Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Did you ever watch that programme 'Room 101'? I remember watching it when I should have been in bed when I was younger and then playing it with my friends the next day on the bus to school. The answers in the morning would reflect things like 'getting up early' etc, all things teenagers despise-that sort of thing. Then the answers on the way home would reflect whichever teacher/frined/enemy had especially annoyed us during that day. Teenagers are a force to be reconned with don't you know?!
So when the very lovely Mummy's Cheeky Monkey tagged me in a MEME about a Mums Room 101, I was very excited to get stuck in, however I did realise narrowing it down to three choices was going to proove a little tricky!
However after much deliberating I now have my three mummy pet hates to send to Room 101:
1. The Tuts/Looks/Judgements you get when you're child misbehaves.
My son is only 19 months old but he has perfected the art of tantrums down to a tea already. I love the bones of him but he does like to make his presence known, especially when he's not getting his own way. I find that when your child misbehaves/throws tantrums/behaves like a monster in publis you get judged as a bad parent and face tuts, whispers etc. It really frustrates me because the people who look down on YOU (not your child who's having the tantrum may I add) seem to have either forgotten what young children are like, or have never had children and shouldn't pass judgement anyway! All young children have tantrums, heck my 26 year old boyfriend still throws strops in the supermarket when I won't let him have sweets, so really children having them is to be expected. But the judgements you face after said tantrums-off to room 101 you go!
2.Annoying toy music/songs etc
This is quite broad but for the amount of toys our children have and the amount of television they like to watch, isn't it about time the music they play or their theme tunes became a little less tedios for us adults to listen to?! Especially when we have to listen to them all day long! My son doesn't have one noise making toy that doesn't drive me bonkers and I honestly can still hear some of them in my head when the day ends and I go to bed. Plus theme tunes get stuck in my head too and before I know it I'm humming the Peppa Pig theme tune in the post office and playing Mickey Mouse on my ipod-these annoying tunes need to be sent to room 101 for my sanity!
3. Sleepless nights
I think that babies should be born with the ability to sleep through the night. Period. I think we would all parent better if we never had to break our own sleeping patterns and I think Mummies and Daddies without sleep deprivation will be more prepared for playtimes, tantrums and everything else the day holds. I know that when I've had enough sleep I'm 'normal'ish but without sleep I'm like the boogey man; ready to pounce on unsuspecting children (mine) and moan and grumble my way through the day until bedtime...which doesn't always last for long enough!
So those are mine, what would yours be? Emily at Never Bored of Blowing Bubbles has started this linky so head over to her blog for more! To carry on this MEME I tag the following to join in:
Ashleigh at Milk Teeth Mummy
Ella at Honey's Mummy
Laura at The Life and Times of the Working Mum
Rachel at Mummy Glitzer
Kate at Makeshift Mummy