I’ve been a mummy for over 15 months now and today I realised some things really niggle me.
1. People parking in parent and toddler spaces who don’t have a child with them. It’s a nightmare getting a baby or toddler in and out of a car seat, never mind when there is no space to open the door fully. These spaces exist for a reason. Just don’t do it. Please.
2. Parent and toddler spaces where there is no extra space on the passenger side! You know the ones where spaces have a coloured section between spaces to allow doors to open, instead of just wider spaces.
3. Older children in the toddler soft play areas…. Today in the toddler area there were children in school uniforms. So so so annoying. The recommended age for the child area is 2-3 years maximum!
4. The constant talk of sleep and lack of sleep…. Oh wait I’m SO guilty of this one, but it’d be lovely to have a conversation without mentioning our little ones at all. It’s just so hard to do. I think it must just come with being a mummy.
5. Having to sign up for 10 week baby classes. Ok some are 6 weeks, but sometimes it’d be nice just to turn up a few times.
6. Having a car or pushchair load of spare clothes as trying to figure out how to dress little one is so difficult, and the weather changes a gazillion times a day.
7. Everyone has an opinion on if she’s dressed too warmly, too few layers, should have a hat on. Yeah right! Like she’ll keep that on! And, don’t get me started on mittens or the pullover mits – that’s a major toddler tantrum cause!
8. Mr Tumble. Enough said, I just don’t like his programmes. So-blooming-annoying.
9. The breastfeeding debate, the breastfeeding is the only way brigade, the bottle dispisers. ?I loved breastfeeding, I’d be gutted if I couldn’t do it in the future, but my daughter did get one bottle a day. She was badly tongue-tied, we gave her one bottle a day so we didn’t get admitted to hospital… Actually hubby did, it was his bonding time, while I recovered from the trauma and to be honest, often sat pumping milk.
10. The fact I player doesn’t have more Hey Duggee episodes. H loves Duggee and after a few weeks of teething and illnesses we’ve had quite a few sofa days, so I really could do with some new episodes please! Oh and Channel 5, H has just got into Peppa Pig so 5 episodes is not enough.?I’ve just discovered how to find all the other episodes… so if there are any more than the 50-odd you have, I’d be very greatfull 🙂
11. The ‘looks’. Being a parent means you get judged and mostly you get looks from non-parents. You get looks from other parents, the elderly, the young, the ?twenty-something’s, the grandparents. My daughter gets excited in the shopping trolly, some people find it cute, some say hello, some laugh, some glare, some scowl, and some think you shouldn’t be out with a child. ?I think parents quickly develop a thicker skin…. It doesn’t bother me as much now, I make a point of smiling at everyone, unless they parked in the parent and child space without a child. Then I glare. Then I tell Toddler H how these spaces are ‘for people with children and they don’t have children so they shouldn’t be parked here…‘
12. Chocolate – please don’t judge me if I don’t feed H cakes and chocolate all the time. She might try a few small crumbs here and there, but that is all. She’s not that taken by it, she loves her fruit.
13. The “we’ll have to ask mummy if you are allowed xxxx” comments…. No, I don’t see why she would eat Chocolate at 7 months, or salty foods, or sugary foods. ‘Baby food’ exists for a reason as does fruit and veg, and baby led weaning. As does a blender for homemade non-salty dinners and smoothies. Actually, as does Ella’s Kitchen and Organix – my go to convenience foods and pouches.
14. Poonamis as a newborn. I think the flapping arms and legs cycling away didn’t help either. It’s been a long time since we had these, we now have a few occasional off days around teething, but they’re no where near as bad, but they bring it all back!
15. Teething. Everything comes down to teething, everything can be blamed on teething, and everything revolves around those pesky-little-horrible-scream-inducing-teeth. I don’t like them, they cause my baby pain.
Can you tell it’s been one of those days? A teething, no parent and child spaces, soft play day. Do you have any ‘mummy tantrums’ you’d add to my top 15 list?
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