I love it when you talk to someone who doesn't have kids, there view on kids is rather jolly and rose tinted glasses rubbish. They have no understanding of the pressure kids put on you. I sometimes in coffee shops look at couples of friends lounging away wasting hours in coffee shops and am wondering what it would be like, whilst I pull out every single snack to contain all the kids so I have enough time to drink a hot drink. So here is a list on reasons to love mums ( a little bit more).
Depending on what age your child is as soon as they are born, poor mums loose the ability to sleep for about 18 years plus. To start of there is the getting up every few hours to feed a little baby, you then as the child gets bigger get woken up with requests like I need a wee or my toe hurts. You may if your lucky have some good sleep except waking up the odd night to forgotten homework or washed PE kit for the morning. Then you may have a teenager I am not there but I can only imagine (from my own youth) of waiting up till the yoof get in, oh I can not wait!!!! So if you see a mum with large bags give her a break. Dont give her matchsticks just give caffine!
Us mums try so blooming hard to get the kids to eat healthy. We really do but there are the days where you find us in Mac Donalds Big Mac in hand finishing up all the left overs of the kids happy meals, we do not mean too but there is something about left overs. I grew up always finishing a plate I can not leave food! Fruit with toddlers is cut up into shapes to get them to eat it, they do not and continue to throw it on the floor, fruit is put in the school lunch box to come back bruised and unloved. Same with dinners too it doesnt matter what it is it ends up on the floor anyway. So stop
moaning what were eating and help with that dust pan and brush, thank you dear.
Have you ever heard the phrase "oh I spent the whole day doing washing you would be amazed how much washing 1 person has". (Well I have not either I made it up but you get my point hopefully). I can tell that lady I wash and wash and wash and still am forever washing. I have a mound of clothes in the hall waiting to be put away a mountain to be washed it NEVER STOPS. So to be helpful fold it all thanks, you wont moan then.
Oh your house is so tidy I am not jel at all, is not a thought I have I often think how long would it take my three to trash your home. Jokes I do not really.... I tidy all day long then just before my someone comes round it all comes out again (is my excuse). Its a game to pull the toy box out as soon as its put back isnt it. Just do not look to closely or touch anything it could be sticky. I try hard but am easily defeated, time and time again! So put up with toys and junk its all good in the hood and all that.
I am a dab hand with a syringe I have you know, can draw up a accurate dose of calpol in no time at all. I can steri strip and stick plaster over most cuts, cold flannel to the head. I now with three kids feel like I am good with the skills I have learnt. Keeping kids cool with a fever and tricks to help stop itching I am full of advice to un wanting mothers who do not like to hear it. I am a mini pharmacist look in my medicine cupboard I can dose you up (for coughs nothing illegal OK). I do have the advantage of being a nurse meaning my children will never get a day off school! So do not mug me off I may be able to help you one day with my skillz.
CHILDRENS CLOTHES SALE NINJA
DO NOT GET IN THE WAY OF A MUM IN A NEXT SALE, it will end badly. You see we want the best for our children and wearing good quality clothes and feel like you are saving money sends mothers like me feral. Going to a next sale in the morning to get some jeans and coming out with some clothes you wrestled of someone is a task in its self. I myself have been to the next sale but sadly never had to fight someone I am far too scared, I wait for the next sale assistant to bring clothes out and pounce on those!
WILL LAUGH AT ANYTHING
Days at home with a small child can be fun, but some days you long for a more intellectual conversation. Talks about why Daddy is at work or why does the postman put letters through the letterbox are riveting but they sure can be funny. By tea time of being at home weird things get funny like a toddler having a tantrum or a random smile, kids have the ability to make you happy no matter what they do. EXCEPT drawing on the walls that never makes mummy laugh, never.
See us mums do have secret powers, we know when kids are up to no good and when to grab a quick nap on the sofa. The last one maybe not so much so. Our kids not always best behaved at times do get caught out and our special alarm system (aka the child is too quiet) goes off and they get caught. We being the equivalent of the caped crusaders feel like we saved the world for another day.
THE ART OF THE STRAIGHT FACE
This is something you learn very quickly the ability to tell your child off for something you are proud of really. You have to sneak out the room before laughing and the child not learning. Its hard but can be used in all situations. Especially when in the night they wake and you pretend to sleep and when your husband asks did you hear the babies in the night you say oh I must have slept through that (never happened here, we both never pretend long enough before one of us gives in). It also works well for pretending your interested in a conversation ( of course Ive never done that!)
We love our children no matter what, and one thing no mother like is criticism of her child. To the mum her child is the best in the class, cutest and cleaverist. We wont have it any other way. When they are not its ok because we love them lots and think they are anyway. The love that would make us do anything to help our children. The love that causes our children to be embarrassed at the school gates as apparently they are too old for a kiss good bye! So do not mention anything bad if you do not want a black eye (just a warning).
So here are some reasons to love Mums, they are awesome (I am a Mum I am biased).
I love my mum and I'm also quite happy that I'm not a parent to be honest. :)ReplyDelete
(Obviously not disrespect, as some women are born with maternal instincts and others aren't, such as myself :) )
ha me neither I am far too laid back to be a mum! One day I am hoping I may be responsible!Delete
I can't wait to be a mum one day :) and I really appreciate everything my mum does for me! :)ReplyDelete
LOL this is all so true! I don't think you appreciate the hard work your Mum put in until you are a Mum yourself. Being a SAHM is the hardest job I've ever had but I wouldn't change it for the world!ReplyDelete
I always wanted to be a mum from the age of about 14 (I didn't want to be a mum at that age just knew I wanted lots of children ;) ) and have absolutely loved it...the teenage years are very challenging though...and it's not as though my teenagers have ever really gone out that much but the attitude arghhh. :)ReplyDelete
lol lol Sara i love this! and was in fact nodding my head through the whole post! .. us Mums rock!ReplyDelete
This is fabulous!!! I too was nodding to most of this post!! Us Mums are a force to be reckoned with!!ReplyDelete
Bubble beard photos are classic. I'm sure every family must have one or more of these photos in their family photo collection!ReplyDelete
I do love chatting to my friends who don't have children, their view on the world is so different that I can't wait for when they have children and their worlds are turned upside down.ReplyDelete
Great post! I love my Mum for million reasons too :) I have no kids yet so it's nice to waste time drinking coffee with other friends too :DReplyDelete
You're right, Mums are brilliant! That washing though....it never ends.....ReplyDelete
This is so funny and so true. I love getting on top of the washing and then a day later I seem to have another huge pile. Endless!!ReplyDelete
Hahaha loved this! Especially the straight face one- when I am telling the girls off or trying to discipline them sometimes I have to hide my face in my arm to stop myself from laughing cause actually it's pretty fun the stuff they do or come out with sometimes! xReplyDelete
Ha love this and that pile of clothes is so true with kids its never ending.ReplyDelete
The sleep deprivation with a newborn is horrendous but with mine fast approaching the teen years I'm dreading the nights waiting up for them to come home safely etc. Eek xReplyDelete
Oh such a lovely post! Incredible that we do all these things!ReplyDelete
I love this, it's all so true :) xxxReplyDelete
love it! so true xReplyDelete
All mums rock and since I became a mum I respected my own mum so much more!ReplyDelete
I am sure it is all true, I am neither a mum or a dad yet, but I did enjoy the read :o)ReplyDelete
Moms are fantastic! You know what though, even after 7 years I still have not mastered the art of the straight face. I tried so hard to contain laughter yesterday that I ended up spitting my tea across the room! xReplyDelete
This is a brilliant post, aren't we Mums fantastic. Thanks for linking up with #sundaystarsReplyDelete
Us mums are a millions things rolled into one! We are not given enough credit that's for sure..... thanks for sharing this! xReplyDelete
Hee hee this is so true - should really be getting rid of the mountains of washingReplyDelete
Great post and for me I would just love to spend one saturday afternoon in the pub like the old days!ReplyDelete
haha awesome picture of the washing... it reminds me of our home at times :-)ReplyDelete