Nanny McPhee is an icon in our house. My two love to watch it and can nearly quote it word for word. I love the part in Nanny McPhee and the big bang where the mum saying we are copying- coping very well. When I first saw this I was at my mums and joked that no-one had told me we were being filmed for a program as I could so relate.
If you haven’t seen it the mum is shouting at the children to get off the furniture when it turns out she is the only one on it. Next follows a lot of shouting about stopping shouting to which the youngest child points out that she is the only one doing this.
So am I coping and copying well or could I do with the help of Nanny McPhee?
Yes, Yes, yes, please, is there a queue, can I pay to book my space? if I say Nanny McPhee three times will she be like the Candyman and appear? I know it only works if you don’t want her but can she make an exception?
I so want to change I need to stop shouting and being so critical, tiredness plays a large part but if I give myself a mental shake it does help. I want to be a fun mum that has always got activities planned and trips out organised rather than a last minute mum who tries to cobble things together.
Instead I am more the kind of mum who plans great things but never gets around to doing them. I have bought a self help child behavioural book and am reading it at the minute. I know it is my behaviour that needs to change more than my children’s as it is cause and effect. I start shouting they start resisting or I don’t give them a countdown and spring something on them and then everything becomes a battle.
Wish me luck or if that fails send Nanny McPhee in my direction, she will easily find us as I will be the one in the corner shouting while my two aren’t even in the same room.