Have a laugh on me

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Mums should support not stab other mums


Another day, another shit fight in public.

This morning we got No.1’s Prep uniform, she was super excited and fortunately we are friends and neighbours with the P&C President (some of you will know the benefits of this) so could hang out back.

To amuse No.2 I gave him my phone and he played some dinosaur game but then got the shits with it and threw on the ground and gave it a little kick for good measure.

Of course I took it off him, despite his protests, which lasted for 15 minutes!

“I want my dinosaurrrrr gggaaammme” – he said this over and over and over, tearing streaming down his face.

We then had to visit the reception to book an appointment and he was still howling, much to the disgust of the other mother waiting.

The bitch must have perfect kids the way she was looking at me in disgust at the show my kids were putting on.

I explained very loudly why he couldn’t have the dinosaur game so everyone knew there was a good reason I was torturing my child.

We left the office and out into the school grounds, past dozens more disapproving eyes and made it to the car!

It got me thinking about why other mothers can’t just ignore other mums and kids when they’re having a meltdown?

I don’t even bat an eyelid when I hear a child, shout or throw themselves on the floor behind me at the supermarket – out of respect for the poor mother who has to deal with said child.

You can understand why old people give you the evil shit eye, because they’re old, cantankerious and probably haven’t had sex in years so are very uptight.

Also probably because back in their day if a child had acted that way they wouldn’t be able to sit down for a week after arse smacking they got for such rude behaviour.

But surely mums can band together and pretend to ignore other mum’s kids when they’re being little turds.

I make a point of it, if I catch their eye, or they mumble embarassingly, I tell them that their kids are practically angels compared to my horrors, just to make the poor bugger feel slightly better.

So come on mums, don’t stick the knife in, stick together!!


My virgin link up with Flo Yo Blog Friday


Author: Have A Laugh On Me

I'm a mum to three, write from home and I rarely cook, craft or clean but admire those who do. I try to live by the mantra that there's no point in worrying about something that might not happen! Be warned this is not a fluffy, sweet mummy blog, rather a place where you can cringe, laugh and be shocked at my brutally honest take on my life.

10 thoughts on “Mums should support not stab other mums

  1. I don’t really pay much attention to others tantrums anymore either…just eternally thankful its not my child doing it at that moment! I do admit though that when parents are letting their children run wild in shops and restaurants (eg. not tantrums but poorly controlled), I do give them “you should control your children” look.

  2. Couldn’t agree with you more. Not only do I ignore another child’s tantrum / loud behaviour etc, I try and make eye contact with the Mum to offer a smile of solidarity.

  3. Great to see you popping your FYBF cherry 🙂
    I agree that an empathetic glance can help empower a struggling Mum – most of us have been there at some stage and heck, how hard is it to at least acknowledge the sisterhood with a bit of compassion????

    • Yes you’re so right, it’s tough enough being a women in a man’s world, imagine if all the women united, we’d be the ones running the world. Mind you, you could argue that we are, because behind every powerful man is an even smarter woman!

  4. Congrats on you FYBF debut.

    I’m with you – a sympathetic smile is so much better than a scowl!

    Gabs x

  5. I had a very nasty run in with another mum a few months ago. She was an absolute bitch. I reckon she was just having her own personal issues and that it really wasn’t about me.
    But yes, agreed. Why can’t we stick together? This mothering gig is hard enough as it is. Where do people find the time to be such bitches.

    • I’m sorry to hear that – I’ve been there myself, and I think you are completely right, the person usually has a chip on their shoulder or their own issues and they project these on to someone else. I wonder whether some mums are too competitive to stick together?! But it would be nice if we could all try and have each others backs! Nice to hear from you, thanks 🙂

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