I like to think I hold a relatively honest view of myself and know where my strengths and weaknesses lie.
I know that a key strength of mine is making Yorkshire pudding, I also know I am fundamentally rubbish at anything technical, like knowing how to build a website or even how to change the filter on the iron.
But the enigma for me is parenting, some days I think I am a blinding parent, and on other days I think I should have the title of mummy taken off me quicker than you can say Stacey Solomon.
It’s just bloody hard work at times no matter how many sodding parenting books you read.
Where was the book that told you how to deal with a screaming child that is having a meltdown because her brother looked at her with a stare that “hurt her cheek”.
Where is the parenting guidelines for when your daughter tries to sniff her brothers bottom in a shared changing room.
And for the love of god please someone tell me how we mothers are supposed to cope with the very act of mothering whilst simultaneously trying not to drink wine mid week…
Does anyone know where I can submit a request for annual leave?
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