A big warm welcome to our Bad Mummy club today to the lovely @welshmumwales who has a fab little blog www.welshmum.com so let the plea begin.
A bad mother
When I received the honour a couple of days ago and was asked to do a blog post about being a bad mother. At first I have to be honest I was absolutely thrilled and then panic began to set in and I questioned, ‘Am I really a bad mother?’ ‘How awful to be placed in that category!’
I suppose the answer is really that it depends how you feel about yourself and it is really only you that can truly quantify this status. The way I feel woe betide any mother criticising another mother about being a bad mother, they absolutely have no right it is hard enough as it is. We all suffer different challenges on a daily basis as it is and quite frankly who are we to judge?
So here goes, the reasons why I think that I am a bad mother:
* I did not give birth naturally, it was via a caesarean on both occasions.
* I went back to work when both my children were 6 months.
* I work hard and often don’t get home in time to put my children to bed.
* My children say to me on a daily basis, mummy can you take me to school. Unfortunately, I can’t – bad mother!!
* We can’t invite children over to play after school, as I am not home in time.
* I have sent my children into Nursery when they are not 100% so at least I’ll get a few hours in work and not lose my job and then wait for the phone call!
* I have given my children Nurofen to go into Nursery and not told Nursery!
* I have demanded a lot off my Nursery as I am paying for it and also I feel guilty about leaving my children there.
* I let me children wear clothes which are obviously too small for them as I haven’t got the time or money to buy new ones
* I have given my children chocolate for breakfast
* I kept my daughter in pull-ups to go to bed because I couldn’t bear the thought of getting up mid night to change beds.