The Science Of Clinginess

We all know that there is a direct correlation between phone calls and the loudness level of kids. The more important the phone call — such as test results from the doctor — the louder the squeals and demands for snacks or drinks right now become. Unfortunately, such correlations exist in other areas as well.

You can also see this post for proof of this.

See, it’s all their fault that Clothes Mountain exists.

The only way I can get any business done — whether it’s business or bathing — in private is for the house to be empty.

There are many other examples. Maybe one day I’ll doodle them when I’m trying to take the lazy way out with doodles. (And if you have any good ones, write them below and I’ll doodle those, too, which means double doodling laziness.)

Oh, and since the first one applies right now (hello, sinus crud and chest cold crud), getting this post completed was difficult. Plus I was trying to do something, which means double trouble. At the time this post was being written, Baby Girl was having a fit for me to talk to Siri. The more I tried to concentrate on writing/doodling, the more important it became for me to talk to Siri like Darth Vader.

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Author: Erika

I’m a SAHM to two kids. When I’m not doing all the typical mom things (diapers, soccer, etc.), I like writing, reading, and playing games. Clearly I live the life of a rock star.

22 thoughts on “The Science Of Clinginess”

  1. Sorry to hear about the sinus crud. No fun at all. I also find that the less time I have to hold and cuddle my kids (like when I’m trying to prepare supper in an effort to avoid mass murder from my hangry companions) the more one or all of my kids become clingy. Hope you feel better soon!

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  2. How’s that Darth Vader voice impersonation coming along? I don’t know about you, but Siri seems to struggle enough when I’m speaking normally, so I can only imagine the responses Darth Vader voice must be generating. 😄

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  3. All that. Mmhm, i feel you.
    Imma tell you a dirty little secret now. My girls are clingier in adolescence than they were as preschoolers. I kid you not. Teenagers, at least Three Mottern Girl Teenagers, are clingier and needier than toddlers. And they don’t care if Mama’s busy, they’ll verbalize it.
    “I am more important than ironing.”
    “But you worked late last night.”
    “Do we have to take ____? Can’t it just be you and me?”
    “Stop petting the dog and scratch my back.”
    “I can’t believe you baked cookies without me.”

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    1. LOL at “Do we have to take ____?” I can definitely see either of mine saying that. As cling as they are, it’s sweet how much they love their mama ❤


  4. Talk to Siri like Darth Vader? Ooo I have never tried that. I have asked Siri what I should have for dinner, and she told me that was for me to decide, and I said that wasn’t very helpful and she said, I am sorry you feel that way, and I said it is all of your fault I feel that way, and she said, I am certainly entitled to my opinion. Siri is kind of a smart ass. Must try the Darth Vader thing. Oh and by the way, don’t think as the kids get older, they will suddenly grasp the concept that when Mum is talking on the phone, they should be quiet – because they don’t!!!

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      1. 😀 😀 😀 That reminds me of many years ago. My two oldest were 16 months apart in age, so they colluded quite well together. One time, I was on a fairly lengthy phone conversation with my best friend, and my two decided to paint the walls … with diaper cream!!! The walls were dark paneling and the diaper cream was, of course, white. Never did get it all out of the crevices. 🙂

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