Gin & Tonic four ways – A Life is Knutts version…


It’s tough being a parent.

I know people tell you to ‘cherish every moment’ and ask for time to slow down because their children are growing up too fast, but do you know what, sometimes it is so tough being responsible for these small humans we created that quite often, you can feel overwhelmed.

You can’t get any peace and quiet for yourself – not even to go for a pee in the toilet – and because of that, sometimes we need a bit of help from an alcoholic beverage or two.

I keep seeing this video spring up on Facebook, Gin and Tonic four ways, and it got me thinking (dangerous, I know…).

I thought, wow, these look nice but I also thought, if I make one of these drinks and try to sit down with it, I’ll inevitably end up with one of the children yelling at me to wipe their poo bum, or to help them make a dragon out of a toilet roll tube and some pipe cleaners, or something like that. You never get 5 minutes peace.

So, I decided to make my own video.

Ladies and gents, I give you, Gin & Tonic four ways. A Life is Knutts version…

Thank you and goodnight…from under the bed with a G&T 😉


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  1. admin
    August 9, 2016 / 11:02 pm

    Pahahaha!!! #missionaccomplished ☺️☺️
    So glad it’s amused you – I thought maybe only I would find it funny… That happens to me all the time

  2. admin
    August 10, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    ☺️ thanks Kim! That means a Glad I made you smile.x

  3. August 12, 2016 / 11:11 am

    ahahahaha I have made a video (that is still private on my you tube channel as I haven’t had the guts to show it yet) and written a post on gin. The video basically involves me and my mobile bar – gin and tonic! Whoop. Thank goodness for this, not mother’s ruin, mother’s helper! I loved this and will be trying hiding in the airing cupboard next time! #FridayFrolics
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  4. admin
    August 12, 2016 / 9:17 pm

    ☺️☺️ oh bless you. Thanks so much. That means the world.xx

  5. admin
    August 12, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    Oh Em you much post it!! I hate my face but plucked up the courage to do it and it’s actually been quite good fun Definitely mothers little helper – I’d be ruined without it! Thanks so much for reading and

  6. admin
    August 12, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    ☺️ oh wow, thanks Claire, that means a lot. Thanks – I did it in a moment of madness I think xx

  7. August 16, 2016 / 8:06 am

    Still loving this! I might have to hide in my aring cupboard tonight 😉 #Chucklemums
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  8. admin
    August 16, 2016 / 8:17 am

    shhhhh, I won’t tell anyone where you are…

  9. August 16, 2016 / 8:52 am

    Hahaha love this, not a gin lover but I do the same with the red wine. Pour a glass before bed times, big gulp before I put them to bed, run downstairs and have another gulp, finish bedtime and finish the bottle! brilliant video – I’m way to scared to do one #chucklemums

  10. August 16, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    Hahahaha! Did you fit under the bed? I think I’m too fat to fit under the bed anyway! #chucklemums
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  11. admin
    August 16, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    DO it Laura! It was my first one, and I’m not talking in it for a reason 😉
    Hahaha!!! I love your style. Bedtimes generally do suck. I might adopt your method tonight and see how it goes… 😉
    Thanks so much for reading and writing.xx

  12. admin
    August 16, 2016 / 5:56 pm

    I cheated, it’s the kids bunk bed that is actually quite high off the ground…well, that and the fact I am only slightly taller than a Hobbit at a statuesque 5ft 😉

  13. August 16, 2016 / 10:38 pm

    Not only do you have gin, you have an airing cupboard. #jel #lifegoals Thanks for linking up to #chucklemums, could murder a G&T now!

  14. August 16, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    This is so great! A woman after my own heart.
    Have you thought about a hip flask?

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  15. admin
    August 16, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    The rest of the house isn’t very big I promise…but yeah, there is a cupboard for hiding towels and other shite in thanks for having me!!!xx

  16. admin
    August 16, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    Oh I love a hipflask… Obviously I don’t use one very often, but winter walks do call for one…
    Thanks so much for reading and

  17. August 18, 2016 / 2:47 pm

    Haha! Love it! Also all good solutions for eating chocolate as a parent!

    Thanks so much for joining us on #FridayFrolics. Hope to see you next time

  18. admin
    August 18, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    Too right! Hahahahaha!!! Thanks for having me.xx

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