There are things that are so stereotypically ‘Mum’ that I do now, with no shame at all!
1. Spit on a tissue to clean my kids’ faces. Sometimes it’s the only option!
2. Buy clothes that cover my kidneys. And state that things that don’t cover my kidneys are so impractical. All my tops are long now!
3. Wear slippers. I used to laugh at this and pride myself on my hardiness even in the depths of winter. What an idiot! Now I revel in my pink, woolly, warm slippers!
4. Opt for comfort over style. Yes those heels are beautiful but those walking trainers are so much more practical!!
5. Wear a rucksack. There was a time when I would avoid a rucksack like the plague, and if I did, would wear one strap only. Defeat the point much?! One bad back later and it’s 2 straps all the way! Plus you can get so much in them!!
6. Take a coat. A proper thick warm one. I don’t give a monkeys if it ruins my outfit, it’s COLD out there!
7. Buy sensible underwear. This needs no explanation! Well, I say sensible, I have dinosaur, Wonder Woman & marvel pants but nothing that will give me a foot of butt crack while I’m heaving myself in and out of the soft play!
8. Offer to call for an ambulance/ prepare for an amputation when there is a ridiculous amount of fuss over a grazed knee.
9. Keep ‘driving shoes’ in the car. For the very rare occasions I go out in heels. It’s so dangerous otherwise!
10. I have a diary & a family calendar. And I actually write in them. And if I don’t it doesn’t happen. I also say things like ‘if it’s not on the calendar it isn’t happening’ to my husband!! They are full of ‘perfect days out’ usually involving a National Trust property & a picnic. 😃
I feel I have reached ‘peak mum’ & as I sit here in my flat boots with my warm coat & sensible rucksack next to me, my kidneys well covered and toasty warm, I couldn’t care a bit! 😊 I also take photos like below which will absolutely cripple my children with embarrassment when they are older! Mwahhahahahaha! And far too many photos of flowers. I’m getting really into the idea, (yes, just the idea!), of gardening!