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10 Mum things I totally do now.

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! 




  1. March 14, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    This is brilliant. As I read this I realize I am also a mum. I recall my mother nagging me about wearing a vest, keeping my back and feet warm and me thinking bla bla blah. So funny we all become our mums in the end

    • March 14, 2016 / 12:40 pm

      Isn’t it just!! I could go on thinking about it, I’m all mum!

  2. March 15, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    I now have a card box and present drawer! (And buy bits when they are on special offer to be presents). I also bring spare jumpers out for the kids and am very fond of packed lunches (which I used to think was a cringe thing my mum did on days out).

  3. March 15, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    I read through this post thinking “Yep”, “Yep”, Yep”! I too am in full Mum mode it seems! Different priorities now i guess. #Abitofeverything

  4. March 16, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    My favourite has to be #10…that’s my line exactly. If it’s not on the calendar it ain’t happening I do the same with the shopping list too…if you want something or you finish something please put it on the list (my Munchkins are old enough for that level of responsibility, lol. Great post! x

  5. March 17, 2016 / 5:32 am

    Love this! I managed to fend off being my mum for 42 years and then she died and I started noticing that I was doing ‘mum’ kid of stuff – maybe she’s haunting me ha ha. I think mum mode comes to us all. It’s best we just accept it, like the menopause. 😉 #abitofeverything

  6. March 18, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    It is crazy the things you never thought you’d do that you do now you are a mum. I too have a present drawer and cardboard boxes are the best. Thanks for linking #abitofeverything xx

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