Monday, August 9, 2010

The Noise, The Noise

I never expected the level of noise I would be subjected to as a mother.

My little girls have always been grizzlers and moaners. I must note I do prefer this to hitters and biters!

I didn't expect that my identical twins would have non-identical screams!

Miss Juliette has a particular roar at the end of a moan. It drives me mentally insane - literally loopy! Probably quite well developed really as it pretty much guarantees she gets what she wants. I'm BIG on consistency in this house!!

Miss Madeleine just doesn't give up. This morning for instance we were all good leaving the house. I get outside the house on the street and all hell breaks loose. They are both screaming and screaming. I ask what's wrong and no answer just screams.

That's fine I think I can deal with this. Just a short walk to school, past the local shops full of strangers watching me drag my two demented preschoolers literally frothing at the mouth!

I look down to see clutched in Madeleine's angry little hand is a hat. Now the sensible woman around would say it's cold why are they not wearing hats. The answer is simply that they don't tend to wear them, just pull them off in a rage and then I'm left carrying them! So this morning I didn't want the battle so I didn't put them on.

Now in the insanity of leaving the house Madeleine has grabbed one without me seeing and Juliette is screaming because she doesn't have one. We have gone to far now to go back and get Juliette hat so battle on we do. I still have no idea what has got Madeleine's goat!

In the middle of the field it dawns on me. Why have two children screaming when I can have one! So I take Madeleine's hat off her and give it to Juliette. 1 child silent - yay! But as expected Madeleine is now going banana's!!! At least I know what the problem is now!

Miss Maddie still hasn't calmed down by the time we get to the classroom to drop Trelise off. I realise I can't take her into the class while she is at the peak of her screaming powers. Trust me no one would thank me for that! So she is told that to come in she has to stop crying. Of course it doesn't help. I spend the next few minutes getting Trelise ready to start her school day and darting back to the door to see if the screaming has stopped.

Finally we are homeward bound. Once again across the muddy field I'm dragging a small screaming child and past the shops with everyone looking. But home is in our sights!

Literally right outside our house Madeleine picks up a tiny red ball. Says "My ball" and stops crying. OMG all that because she dropped a ball that I didn't even know she had!

It's enough to make me pull my hair out!!