I was tagged by the lovely Chloe at A Twenty Something Mum in a Meme about a mummy's top 3 annoyances you'd like to see in 'Room 101'. Such a good idea, and great for a little vent! There are lots of little things that bug me so I snuck an extra one in the end as I just couldn't cut one out!
1. The Gina Ford debate
I don't really know why this is such a hot issue when it clearly for thousands of mummies and babies. My midwife nearly had a heart attack when I mentioned I was planning on doing the routine with Honey. After that I never mentioned it to many people, especially not anyone from the NHS. Honey has was breastfed for six months, slept through the night from 8 weeks and has always been the top end of the weight scale so is clearly 'thriving' as they say. I understand it doesn't work for lots of parents but why be so against it when it does work for others? I'm certainly doing it for number two if he'll let me.
2. Bright purple or orange coloured baby snacks i.e. rice cakes and crispy things.
Why oh why add such a bright food colouring to a baby food which is obviously going to get everywhere? Hands, face, hair, mussies, clothes, toys, books, buggy, mummy, daddy, the cat, you name it that colour gets on everything. So annoying! Who's ever idea it was needs a big fat cleaning bill sent to them, with a toddler and said coloured snacks to look after for the day, then they might think twice.
3. The never-ending, uber condescending "So you are not going back to work then?"
No I'm not going back to work, yes I'm lucky enough not to have to, yes I left my old job because the commute would be two hours there and back each day and I'd miss Honeys every waking minute five days a week, and actually not that its any of your business but I would like to bring up my own babies thank you very much! I get this question a lot from strangers, friends, family, other mummies, pretty much everyone. I just find it so strange that people are shocked I choose to stay at home to look after my family. I don't question others for going back to work so don't judge me!
4. Competitive parents!
You know the ones.... Their baby started walking before yours, and talking before yours, or who's baby just eats so much, or their baby sleeps 16 uninterrupted hours a night, oh and they lost all their baby weight in the first week of giving birth, and their babies have all the most expensive/coolest clothes and toys and buggy and they are basically breaking barriers in how all-round advanced they are?! Chill out ladies! Mine is perfect too, just because she's mine.
To carry on the meme I tag -
Mrs Jones at Keeping up with the Joneses
Busy Bee Mummy Bex
Emma at They Grow So Quick
Ladies if you have the time or inclination (don't worry if not!), just post your top 3 motherhood related gripes in your own 'mums 101' post, and link back to Never Bored of Bubbles so people can come and read the other posts.