Mar 10

I said I would never

by LifeLoveLaura on March 10, 2014

There are some things in life that, for one reason or another, we swear we’ll never do. Then things change. You do said ‘thing’ and you feel like an idiot but sometimes that ‘thing’ is worth looking like an idiot for. This isn’t just in relation to babies but it happens quite a lot throughout life in general when we think we know better but really we don’t. After all, life is all about learning on the job!

So, I said I’d never…

stirrup leggings

  • Wear stirrup leggings

In reality: They’re soooo much easier to keep tucked into my pretty ankle boots without showing off my odd socks to the world. Let’s face it, who has time to pair up socks in this day and age?

 white ipad for christmas

  • Get an iPad

In reality: “You have a smartphone and laptop, what the friggin’ hell do you need one of those things for?” was my original response to iPads. Nowadays, my Simpsons Tapped Out takes up way too much space on my phone and I aren’t prepared to delete any photos, regardless of me transferring them onto the laptop AND backing them up on CDs. For this reason alone an iPad became a necessity, priorities and all that.

mad blogs awards

  • Publicly ask for MAD Blog Awards nominations

In reality: This is something I feel quite strongly about and am really eating my words here but it appears that you get nowhere without begging.

 baby eating chips

  • Feed my baby chips

In reality: When you are out enjoying a lovely family meal and your little one decides they wants to scream the place down because they don’t want the healthy green stuff you have put in front of them, all they want is a couple of your chips. You are getting death stares from others and you realise that a couple of years ago you WERE the person giving death stares. Give the baby a sodding chip. For God’s sake.

Baby on an ipad

  • Let my baby play on an iPad

In reality: I really had a vendetta against iPads at first, as you already know. I was also a militant “babies shouldn’t play on those things” knob. It’s only recently that I’ve realised they’re actually quite useful, especially when it comes to babies. As long as you aren’t substituting real books for an iPad (*shudder*), they can be fun for kids! Little T especially loves the Toca Boca band and CBeebies Playtime apps. Let’s face it, this is the way things are going in this world full of technology. The other day my 4 year old nephew showed my dad how to use his new iPhone.

CBeebies Mr Tumble


  • Let my baby watch Mr Tumble

In reality: The guy freaks me out but he’s like crack for kids. Little T loves him, I can’t deny him of something that makes him smile.

Is there anything you’re eating your words about?

Laura x

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Donna March 10, 2014 at 12:33 pm

So funny! Such a lovely honest post and I can completely relate. I can’t think of any off the top of my head but you’ve definitely got me thinking! x
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LifeLoveLaura March 10, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Thanks Donna! I’d love to hear yours if you think of any!


Jude March 10, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Ha! Tick to all of the above. I said I’d never let my kids e numbers. Or use sweets as a bribe. Opps. Parenting fail on both counts. Great post.
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LifeLoveLaura March 10, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Thank you :) Sweets, yes!! And Jaffa Cakes! The things we do to keep the peace! Haha


Robert March 10, 2014 at 11:19 pm

I’ll never let my kids win!


I actually just wrote a whole post about this last month.

Hope you get to check it out (or in your words, I’ll slightly beg for you to check it out) haha.

Good read!


katie March 11, 2014 at 2:19 pm

I think i need to try stirrup leggings Laura!! Great post :)
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LifeLoveLaura March 11, 2014 at 2:29 pm

I remember wearing them as a kid, funny how things go full circle! There’s nothin worse than your leggings riding up above your boots though!


Ruby Knickers (@RubyKnickers) March 11, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Why don’t all leggings have stirrups?! I haven’t worn the stirruppy ones since I was about six, but they seem like such a good idea now! I have to tuck mine into my socks to stop them riding up when I pull my boots on. Luckily my boots are knee highs rather than ankles, but it’s still irritating!


LifeLoveLaura March 11, 2014 at 7:42 pm

I tried to buy some more today but they’d sold out online. Looks like they’re more popular than George (Asda) thought! Haha


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