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Screw Ups with Two Kids!

having two kids

I must admit I do like to post nice pictures on social media. Cuddles between my two girls and some cute selfies. Or just some serious babyspam!! I don’t hide the crap but we get our fair share. Life with two kids hasn’t been as bad as I expected so far but I definitely don’t have rose tinted glasses about things changing, as life never stays the same for long with kids.

Piglet so far is pretty chilled. She’s feeding and sleeping well, cries when cold and yells when hungry. When you have your second, you often wonder what all the fuss was about when you had your first! The hard work is your toddler. The gremlin has been extremely accepting of her younger sis but we have had some difficult behaviour; mainly not listening and giddiness. I’ve been rejected a little but this has soon been rectified with some one on one time.


I think second time around you do cope better; the tiredness is less of a shock to the system, breastfeeding is easier and so is your ability to cope with crying. However, your ability to do stupid things when tired, to your newborn, your first born and in general are still just as likely!

Screw Ups With Two Kids

I’m hoping social services won’t get called for this one! The majority of screw ups have been to my second born:

  • Piglet was born with really long nails. I went to trim them and yes cut her finger. Thank god she was feeding and only yelped (a bit).
  • Whilst pushing the gremlin on the swing, I forgot to put the break on the pram and Piglet started rolling…..down a small hill.
  • I dropped my phone on Piglet’s head. Don’t really need to say much more.
  • The worst one. With the gremlin I never really took her out of the car without bringing the entire car seat. Hubby lifted Piglet out for a feed but not the seat. I put her back in the seat and didn’t realise we needed to redo the seat belt. So we drove home from Tesco without strapping her in. OMFG!

My poor first born has not escaped. Whilst at the park, I took my eyes off her on the big-girl swing to check Piglet and she fell off. She also fell off a stage in a garden centre when I was posing for a photo next to a giant mechanical snow man (truth – see picture below).


My husband also found the milk in the cereal cupboard the other day. I don’t even eat cereal for breakfast or have milk for that matter!

Written down the above looks pretty bad. Poor Piglet. I’m so glad I’m her sole source of nourishment so she can’t run away and leave me for my gross mother incompetencies.

Being dizzy, being tired and just being a Mother or 2 I’m sure is to blame for a lot of the above. You would think I had learnt a lot of how to parent with the gremlin but it is amazing what you forget.


I’ve learnt a few more lessons. You are certainly not a smug, know it all second time around! I don’t beat myself up though. We are all happy. I may have made my daughter really cry from an iPhone battering but hey she is fine.

Sorry daughters! I will try harder. Oops.



  1. October 14, 2016 / 7:34 am

    Haha this is brilliant im guilty of most esp the nail clipping i did that yesterday he didnt even cry for long and i didnt realise it had cut him till i saw blood whoops …and the bad mother award goes to:)

  2. October 14, 2016 / 9:35 am

    I’m guilty of phone dropping too, I felt awful!


  3. October 14, 2016 / 9:36 am

    I was chuckling and nodding along reading as I’ve done some of those things myself and all of mine are still alive so I take that as a win ! #WotW

  4. Rach
    October 14, 2016 / 9:39 am

    Loved this post. I don’t think you have anything to feel bad about! I doth my cap to you! #thatfridaylinky

  5. October 14, 2016 / 10:10 am

    Made me giggle. I also remember trying to trim my daughter’s nails when she was a baby and actually drawing blood and I’ve never heard a baby howl that much. Can’t blame her 😉 Loving the photos #wotw

  6. October 14, 2016 / 10:13 am

    I don’t think you are guilty of anything that most parents have done at some time, me included. Piglet is absolutely beautiful though, and I’m pretty sure she won’t remember anything.

  7. tracey at Mummyshire
    October 14, 2016 / 11:28 am

    I think I was nodding and giggling at most of these. And it’s such a first world problem to be dropping iphones on our children’s heads! Yes, having a second certainly doesn’t make you smug!

  8. Mrs C
    October 14, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    for being so honest!! I’m kinda done with so much ‘perfection’ being plastered on social media. Thanks for being so real m’dear and making us mamas feeling a bit better for not always getting it right! Big love xx

  9. Mrs C
    October 14, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    for being so honest!! I’m kinda done with so much ‘perfection’ being plastered on social media. Thanks for being so real m’dear and making us mamas feeling a bit better for not always getting it right! Big love xx

  10. October 14, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    Oh, these all seem fairly standard! Sounds like you’re doing brilliantly and your girls are getting on well together x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  11. October 14, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    Haha I have done all of these things! I forgot to strap Harry in once and I felt AWFUL!! It’s so easily done though isn’t it! As for dropping your phone on her head, yep….more than once! I also went through a stage after I had harry where I forgot he even existed! I would go into the house and leave him in the car, completely unaware I had forgotten to bring in a baby!! #thatfridaylinky

  12. October 14, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    hehehe! I think we have all done things like this.
    My girls still won’t let me cut their nails because I cut their fingers once….lol
    Having two takes some getting used too….Good luck x

  13. October 14, 2016 / 7:35 pm

    LOL yes I am guilty of several of these, just the other day we drove home and Elarna slightly undid the car door, mortifying, we didn’t even realise she could reach the handle!! Obvs the child lock is now on, oops! Love this post hehe. #ThatFridayLinky

  14. October 15, 2016 / 7:48 am

    Haha think we have all been there with most if not all of those, I definitely dropped my phone on LM. The forgetting to do up the car seat is awful when you realise but as my parents like to remind me I was dumped on the back seat in a moses basket when I was a baby! Still forgetting once makes you far less likely to forget again! Xxx

  15. Lex
    October 15, 2016 / 11:34 am

    Being pregnant with baby number 2 this post definitely resonates well with me. Gives me a small taster of what to come and reminder that we are all human and not perfect. I know what you mean about the whole ‘why you fussed so much with baby #1’. Already feel so chilled and relaxed about pregnancy with #2. It’s my 21 month old that keeps me on my toes haha! #ThatFridayLinky

  16. Nige
    October 15, 2016 / 6:19 pm

    Really made me giggle pram rolling away love it super post Thanks for linking to the #that FRIDAY LINKY please come back next week

  17. October 16, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    Love the pic of Gremlin falling. OOPS! . I think we are all guilty of the seatbelt forget at one time or another

  18. Emily
    October 16, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    Aw Sarah! Aside from a few mishaps, it sounds like you’re doing a great job! Love that you captured Gremlin falling off the stage, hope she didn’t get hurt. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

  19. October 19, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    Oh Sarah, I had to chuckle reading these. You are so not alone in having done things like this. The car seat one is scary in retrospect but I bet you’ll never forget to do it again. So easy to do once though. I have visions of you chasing after Piglet rolling down the hill and that photo of the gremlin falling off the stage did make me giggle – hope she was okay though. I’ve done the cereal/milk thing before and once accidentally threw my keys in the kitchen bin instead of putting them on the key hook. These days though, I can’t even blame it on sleep deprivation or baby brain…!