Growth Spurt Alert

For the last two days my eldest daughter is obviously having a growth spurt. She is two months away from turning 6 and leads a very busy little life with school, swimming, dancing, football, tennis, fighting her sister … Very. Busy.

The last few days she has literally been eating every half an hour. Not junk food, just ALL the food: Cereal, sandwiches, pasta, fruit, yogurt. Everything. Nothing seems to be filling the hole in her tummy. You’d swear she was a 14 year old boy!

All The Food

This morning, after a bowl of cereal and a piece of toast and two biscuits, I decided that this child might starve to death at school if I only pack her the usual one slice of bread sandwich (which she insists on!), a yoghurt and a small piece of fruit, 1/2 of which usually comes home with her on a normal day. But, as my mom would say “I’d hate for her to go hungry”. So I packed her a two slice sandwich, a yogurt and two pieces of fruit.

On collecting her from school at 12.30, we got as far as the school gate. We weren’t even in the car yet and she started whining and almost collapsed on the ground from what I can only assume were hunger pangs, claiming she was “starving hungry”.

As a concerned and caring mother I replied, “Okay my girl, we will have lunch as soon as we get home. Did you eat the extra lunch that I packed for you?”

This was her actual reply, I sh*t you not: “Noooo mommeeee. I didn’t eat it all because you packed too much! Now I’m hungry!”

I was confused so I attempted to clarify, just in case I was mistaken: “So you’re telling me that you are hungry because you didn’t eat the lunch that I packed for you. You didn’t eat it because I packed you TOO MUCH food, and so now you are hungry. Is that right?”

Her: “Yeeeesss!” *complete with eye rolling, like I’m hard of hearing!

Me: “…..”

*Clenches teeth, loads the kids up in the car and stops at the wine shop on the way home! 

FML – You can’t make stuff like this up! These kids are on a roll this week!

Happy Friday peeps! I hope your weekend is a good one! I’m off to my first blogging meet up in Joburg on Saturday. I’m equal parts nervous and excited.

Sunday is Mother’s Day – let’s hope my post from last week (Open Letter To My Husband About Mother’s Day) was read and noted! Check back next week for my review!!!

Mom Crush

Before I sign off for the week, pleeeease check out this awesome video!! If you haven’t seen it yet, you MUST. It’s freakin awesome and my new favourite song! I love the original, so a parody (of Girl Crush by Little Big Town) for moms, by a super talented singer is ‘da bomb’ … okay, not sure I can really pull that off. Moving on … check out Mom Crush by Selah, This Is Momming.

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Mom of two little girls and a bonus mum of a teen. On a quest to survive parenting two strong-willed daughters in a modern world, and getting the balance right. I am a perfectly Imperfect parent who shares the highs and lows of parenting. As a family, we love to travel and experience days out with the kids.


  1. youcandoit", mama said 12th May 2017 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Oh yes she did, great read mommy.

    Thanks for sharing

    • Mom Of Two Little Girls 12th May 2017 at 9:58 am - Reply

      Thank you. Glad I’ve found your blog now too. x

  2. Desert Missus 12th May 2017 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Kids say the darndest things! ?

    • Mom Of Two Little Girls 12th May 2017 at 11:41 am - Reply

      Mind boggling!

  3. Island Living 365 12th May 2017 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Kids can be so frustrating!!! Love that parody too :-) Thanks for sharing #FridayFrolics

  4. Lisa 12th May 2017 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Brilliant! You’ve got to love the stuff that comes out of their mouths…my eldest (14 year old girl) asked yesterday if there was any food she could eat after school…there’s enough fruit to sink a darned ship and chocolate biscuits. Hope you get your Mother’s Day wish #ThatFridayLinky xx

    • Mom Of Two Little Girls 12th May 2017 at 1:10 pm - Reply

      My eldest also likes to help clarify what she’s hungry for by saying “something hot” or “something cold”. Thanks kid! ?

  5. They say the darndest things! :-)

    • Mom Of Two Little Girls 12th May 2017 at 2:46 pm - Reply


  6. My kids are constantly hungry too, even though they eat so much! I’m glad it’s not just us! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

    • Mom Of Two Little Girls 12th May 2017 at 2:46 pm - Reply

      No, it’s not just you. X

  7. Mom Of Two Little Girls 12th May 2017 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    haha … that’s bad. I’m sorry for you.

  8. ljdove23 12th May 2017 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Hahah that’s so funny! Kids really are hilarious, and they have an answer for everything! #thatfridaylinky

  9. Lacey 12th May 2017 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    OH. My. Goodness. lol

  10. diynige 13th May 2017 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Kids are in a league of their own strange that they are fab post Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

    • Mom Of Two Little Girls 14th May 2017 at 5:54 pm - Reply

      Indeed they are. They get away with far more than we do too!

  11. mommyandrory 14th May 2017 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Don’t kids just come out with some of the most random things! Personally I don’t think there’s such a thing as too much food!! ? #blogcrush

    • Mom Of Two Little Girls 14th May 2017 at 11:30 am - Reply

      Haha … true. Aren’t they ‘precious’?

  12. Life Love and Dirty Dishes 15th May 2017 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Everything is always Mum’s fault! The rain was my fault the other day! Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

  13. absolutely prabulous 16th May 2017 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    My kids claim near starvation on a regular basis and then are totally full after three mouthfuls. Kids. Honestly, what are they for? :) #fridayfrolics

    • Mom Of Two Little Girls 17th May 2017 at 8:28 am - Reply

      Half the time I’m sure it’s just boredom. Or they are wasteful gluttons. lol

  14. bigbabybelly 17th May 2017 at 10:40 am - Reply

    Adorable! Everything is mama’s fault of course! #familyfun

    • Mom Of Two Little Girls 17th May 2017 at 10:46 am - Reply

      Of course!

  15. Wendy 17th May 2017 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Hahaha, oh I love packed too much food so she couldn’t eat any of it, too funny!! I hope the growth spurt doesn’t last too long xx #BlogCrush

  16. [email protected] 18th May 2017 at 2:05 am - Reply

    My daughter is about the same age and constantly amazes me with how much food she packs away. Sometimes they really come out with some head scratchers, don’t they #familyfun

  17. justsayingmum 18th May 2017 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Oh that’s so so funny. They do make me giggle with their rationale sometimes. Guess she told you and that she thought you were the silly one for not knowing what she meant! I’ll come back and watch the video as am at the hairdressers and not sure if everyone is going to want to listen to it! I’ll save that treat for a little later x #FamilyFun

  18. motherhoodtherealdeal 18th May 2017 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Children on growth spurts can be totally bewildering can’t they! I’m something weird happens to their brains during these times (and probably ours too!). Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely xoxo

  19. Alana - Burnished Chaos 18th May 2017 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Ha ha, my son goes through this mad eating everything in sight stage whenever he has a growth spurt. Don’t think he’s ever come out with a gem like that though, so funny x

  20. twotinyhands 20th May 2017 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Ha ha so funny!! It’s totally logical though how dare you try feed her too much! Lol. Hope she gets some perspective for you ?

    ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

    • Mom Of Two Little Girls 20th May 2017 at 8:27 am - Reply

      Haha … kids are weird. Thanks for commenting. X

  21. hjsburnett 20th May 2017 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    So funny! It’s either too much or not enough, right? #coolmumclub

    • Mom Of Two Little Girls 21st May 2017 at 9:49 am - Reply

      We are always wrong though! lol

  22. My Petit Canard 21st May 2017 at 2:08 am - Reply

    Wow, my daughter is three and we are already having these after school snack conversations! I cant believe I have years of this ahead, its ridiculous, what do they do with them in school all day that they come out like they havent eaten since christmas?! Jheeeeze! Well, at least we arent alone ;-) Great post, thanks for sharing it with us on #MarvMondays. Emily

    • Mom Of Two Little Girls 21st May 2017 at 9:46 am - Reply

      Oh no, we are definitely not alone.

  23. tammymum 21st May 2017 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Haha they are just great aren’t they. My daughter isn’t even three yet and I get lots of ‘Im hungry mummy’ only to give food for her not to eat it. Deep breath. So I’ll look forward to this for many years to come. I hope you had a great time Saturday and have a lovely Mother’s Day. I will watch he video a bit later but the other half is asleep next to me so best not wake him yet lol. Thanks for joining us at #familyfun

    • Mom Of Two Little Girls 21st May 2017 at 9:46 am - Reply

      Sometimes I’m sure they say they are hungry because they are bored. Fortunately children don’t eat if they are not hungry (mostly). We’d all be broke with empty fridges if they ate every time they were bored! lol

  24. mummy2twindividuals 24th May 2017 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    My girls never seem to be full. I kid you not that every morning, they devour a four course breakfast. What do they think this it, the Ritz???

    • Mom Of Two Little Girls 25th May 2017 at 6:59 pm - Reply

      You’re a better Mum than me then. They can have as much cereal as they like but I ain’t cookin!

  25. unmindfulmama 29th January 2019 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    I think the exact same things have come out of my son’s mouth too! I’ve come to the conclusion that its because the little monkeys are creatures of habit. But #itsok because I try and use cunning mummy tricks and give him larger pieces of food, but put the same ‘amount of pieces’ on his plate to outwit him. We’ll see how long that lasts for!

  26. Lyn Haslegrave 29th January 2019 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    You couldn’t make this stuff up could you! My two have hollows lol

  27. Kate ? (@TheMumConundrum) 30th January 2019 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Hahaha! My kids are mental about stuff like this too. My daughter has turned down entire meals based on the fact that there were two food types next to each other on the plate that shouldn’t be together… Despite the fact that she liked both foods!!! Arghhh!!! #ItsOK xx

  28. Twins, Tantrums and Cold Coffee 30th January 2019 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    Ha ha, don’t you just love kids? That’s so funny! #ItsOK

  29. rapdoubleohbaby 31st January 2019 at 11:02 am - Reply

    Kids never know what they want to be honest. I always feel like I’m one decision away from a meltdown with my daughter. #SendHelp #ItsOK

  30. Tales From Mamaville (@MamavilleTales) 3rd February 2019 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    Good thing you stopped by the wine shop on your way home:) Kids… we seriously cannot understand their logic!!!

  31. crummymummy1 4th February 2019 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    I feel like I lay on a constant buffet between the end of school/nursery until bedtime – it’s endless! #itsok

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