It’s that time again! Are you ready for this months installment of Oh My Blog! Just in case you missed February’s edition – I’ll pretend I’m not offended but really I am – Oh My Blog is a monthly interview series, where fellow bloggers come together to answer a series of questions on a specific theme. It’s a great opportunity to get acquainted with a whole range of bloggers, some of whom you may not have heard of before, and learn a little more about them!
This month, the theme is Mums (because it’s Mother’s Day soon!) and hosting this month is Sammie who blogs over at Porridge and Parenting
- How long have you been a mum? Introduce us to your children
My daughter will be 3 in June, so almost 3 years! Her name is Isabelle and she is a wild blonde haired little beauty.
- What’s been the best thing about it so far
The best thing is watching her learn. It amazes me that every single day she seems to be doing something new or saying something new. I find it fascinating!
- Best baby brain story. More dozy the better!
Oh god there are so many. When she was only a few days old I completely forgot how to operate the clasp on her pram. For some reason I had strapped her in (even though she was a newborn and lying flat?!) and I couldn’t for the life of my undo the straps. I was at a family party and people were asking for a cuddle and I felt like the worst mum in the world being unable to even get her out of her pram!
- You’ve won the lottery (yay!) What is the first thing that you buy for yourself? (Not for the kiddies!)
I would pay off all of our debt (mortgage etc) and book a holiday to Disneyland Florida!
- What’s the first thing you do once the kids have gone to bed?
Put all of the toys away in the lounge, close the curtains and turn on the lamp. I like the lounge to be all cosy and tidy and look pretty. It makes me feel relaxed.
- What are your plans for Mother’s Day this year?
I am hoping that my husband grants me a lie in and they bring me breakfast in bed! Maybe even a cheeky lunch out if I’m lucky.
- What are you most looking forward to in the years to come as a mum?
I feel like I will be a good mum of a school aged child so I’m looking forward to just parenting her as she gets older. I think there is so much pressure to be loving it and good at every stage of childhood but I have this image in my head of us going out for little lunches, shopping, snuggling up and watching movies, making dinner together etc. That could be a little idealistic, but my husband works nights and it will be nice when she is of an age to stay up in the evening with me watching girly films and eating pizza! Like my little best friend.
- What’s the best Mother’s Day present you’ve ever received?
Hmm… I bought myself a necklace for mother’s day last year which I loved but it broke. I don’t think I’ve really had a present yet, she’s only 2!
- Did you do anything special or specific to announce that you were going to become a mum?
We were really excited and announced at like 6 weeks pregnant, just by text. Nothing special.
- What’s the biggest way you’ve changed since becoming a mum? Aside from now having a small human to take care of, obviously.
I think I stress a lot more and I am a lot more anxious. I overthink every little detail of every outing, trying to make sure we all enjoy ourselves.
- What’s the one thing you wish someone had told you about becoming a mum?
How lonely it can be. Even though you are with someone else all day (your baby) you can go days without adult conversation unless you put yourself out there.
- Be honest here… have you passed any of your bad habits on to your kids yet? We promise, we won’t judge.
Oh god so many. I caught her saying ‘for godsake!’ at her tights the other day when she couldn’t get them on. She also has my temper and is a bit shouty.
- What is your absolute must-have item now that you’re a parent? One thing you can’t leave the house without or need for your kid’s bedtime. What’s integral to your daily life now?
WET WIPES. For everything. All the time. Forever.
- What’s the weirdest mum conversation you’ve found yourself having? Be it with your child, your partner or even a fellow mum? We all know we end up talking about weird stuff.
I talk about poo an awful lot. How much there is, consistency, shape, size, regularity. I also find myself having to coach her through having a poo quite regularly, as she doesn’t like it. It’s like being someone’s birth partner. At least once a day.
- Finally, what’s the biggest lesson your time as a mum has taught you?
That I am really not as important as I thought I was before I had kids. Someone else is now.
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