The boys playing dog-Honest MumThe words you’ve always wanted to hear, oh and the actions too-eating rice crispies off the playroom floor from plastic bowls. I’ve never been so proud.

My clever, sometimes crazy twosome playing dog. Inevitably I had to take a picture of it, if only to bribe them in their teenage years.

playing dog-Honest Mum

These two are hilarious, Oliver is usually 4 going on 40 (don’t be fooled by the picture)-sensitive and more sensible than his own mother, “Can you lower the music in the car please Mummy, it’s too loud and you’re giving me a headache!” with a vocabulary that astounds most people and Alexander, his doting sibling, the cheeky chappy game for anything, utterly fearless (loving nothing more than climbing trees and kicking and bending a ball like a baby Beckham-he’s insanely gifted at the beautiful game)-these two are such fascinating characters.

They love Barbie on TV (have you seen how tongue in cheek it is now?) as much as Thomas the Tank Engine, brushing my hair and theirs as much as playing with their toy trains and gardening with their Grandma. They’re equally brilliant with a paint brush as an ipad and some days, some days I remember quite how little they actually are as they their wag pretend tails and shout, “Look Mummy, look, We’re Dogs”.

Love those boys!


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43 Responses

  1. becky

    He he!! this is a good ‘un!! 🙂 your boys are too cute for words! X #wickedwednesdays
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  2. amy

    haha aww so cute my girls do this aswell except they like to be cats!
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  3. tracey @ mummyshire

    Aww! That’s such a great capture and such lovely words even if they are eating their food off the playroom floor!! They’re so funny with their imagination and make believe, you can only look on with a snigger – or an outright giggle – at their pretend play! Love it, I smiled and they’re adorable!

  4. Katie @mummydaddyme

    Aw bless them, they have such funny and vivid imaginations at this age don’t they? The stuff my older daughter comes out with sometimes makes me laugh out loud! Your boys are just gorgeous Vicki. x
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  5. Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    This made me laugh so much as my eldest is always pretending to be a dog and crawling under the table. He’s also a bit of a fan of Barbie’s Dream House (a truly dreadful programme). All good material to bribe them when they’re older.
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  6. Vickie

    LOL! That last picture with your eldest head first in the bowl is hysterical!

    My daughter, who has grown up around our two dogs, will sniff when she’s looking for something and chase the dogs around the garden on all fours. I sometimes wonder if I’m raising Mowgli!

  7. Tanya Snooks

    What a fab photo! Unexpected ones like this are always the best! Your boys are going to be complete heart breakers x
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  8. Jenni - Baby Chaos

    Oh my, this is just too cute!!
    Such an adorable smile, obviously having lots of fun! =D
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  9. Complicated Gorgeousness

    But my children eat off the floor everyday. Is that wrong 😉 We are a Barbie house here too x
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    • honestmum

      Oh no not wrong at all, my kids seem to love doing that too! Yay for tongue in cheek Barbie, it’s so good isn’t it?!x

  10. Ebabee

    This made me laugh out loud. Too cute and too funny. Anya too is obsessed with being a dog – her doggie name is Ruby! Yes, she has even picked a doggy name. Kids eh? Gotto love em! x
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  11. Babes about Town

    Woof! So cute. Jed was actually a canine at one point – like wagging his tail and eating paper for reals. Crazy little pups 😉 x
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  12. Shannon

    Ha! I saw some neighbour kids playing ‘dogs’ a couple of months ago. But one was the ‘owner’ and had the others on leashes. I decided to just ignore the whole situation and went back inside. At least yours didn’t go quite that far. 🙂 (trying to find a silver lining) #WickedWednesdays
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  13. katy (what katy said)

    Lol kids can be so weird! They are going to hate you for taking this when they are teenagers…. Oh well! Haha! x
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  14. Louise

    Great photos – what a fun moment to capture. Love kids pretending like that – so funny.
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  15. Mel

    That is just what I needed with my cup of coffee. These two are hilarious!
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  16. brummymummyof2

    One. HOORAH YOU LINKED UP! Wahooo! And 2 perfect shot as your kids still look beaut obvs but it really made me laugh as it showed that kids are brilliant and hilarious and often a little bit crackers! Thanks so much for linking up lovely. Would be fab to see you another week too #wickedwednesdays xxxxx
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    • honestmum

      Haha thanks chick, oh I never care whether my kids look beaut on my blog but thank you! They do crack me up. So happy to have joined in xx

  17. Notmyyearoff

    Hehe they are properly cute. O sounds like such a wise old soul 🙂 z was pretending to be a puppy the other day and eating his chips like that. It had taken him so long to eat I just let him 🙂

    • honestmum

      Haha, Oliver is an old man in a kid’s body-don’t get me wrong he’s a lot of fun and has a silly side but mostly he’s more mature than me! Alexander is hilarious! Love that I got this shot them!


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