Daddy’s Favourite Word!


Most Daddy’s have a favourite word or saying don’t they?  They can vary from, “In a minute” to “I’ll do it later” then my all time favourite “what have you been doing all day” (I knew that one would get you).

If you ask any of the Mission kids they will tell you that our daddy uses all the above phrases and more but the one he uses the most is “NO”.  He loves that word so much that we have actually told him we will have it imprinted on his forehead to save him saying it.  Well we wouldn’t ever want him to lose his voice now would we.

So we as Missions have decided to take a stand against Daddy and every time he uses his favourite word we are going to do the opposite. (just to teach him a lesson)

Take Teenage Mission for a prime example, he wanted to go for tea at the pub for his 13th birthday… Daddy said “NO” so Mummy grabbed the phone called up the whole family and booked the table.  Guess what Daddy came to the meal and he had a really good time.

Then there was Drama Mission she wanted so desperately to see JLS in concert… Daddy said…(you got it) “NO” so as a good mummy we went and booked it anyway.  It seems daddy coped with babysitting the two little ones after all and Drama got the best birthday present ever.

Next is Princess Mission’s birthday, now this gorgeous little girl will be 5 and she has picked something she has wanted for ages as a gift.  A Rabbit.  I know some of you will think she is a little young, but Drama Mission wants to buy one too out of her birthday money she has left over.

Daddy said “NO”…Mummy went and put a deposit on a hutch, two rabbit and all the accessorise.

Your getting the jist of this now aren’t you?  I’m not saying Daddy is a bad Daddy or Hubby he goes out to work every day to look after his family. We just now as a family want to change his way of thinking and evict THAT word from his vocabulary.

So the next few tasks we have planned are:

A massive party for Monster as it will be his 3rd birthday and Christening in the same week, so much to celebrate. (Oh and we are missing a god parent, so any offers would be appreciated)

I am currently de-cluttering and re-vamping the house and at the end of the month we will have an estate agent around to value this tiny house so we can move. (Another thing daddy has already said no too).

You may by now be thinking “god what a spoilt cow” I’m so not believe me, and I’m so not a “yes Mummy” you know the ones who are afraid of saying no to their kids.

I say “No” a lot too.  When Princess and Drama wanted Lellie Kellie shoes I said “Nooooooooooooo way”.

When Teenage Mission wanted to go to Town and hang around with his mates on a Saturday I said “ermmmm NO”.

When the kids want sweets before dinner I say “Not a chance”. (well it’s as good as no).

My “No’s” are practical, sensible and needed.  Daddy’s “NO’s” are just not needed.  So wish us luck on our challenge to only let Daddy use the word “NO” when he actually needs too.

Lots of Love


About Lena Doherty

Mummy to four and Wifey to one. I'm a 34 year old,who is following her dream of becoming a Freelance Journalist/Columnist. Trying to make a better life for her little family, dreams of living in the country. Thats all really!
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