A belated apology to my dear mum

learnings of a new mum


Dear Mum…

I don’t think I ever thanked you for those months at the beginning of my life when you doted on me no matter what. I confess that I was just testing you, trying to see how far I could push you – you were just so nice to me all the time…So  I played a few cruel tricks on you. Just for kicks really.

Now that I’m experiencing this first hand myself (karma hey?) I think a few apologies are long overdue. So here goes…


Taylor pretending

Taylor pretending

  • Throwing the dummy out of my crib for the seventh time that night. I decided I didn’t want it after all.
  • Letting you change my outfit and then weeing all over it in the 4 seconds you took to swap my nappy. I thought I was being funny. You clearly didn’t.
  • Pretending to be asleep every time the health visitor, midwife, friends, family visited so that you would look like a big fat fibber.
  • Letting you take ages swaddling me and then breaking out of it as soon as you put me down. I thought you were testing my motor skills.
  • Waiting until you settled down to watch the next episode of that drama you were in to and then screaming for you. I just wanted to see whodunnit.
  • Eye-balling and smiling at you during the night feeds. I knew you were trying not to look at me.
  • Crying for food for two hours and then falling back to sleep once you got up to make the bottle. I was just playing with you.

Please forgive me, I knew not what I did.

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7 Comment

  1. doriandean
    February 13, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Ha! So cute (and true).

    1. Mum in Brum
      February 18, 2015 at 10:23 am

      I’m sure the list will grow and grow 🙂

  2. You Baby Me Mummy (@YouBabyMeMummy)
    February 22, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Ha ha! Yes and as they grow up they definitely have more to apologise for! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

    1. Mum in Brum
      February 25, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      I’m sure they do! Maybe it’s the newborn’s way of preparing us for the chaos that’s to come! x

  3. Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks
    February 27, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Haha oh so true and it will grow…..and when its things like “I’m sorry for smearing poo across me, the floor, the cot and the wall” well lets just leave it there…..

    1. Mum in Brum
      March 2, 2015 at 9:13 am

      Haha so much to look forward to!

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