By MAMAMIA TEAM
What happens when you take three twenty somethings, remove them from the hipster inner suburbs of Sydney and give them a few kids to look after for a weekend?
That’s what we’re going find out in a new series of posts we’re calling ‘The CHUX Challenge’.
Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored by CHUX. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100% authentic and written in their own words.
To test whether today’s Gen Y can cope with whatever life Chux at them. And to see if our Mamamia mums can sit back and have a laugh.
Motherhood. We’re going to take three childless Mamamia writers and have them swap lives with three Mamamia mothers for a day.
The twenty-somethings (who think they’ve got this in the bag):
Rosie, Mamamia Rogue Editor. Rosie is 27 years old, shares a two bedroom apartment in the inner-city and considers wine a food-group. She also prioritises TV above all else and doesn’t understand people who say ‘they don’t have time’ to watch it.
Kahla, iVillage writer. Kahla is 24 and lives with two housemates in inner Sydney and struggles enough to manage her own life (cereal for dinner, anyone?) let alone that of a child’s. Due to the distinct lack of kids in her life, she’s far more comfortable and experienced with infant animals than with infant humans – although she does think they’re adorable.
Lucy, Mamamia Deputy Editor. Lucy is 26 and lives with three others in a Redfern share house, rides one of those hipster bikes with no gears and regularly forgets to go grocery shopping. Lucy boasts that she was once loved babysitting kids, but the truth is that her version of babysitting kids involved turning up after the kids had gone to bed, raiding the pantry and watching TV until the parents came home.
The mothers (who probably fear for the safety of their kids):
Kate Hunter, Mamamia contributing editor. Kate is a mum of three – Ben, 12, Annabel, 9, and Sally, 7. As for what she’s expecting from the CHUX Challenge:
‘So Mum,’ said Annabel, 10, ‘Who’s this lady who’s taking us out for the day?’
‘Her name is Rosie,’ I said.
‘And is she nice?’ asked Sally, 7. ‘Does she like children?’
‘I think so. I haven’t actually met her. But I talk to her, on Skype.’
‘You’re sending us into the city for the day with someone you know from THE INTERNET?’ This from Ben. At 12, he’s all about digital citizenry.