We are all trying our best…but sometimes, us mums do funny, funny things.
New mothers. They are a fascinating species.
Collectively paranoid about their new roles and equally lost and confused (although some hide it better than others).
Together, let’s take a look at the different sub-species that you may come across in one of their meetings. In fact, let’s face it, you probably are one of these women.
Here are 5 kinds of mums you’ll see at Mothers’ Groups.
1. The over-sharer.
You’ve only known her five minutes, but already it feels like you were actually present at the birth of her child. That’s because she feels it is important to recount the step-by-step details of her induced labour, failed epidurals and eventual c-section.
You’ve heard details about this woman’s genitals that you wouldn’t even know about your best friends’, thanks to the fact that she constantly refers to her hoo-haa as the “exit to the birth canal” and continually refers back to “feeling like she needed to do a big poo, but it was really just the baby trying to get out of my small hips”.
It’s likely that, because she was holed up in the hospital for so long, she may have forgotten that the general public have no desire to hear how many staff members at the hospital have had the pleasure of losing their wrist watch up her fairy.
Just be nice and try and smile at the appropriate times when she tells you her birth story for the 79th time.
2. The worrier.
“Do you think it’s too sunny? Should I have purchased a specific baby suncream for him to wear from the walk from the car to the community centre? Should I have decaf in case it keeps him up? Soy milk? He has been a little gassy lately.”