12 times I feel too immature to be a mother

The other day I was pretty excited to hear Dr Dre, ‘The Next Episode’ come out of my car stereo. One of the songs from the soundtrack of my youth…I of course turned the volume up and started jigging and rapping along to it…

I admit that I completely forgot I had the kids in the back of the car until my two year old daughter yelled, “MUMMY! TOO LOUD!” She gave me a stern look in the rear view mirror that made me feel like a silly teenager. Or an embarrassing mother. And it got me thinking about all of those times I feel way too immature to be a parent.

For instance…

12 times I feel too immature to be a mother

1) I get irrationally irritated when my toddler doesn’t colour within the lines

2) And when she destroys my sandcastles

3) I frequently lol at Daddy Pig

4) Whenever my child has a bag of Pom Bears or Haribo, I have to have one too…

5) Or sometimes I just hide in the kitchen and scoff them all to myself

6) I choose clothes for my children based on how easy they will (or won’t) crease. If it requires ironing, forget it

7) Toy purchases are often based upon how much enjoyment I’ll get out of playing with them

8) It annoys me when my daughter wants to hang out in the ball pit and not come down the slides with me at soft play

9) I secretly miss clubbing. And the excuse for a 3am kebab

10) On occasion (often) I forget the rain cover for the buggy and have to resort to a muslin cloth to shield my child from a downpour

11) I’m still always running late

12) Sometimes I completely forget I have young children and start planning a night out/ a daytime session/ a holiday to Ibiza…

Please tell me it’s not just me??

Mum Muddling Through

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  1. Kim Carberry
    September 8, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    No it’s not just you! lol This did make me chuckle.
    There are times when I need to tell my girls off for something and I can’t because what they have done is so funny…..Like my youngest found a huge spider the other day and then took it upstairs and set it free in my teens room. She doesn’t like spiders….I should have told her off but couldn’t for laughing. Oops.
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  2. Jaki
    September 21, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    It’s so not just you! Please tell me others dance around the house singing to 90’s hits when no one is looking?! #coolmumclub

  3. Talya
    September 21, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Haha numbers 1 and 2 that is so me!!! You are definitely not alone here but I like to think it makes us more fun a parents? Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely xoxo
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  4. Nicole - Tales from Mamaville
    September 21, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    I can so relate with no. 1…

    And I LOVE most of my little one’s soft toys – in fact I love soft toys I see in shops too and feel sad when my son buys (another) superhero figure instead!!!
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  5. Alice | Letters to my Daughter
    September 21, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Haha, totally resonates. My OH and I are always asking who allowed us responsibility of a tiny human. There’s a MASSIVE slide in a new park in our town and it’s kind of on the way home. I’m resentful that D always gets to go down it but I can’t leave her alone at the bottom while I run up to the top to have a go. It’s a hard life! #CoolMumsClub

  6. Emma -Ettie and Me
    September 21, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    ha ha 3, 7,10 and 11… thats me!! I have to stop myself lolling outloud at some of the things Daddy Pig says! He sounds like such an old pervert!! I never have dinner made on time and allllways forget something, be it the raincover, snacks or a drink! I dont feel old enough to be an adult never mind a monther!

  7. Aleena
    September 21, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12 with the addition of dancing to ‘old’ tunes and singing into my hairbrush! So much love for this! #coolmumclub
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  8. Pen
    September 22, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    OMG, it is not just you. I do all of these. I have never even considered dressing Cygnet in clothes that need ironing. I don’t even dress myself in clothes that need ironing – life’s far too short to iron. Pen x #coolmumclub
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  9. Alana -Burnished Chaos
    September 23, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Ha ha, it’s definitely not just you, especially when it comes to haribo and pombears. I just stocked the car with haribo for my child free trip to BlogOn tomorrow and am looking forward to being able to play the radio as loud as I like and sing along. I also bought two multipacks of pombears for the kids the other day when I went shopping but they’re in a cupboard above the fridge and they have no idea they’re there, I’ve already eaten several bags 😂
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  10. Daniella
    January 25, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Haha, I’m not a mum but took my cousin to soft play today and spent 90% of my time dragging him out the ball pit and down the slides whilst he clung onto me for dear life 😂

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