That awful moment when…

No one said parenting and motherhood in particular was going to be glamorous. There are some very yummy mummies out there but let’s face it if you get to the end of the day without being covered in at least one of the following:

  • milk
  • sick
  • poo
  • wee
  • food
  • snot
  • dribble
  • pen
  • paint
  • chalk
  • glue

…then something is wrong.

Now, this applies both those at work and home and of course those that do both.

I don’t know how any mother of children under 12 makes it through the day without wearing at least one thing from the above list, most will be wearing at least three from the list at any one time in my experience!


As well as dealing with the above fashion accessories there are those awful moments when…

  • You happen to glance in the rear view mirror before stepping onto the school yard in the morning only to realise you only plucked one eyebrow…
  • You answer the door to get the post, sign for a parcel, baby in hand, marveling at your ability to multitask and realise a few minutes later you had one nipple hanging out as they had arrived as you were feeding…
  • You feel as if everyone at swimming lessons is looking at you in a funny way, only to be told by your 8 year old that you look like an old lady because you didn’t rub your dry shampoo in…
  • You arrive at the swimming pool, expertly get yourself and four children changed and marvel at the fact everyone has everything they need and then realise to your horror you only addressed HALF of your bikini line in the shower that morning…
  • You are getting changed for bed and realise you have been walking around ALL DAY covered in a suspicious looking mess that NOBODY told you about!

Oh …the utter shame of it all!

Why do these things happen? Well, it is really very simple…we are busy and we are constantly being distracted by other things.

It’s a very good job that I can laugh about this and these four little faces certainly make it all easier!

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  1. So very true! My twins are almost three now, but when they were younger I used to rock them to sleep. I'd myself in work, in the middle of a meeting, just rocking back and forth because I was so used to the motion! I'd do it without noticing Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  2. Haha! I'm amazed you manage to pluck even one eye brow – I keep repeatedly noticing how atrocious my eyebrows are looking but never when I'm near a pair of tweezers. Gah!!

    Great post 🙂 thanks for linking up xxx #Thelist

  3. Yep to all of this! Today I got puked on in my hair and down my top while out and about and had no change of clothes so just had to wipe up best I could and hope I didn’t smell too badly. The other one is going out without your children and realising you have a sticker on you. And no one ever points this out! #fridayfrolics

  4. This did make me chuckle. I gave up wearing black tops for a while due to the snot trails my daughter likes to leave on my tops and the amount of times I forgot to clip my bra back up when I was breastfeeding!

  5. I sometimes wonder if there is a postman in the world who hasn’t been flashed at by a breastfeeding mother! I like to even things up in the swimming pool by not dealing with my bikini line at all! #effitfriday

  6. lol, I did the dry shampoo thing yesterday to my Physio for a knee check up. He kept looking at me funny then very politely pointed out “you’ve got something in your hair?”
    He’s about 28, very good looking, glamorous and hasn’t got kids… I was mortified but he did at least laugh with me when I explained although was probably laughing at me too after I left!! ?


  7. Ha, so true. There’s always something to distract you, always something else that needs doing before you leave the house. I get the little ones dressed, try to brush my son’s teeth, and oh look my daughter’s stripped off and is running around without her knickers up. There just isn’t enough time in the day to get things done.

    I can completely take poo and wee in my stride, but vomit is another thing entirely. Hate it when the sickness bug hits our house. #effitfriday

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