I Definitely Did Not…

…let the kids watch cartoons in my bedroom this morning just to get another 20 minutes of sleep.

…or ply Max with cookies and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse so I could write this post.

Nope, not me, I’m a Good Mum really.

I would never leave them on their own while I have a shower.

Or outside to play while I catch up on Twitter.

I’d definitely not ever put Max into his room for a nap just because I wanted one myself.

Or get Zack settled downstairs with a snack and the cbeebies website so I could enjoy said nap that I didn’t have.

I’m not the sort of mum who’d take the kids out for ice cream, even if they’ve been naughty, just to get them to shut up (and get to have an ice cream herself). That would just be wrong, and send the wrong signals, right?

And I certainly wouldn’t let them get away with snatching things from each other when I was so knackered I just couldn’t be bothered arguing.

Nope, not me. I’m a Good Mum really…

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  1. October 7, 2010 / 12:10 am

    LOVE IT!
    And I love that you are looking after yourself!
    You’re a brilliant mum!

    And *I’m* not the kind of Mum that buys the damn chocolate bar at the checkout just to shut the kid up!

  2. October 7, 2010 / 12:44 am

    *Phew*, it would appear I’m a good mum too. Good to know.
    Keep up all that good work and looking forward to meeting you at MrsW’s photowalk (well, the wine part anyway). 🙂

  3. October 7, 2010 / 12:47 am

    Haha, I’ve not done almost all those things myself! 🙂

  4. October 7, 2010 / 12:50 am

    You wouldn’t take them to McDonalds just because you couldn’t be arsed cooking, or let them have two bags of crisps in a row just so you could play online either, would you? No? Oh, me neither. 😉

  5. October 7, 2010 / 9:50 am

    No, I’d never do any of those things. I’d also never send them to their room just to some peace and quiet, pretend I haven’t noticed them sneaking the biscuits out of the cupboard to erm…get some peace and quiet and spend just a few more minutes reading blogs…not me, nope, no siree

  6. October 7, 2010 / 9:52 am

    Oh no, I’d NEVER let them do that… not at all! I have no idea how those crisp wrappers get under my bed… it can’t be the kids! 😉

  7. October 7, 2010 / 9:53 am

    No, I never do any of those things either. Who would do such things?? 😉

  8. October 7, 2010 / 9:55 am

    Hahaahaaa. I don’t do any of those things either!

  9. October 7, 2010 / 9:57 am

    Nope I’d never do an of those things either ;0) and I certainly wouldn’t take a certain computer game away just because I’m sick of hearing about it……… nope not me, never 🙂

  10. Becky
    October 7, 2010 / 9:58 am

    And I never say go downstairs and watch tv on a saturday morning so I can have a lie in…

    Or let them go to bed in day clothes as too tired to argue over pjs

  11. October 7, 2010 / 10:02 am

    You know, it doesn’t take a mom to not to do any of the things you have just described. Just a parent with nerves of steel and high ground morals.

    Like the lot of us.

    C out

  12. October 7, 2010 / 10:33 am

    It would have to be someone pretty awful huh? 😉

  13. October 7, 2010 / 10:33 am

    Noo, not at all! 🙂

  14. October 7, 2010 / 10:34 am

    Oh definitely not! (thanks for the tip… 😉 )

  15. October 7, 2010 / 10:35 am

    Oh no, I definitely never do that either! 😉

  16. October 7, 2010 / 10:35 am

    Very well said! 🙂 hehe

  17. October 7, 2010 / 10:42 am

    Nope, I don’t do those things either. 😀

  18. October 7, 2010 / 11:24 am

    omg – I think I have almost exactly the same list of things that I wouldn’t do.

  19. October 7, 2010 / 11:40 am

    Glad to hear it! 😉

  20. October 7, 2010 / 11:40 am

    We are not alone then! 😀 I think I’ve even picked up a few tips from the comments here… yay! 🙂

  21. October 7, 2010 / 1:08 pm

    Oh no, I never do that! 😉

  22. October 7, 2010 / 1:09 pm

    Ooh yay you’re coming along! Can’t wait to meet you! Two sleeps!! 😀 (I don’t do wine though… it’ll be vodka mixers and jaegerbombs for me… ;))

  23. October 7, 2010 / 1:10 pm

    You are definitely a Good Mum then! 😉

  24. October 7, 2010 / 1:10 pm

    Nooo definitely not… and I definitely wouldn’t put them to bed early so I can chat to friends online either. Not me! 😉 x

  25. October 7, 2010 / 1:40 pm

    I have heard tell of these Jaegerbombs…perhaps in the interests of research….
    See you then! 🙂

  26. October 7, 2010 / 9:42 pm

    Glad you got a giggle from it! 😉 x

  27. October 7, 2010 / 9:47 pm

    I was about to copy and paste your first line here and say, there is nothing wrong with that! But then I think that THERE IS NOTHING WRONG with the rest of it either! 🙂


  28. October 7, 2010 / 10:24 pm

    Hehe that’s the point! Anything that you Definitely Don’t Do that you could add to the list? 😉

  29. October 8, 2010 / 12:36 am

    Nope! A big fat NO over here too.; )

  30. Tanya
    October 8, 2010 / 4:28 am

    I don’t do any of those things either. 😀

  31. October 8, 2010 / 8:56 am

    We’ve all been there Flower so don’t worry! Whose looking anyway!

  32. October 8, 2010 / 9:11 am

    At least we know it’s not just us! 😉

  33. October 8, 2010 / 9:12 am

    Oooh I used to do that, before I was single… now they get to go away for a whole weekend or more! 😉

  34. October 8, 2010 / 9:12 am

    You’re a Good Mum too then! 😀

  35. October 8, 2010 / 9:15 am

    You are not alone! 😉

  36. October 8, 2010 / 9:16 am

    Indeed! I don’t think any parent could ever *not* have done these things at some point or other! 🙂

  37. October 8, 2010 / 11:09 am

    Hehe.. I think I have done all of the above!! 🙂

  38. October 8, 2010 / 1:52 pm

    Well you’re definitely not alone there! 🙂

  39. October 8, 2010 / 8:47 pm

    Hi Tilly! They don’t really agree to nap, but if Max is in his room I can put the stairgate on it so he can’t get out and he’ll happily play with all his toys etc… 😉

  40. October 9, 2010 / 8:48 pm

    I never ‘ignore’ the fact the kids have eaten 20 biscuits but no veg in a day so I can avoid arguments, or pretend I’m asleep at 5am when the kids get up so hubs gets up instead.
    Seriously, there are some really bad Mums out there, aren’t there?! x

  41. October 9, 2010 / 9:15 pm

    No, I’d never do that either! 😉

  42. October 10, 2010 / 10:35 am

    Then you are also a Good Mum! 😉

  43. October 11, 2010 / 10:03 pm

    Excellent post. We should all pick this up as a meme (is that what one of those things are called?) Gutted that I didn’t get to meet you for the photowalk. I look forward to reading your posts.


  44. October 12, 2010 / 12:55 am

    Hmm that is very tempting… though I surely ‘don’t do’ enough things that it could be a weekly thing… 😉

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