Yo, it’s fine

This motherhood thingy is tough at times. You long for a cute little baby to dress up and take for walks in sunny parks – then before you know it you are exhausted from all that they need. They kind of need feeding, washing, educating (stuff like that!). I am almost eight years in so I now consider myself an expert, qualified, someone who wings it on a daily basis. So in my advice-giving mode I would just like to say:

Yo, it’s fine…

  • …to accidentally forget to change the baby’s nappy for five hours so it looks like a blow up pillow
  • …to be a bit (a lot) bored pushing the children on the swing
  • ….to say you have a work deadline so your man has to do bath time and then get a bit lost in Facebook
  • …to remember a school party ten minutes before it starts and have to nip to Tesco for a card and ten pounds cash back
  • …to serve beans on toast every once and a while 
  • ….to laugh when the children jump on your husband as he walks through the door begging him to play on the trampoline *so long sucker*
  • …to Febreze the uniforms after you forgot to get them out of the washing basket all weekend
  • …to say “yes that’s fine” when they have eaten one pea and half a boiled potato because you just can’t be bothered with the argument sometimes
  • …to hide the My Little fecking Pony DVD in the bin
  • …to start counting down the minutes to bedtime from 3.30pm tea time
  • …to do the school run in your gym gear and then change your mind and go home and eat jam on toast
  • …to let them watch back to back Scooby Doo while you watch Made in Chelsea in the other room
  • …to secretly check out Twitter whilst listening to them read before bed
  • …to borrow money from their piggy bank to pay for your take away/the window cleaner
  • …to bribe the children with chocolate buttons so they don’t tell daddy that you swore in the car (again!)
  • …to bribe the children with chocolate buttons so they don’t tell daddy that you gave them beans on toast (again!)
  • …to finish off their homework at 8.35am the morning it’s due in
  • …to ensure you get the Friday feeling by cracking open a beer tinnie at six o’clock – makes bath time way more fun
  • …to totally rip this off from Glamour’s Hey, it’s okay (ssh no one tell them – can’t face another scandal. I’ve only just recovered from the Robbie stalker claims).
Me relaxing before children

Me now relaxing with little friends (or something like it)*

* This was after I started the bicycle pump therapy where someone comes in every day and pumps you up a little bit more – highly recommended if you want feel like poo and to look at old clothes and weep for fun like. All is aces.

13 Comments on Yo, it’s fine

  1. normaleverydaylife
    June 4, 2014 at 6:05 pm (6 years ago)

    Great picture of you! Pre-kid pics can definitely bring tears! :). I tell my kids (and myself) it's fine and you're fine many times a day. If you're a mom doing fine, then you're a rock star in my book!

  2. Kerrie McGiveron
    June 4, 2014 at 7:29 pm (6 years ago)

    Awww lovely picture! I am SO GLAD that all of the things on the above list are cool. Because if they're not then I am a VERY BAD MOTHER!! xxx :)

  3. Amy C
    June 4, 2014 at 7:51 pm (6 years ago)

    LOVE THIS!!! Especially the 'yo' :) xxx

  4. Wally Mummy
    June 4, 2014 at 8:43 pm (6 years ago)

    ha πŸ˜‰ yeah – all totally fine :))) x (fucking hope so anyway for my own sake! lol) x

  5. Alison Bloomer
    June 5, 2014 at 8:25 am (6 years ago)

    Yeah they are so cool it hurts (I am a wise old woman after all) x

  6. Alison Bloomer
    June 5, 2014 at 8:25 am (6 years ago)

    Yo Bro' – I am down with the kids haha x

  7. Alison Bloomer
    June 5, 2014 at 8:27 am (6 years ago)

    We are beyond epic at this parenting stuff – high five us x

  8. Hurrah For Gin
    June 5, 2014 at 12:53 pm (6 years ago)

    So with you on nearly all of these! especially secretly checking twitter – am terrible at that πŸ˜‰ x

  9. Judith Hurrell
    June 6, 2014 at 5:19 pm (6 years ago)

    Beans on toast EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE?! It's a staple over here… Great post hon x

  10. Aimee
    June 12, 2014 at 10:17 am (6 years ago)

    LOVE this! This is me.

  11. Suzanne W
    March 30, 2015 at 5:30 pm (5 years ago)

    Ha ha love this. Seen it, done it, worn the t-shirt. Especially checking out twitter whilst faking interest in the latest reading material *ahem*.


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