If Facebook and Instagram are to be believed, they’re everywhere.
But there’s another kind of mum out there that we should celebrate. Mums who are perhaps not quite perfect. They’re the ones who pin interesting lunch box ideas to their boards knowing full well the chance of actually making said baked goods is slim to none.
They’re the mums who look the other way when they see their kids eating junk from between the car seats. The ones who forget the drink bottle more often than they remember it. The ones who are, how do I say, uh normal.
So to counteract the overwhelming amount of perfect mums out there making craft, baking healthy treats and providing educational stimuli to their kids, I’m kicking us off with a celebration of ‘mum fails’ from the rest of us.
I put the call out on social media and it appears there might be quite a lot of us. Here are some of my favourite mum fails from the week. I'm not saying which ones are mine.
“I fed the kids salmon for dinner at 5pm. My husband and I then went to eat our dinner around 7:30pm and realised that the fish was bad. I spent the night cuddling my poor food poisoned child as he vomited constantly all me” #mumfail
"I dropped my iphone on my daughter's head while I was breastfeeding her" #mumfail
“I taught my kids to call McDonald’s the ‘Chippy shop’ because it doesn’t sound as bad when I have to bribe them in public." #mumfail
“Our dryer broke and I wasn’t able to wash and dry all the laundry because it had been raining. I encouraged my son to wear the same pair of undies three days in a row because they passed the smell test and there were no obvious stains”. #mumfail