantrums.

It’s shouting.

It’s anger.

It’s frustration.

It’s exhaustion.

It’s feeling overwhelmed.

It’s she’s banged her head.

It’s he hit me.

It’s stop fighting!

It’s will you be quiet?

It’s I’ve fallen down the stairs.

It’s have you got your football boots?

It’s cross the road carefully.

It’s you need to wear a coat.

It’s why have you taken your socks off?

It’s come and pick up this mess.

It’s you’ve watched enough telly.

It’s stop playing on the Xbox.

It’s stop watching YouTube videos.

It’s have you done your homework?

It’s go and practise your violin.

It’s why don’t you go outside?

It’s why don’t you read a book?

It’s stop reading that book.

It’s have you done your times tables?

It’s where are my shoes?

It’s I’ve forgotten my guitar.

It’s what’s for tea?

It’s I don’t like sweetcorn.

It’s wrapping presents.

It’s writing cards.

It’s tap dancing.

It’s cycling to dance lessons.

It’s being a taxi service.

It’s not enough time.

It’s being in two places at once.

It’s picking up clothes.

It’s tidying.

It’s cleaning.

It’s cooking.

It’s endless loads of washing.

It’s loading the dishwasher.

It’s I can’t find my gumshield!

It’s have you got your shinpads?

It’s standing on the touchline.

It’s getting cold.

It’s getting hot.

It’s getting wet.

It’s cheering on the team.

It’s football.

It’s rugby.

It’s being proud.

It’s having fun.

It’s good night.

It’s I love you.

It’s being a parent.

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Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Yes, yes, yes – you could have written that post as me! Just change violin for saxophone and football for athletics and miss out tap dancing!!

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    • Thanks! I suspected/ hoped a lot of people could relate 🙂

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  2. Haha!! Yes!!!! Fantastic list. I wonder if this just grows as they get older.

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    • Thanks very much! I think it does! I’m sure I have to repeat the going to bed and getting up messages a lot more than I used to!

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  3. Yup, think you’ve pretty much nailed it. 🙂

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    • Thanks very much! I just thought through our whole week and all the things that happen and I’ve certainly nailed it for our family.

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    • Glad it’s not just mine!

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  4. *Prints off list to use as a tick sheet*
    Absolutely LOVE this

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    • Thanks very much 🙂 I like to think it pretty much covers the experience of parenting school age kids.

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    • Thanks very much! I was quite inspired by the theme and once I started I couldn’t stop!

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  5. sounds similar to my house ,loved reading it I have 4 kids and can definatly relate to your list.

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    • Thanks very much, really appreciate that.

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    • It certainly is! Thanks very much, really appreciate that.
      I had a feeling it was a good post when I wrote it, but nice to hear people say they love it 🙂

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    • Thanks very much 🙂 x

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  6. Wow Sarah that’s quite a list, no rest for the wicked eh?! Fab post 🙂

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    • Thanks very much. There certainly is no rest for the wicked!

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  7. Have you been spying on me again?! Absolutely got it down to a tee. We would change it for the world thought would we? Ok, perhaps earlier to bed in the evening 😉 x

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    • Thanks very much. Well, earlier to bed and better behaviour at the table would do it for me! x

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  8. What a list! And as if we were so eager for them to being talking!!

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    • Thanks. Once they start, there’s no stopping them – apart from when they’re slumped in front of a screen you don’t want them slumped in front of!

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  9. *nods head in agreement*. Great post x

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    • Thanks very much 🙂 x

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  10. You rock!

    (Looks at her four and five year old kids, starts researching boarding schools and super nannies. Opens wine. Drops head in hands. I’m screwed)

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    • Thanks very much! You will be fine! They just present different challenges as they get older – no harder, but no easier!

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  11. Yep, yep and thrice yep! Great list, Sarah, all so true. Made me feel a bit hysterical reading it 😉

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    • Thanks very much. (And sorry!)

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  12. Thanks very much, I don’t think I missed a lot!

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  13. Brilliant! This is a true embodiment of The Never Ending List! Soooooo true. PS I feel exhausted just reading it, let alone living it myself (swap saxophone and violin for recorder, viola and piano).

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    • Thanks very much 🙂

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