Motherhood is a complete whirlwind. Sometimes finding the joy and smiles is easy and sometimes it's a little harder, but amid those times it's not so easy we owe it to ourselves to savour those moments forever.

Welcome back to the #MotherhoodMondays guest post series. A weekly feature for mothers to share their stories about their incredible journeys of motherhood in all kinds of forms, whether these are good, bad or ugly. This weeks Motherhood Mondays guest post features Lianne from Mrs Mummy Harris who shares some funny anecdotes she never imagined she would be saying since becoming a mum to Benjamin. I hope you enjoy and laugh lots when reading Lianne's post.

Before we get into her post I just wanted to share a little more about Lianne and her lovely blog, in which she shares her journey from being a newly-wed to a first time mum. Lianne lives in Essex with her husband Ashley, her two cats, Leo and Harley and her oh-so adorable son Benjamin. Lianne has just returned to work after maternity leave and she has very high hopes for her blog and wants to highlight all the milestones, the sleepless nights and the ups and downs of everyday life for a new mum. Thank you for joining us Lianne for Motherhood Mondays.

Things I never thought I would say.

As a mum I imagined phrases such as "don't touch that" "come back here" and "stop it" would be a regular occurrence. However, becoming a mum to Ben for all of seven months has made me say the following things:

1) "Ben get your foot out of your mouth." Since discovering his flexibility, his feet are his favourite things to try to eat.

2) "Well done, that was a massive poo!" - A very "mum" thing to say. But you don't realise it until you're in the parent club

3) "Shall we watch some more Scandal?" - I kid you not, he prefers adult tele to kids TV.

4) "your fingers don't go in the cat's bum." He loves stroking Leo our cat, but every so often he goes too near the bottom of the tail and fingers go wandering.

6) "Stop holding my nipple!" the last week or so he seems to have rediscovered my boobs, he sometimes puts his mouth over them to boob feed again (that hasn't happened in over three months) but I assume it's because he hasn't been well lately and it's a comfort thing.

7) "Stop picking my nose" - In his quest of discovery, he has found my nostrils and more so that I have bogies in them... though he can't grasp that by putting his fingers in them will always pull one out with the way he roots up there!

8) "Ben, stop moving your legs" - Ok, so this was actually Hubby when Ben was a newborn and he was trying to put on his nappy. When you hear this laying in bed its pretty hilarious.

9) "I've set up a playlist of Little Mix playing on loop for an hour." - I cheated a bit on this one - I actually said this to Hubby, not to Ben directly. But what sane person sets up a playlist of the same song 14 times just to keep someone happy? A sleep deprived mother that's who!!!

10) "No, you can't have the Sky remote. have the TV remote and be happy with that." He won't play with his toy remote and is itching to play with our sky remote to the point i have to hide it from him. Such a nightmare!!

So there you have it, in Seven months there are just ten phrases I did not expect to be saying! It's all rather amusing this parenting malarkey. I know that there is going to be so many more random things that will come out of my mouth (or hubby's). Watch this space!!

Thank you Lianne for taking part! And you my lovely readers don't forget to check out Lianne's blog and follow her on all her social media platforms.
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  1. Isn't it hilarious the things we say to our kids. My current favourite is 'because I said so' which drives me nuts as I hated it when I was told this as a kid - but sometimes you just run out of reasons! #twinklytuesday

  2. The things we say get weirder and weirder as they get older!!! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    1. Thank you for having us my lovely. I'm sure we will be over next week. Hope little man is feeling better soon! x