Tuesday, 7 February 2017

15 Confessions of a Stay At Home Mum

 
After 3 babies and quite a few years of sleep deprivation I have done a few things since becoming a mummy that I'm not proud of, and I feel it is time to come clean. Please don't judge me, I'm not a bad person really.

  1. I have used my children to get out of things I have been invited to.                                                                                            
  2. I sometimes watch my partner sleeping peacefully while I have been up all night with the baby and debate whether punching him in the face is a good idea. 
  3. Some days I have cried more than the baby.
  4. I have bribed my children with biscuits, sweets, chocolate, in return for their good behaviour. Mummy 0 - Children 1.
  5. Some days I don't get dressed until it is almost dinner time, and on those days I mean have a quick shower and put on new pjs. 
  6. When a mummy friend tells me her baby is sleeping through the night, I mentally punch her in the face. 
  7. Running out of coffee reduces me to tears. 
  8. I have often told the children that mummy has a headache because I dont want to hear the recorder being played for the umpteenth time.
  9. I have skipped pages in a bedtime story just so that the children could go to bed abit earlier.
  10. Have picked sleep over nookie, Terrible, Terrible wife I hear you say, it's not that I don't love my partner, but parenting is exhausting work at times! 
  11. Running out of wine reduces me to tears.
  12. I have taken the batteries out of a noisy toy and have claimed it was broken. 
  13. I would love some Me Time, I have forgotten the meaning of this term. At the end of the day my needs are simple, having a shower, going to the toilet or finishing that hot coffee *ahem* Wine *ahem* in peace. 
  14. Everyone tells you to enjoy the time you have with your kids while they are still young, but sometimes I am just so tired and worn out, enjoying them just feels like more work! 
  15. Most days I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing, everyone thinks I have it all together, good wife, good mother, but I really don't. I'm ready to stop pretending to be perfect now. 
I may moan about my children, they drive me mad most days, they keep me up all night, but I bloody love my children, I love being a stay at home mum and I wouldn't change that for the world. 

 


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