Being a mum is hard work. It often leaves me feeling stressed, inpatient and ready to pull my hair out, so The Real Mum Moments launched last week on Twitter by Digital Mums to celebrate Mother’s Day seemed like a great way for Mums to share their funny, vulgar and downright weird stories to show the less glossy side of parenting.
Off the top of my head, here are my 5 Real Mum Moments:
1.Serious Business Conversation – Whilst trying to have a “serious” conversation with a new client on the phone and trying to sound like I knew what I was talking about, my youngest came bursting into the room proclaiming, “Mummy I really need to do a poo right now!” Luckily the client could see / hear the funny side of it and offered to talk again later.
2. A Stressful Day – My eldest daughter asked me one tea time, “Mum, why are you drinking wine out of a tea cup?” RUMBLED! What can I say except that it had been a fairly stressful afternoon and I really really needed a glass of wine. I had thought that by drinking it out of a mug, the kids would never cotton on. It seems the 4 year old is more switched on than I give her credit for.
3. Tampons – Coming out of the shower one morning I was surprised to find my eldest daughter trying to entice my youngest to play “dollies” with a packet of super tampons. (Perhaps she’s not that switched on after all).
4. Wine – Being asked by my youngest (aged 2.5 years) in the local Co-op, “Why are you buying THAT wine? You don’t normally get that one.” To which I just grinned manically and pretended to the staff that I had no idea what she was talking about. In truth, you may notice a running theme with wine going on here.
5. Emergency Services – I’m borrowing this one from my sister who was given a ticking off by the emergency services and told to keep a closer eye on her children after she realised that her daughter had inadvertently dialled 999 and asked to speak to daddy.
There you have it. Just 5 of my Real Mum Moments, I’m sure there are thousands more.
P.S. On inserting the photo above into this blog post, my youngest daughter asked me what I was doing with a photo of the Co-op. I promise that I do, on occasion, buy other items in this shop and not just booze.