Oh My Blog is a monthly interview series, where fellow bloggers come together to answer a series of questions on a specific theme. This is a chance 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 we’re hosting my very good friend Sarah from Boo, Roo & Tigger Too! This lady is the reason I actually attend events outside of Norfolk, she gives me the kick up the bum I need, so I am very happy to tell you all about her!
1.How long have you been a mum? Introduce us to your children.
I’ve been a mum for just over 10 years – I feel so old when I say it like that! I have three children, Roo 10y, Tigger 6y and Piglet 1y (not their real names but you’d be surprised at how many people think I actually called them that).
2. What’s been the best thing about it so far?
Unconditional love. Whilst they can drive me to distraction they are also there when I need them. They pick me up after a bad day, they make me laugh and give the best cuddles.
3.Best baby brain story. More dozy the better!
Due to baby brain I can’t really remember any fantastic ones. I have the standard putting things in the wrong places stories but nothing exciting.
4. You’ve won the lottery (yay!) What is the first thing that you buy for yourself? (Not for the kiddies!)
A brand new pair of GHD’s. I couldn’t live without my straighteners and the chance to update them to a new set (mine are almost 6 years old) would be fantastic.
5.What’s the first thing you do once the kids have gone to bed?
Other than pick up toys from the floor, load the dishwasher, empty the washing machine etc.? Probably make myself a drink, I’m forever filling up the kids juice cups but always forget to drink enough so I make up for it on an evening (just squash though – I’m teetotal).
6.What are your plans for Mother’s Day this year?
Nothing at the moment. I’m hoping to invite my hubby’s family over for food or maybe pop to a local restaurant.
7.What are you most looking forward to in the years to come as a mum?
The Sunday get togethers where we are can reconnect as a family and I get to hear about what they have been upto all week.
8.What’s the best Mother’s Day present you’ve ever received?
It’s the handmade cards that mean the most. Those special handprints when they aren’t able to write yet or the scruffy scribbles as they are just learning that melt my heart.
9.Did you do anything special or specific to announce that you were going to become a mum?
Not really. We just shared a photo of the scan on our Facebook profiles announcing that version 1/2/3 would be joining us and the due date.
10.What’s the biggest way you’ve changed since becoming a mum? Aside from now having a small human to take care of, obviously.
The ability to decide on the spur of the moment to go to the cinema or out for dinner etc. Date nights have to be planned far in advance and hope that none of the children get ill or the babysitter cancels.
11.What’s the one thing you wish someone had told you about becoming a mum?
How you gain a small human to look after but at the same time lose a part of your identity. Suddenly you become a mum and that is what you then become know as, rather than just us as an individual.
12.Be honest here… have you passed any of your bad habits on to your kids yet? We promise, we won’t judge.
Absolutely. They all talk far too much and they like to have the last word – all from my gene pool there!
13. 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?
Muslin cloths. My youngest two children use/used them as comforters from being tiny babies so I can’t leave the house without one, plus a spare in the changing bag just in case.
14. 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 think it would have to be bowel habits. Never would I have thought that I’d be discussing bowel movements with my best friend or my MIL but once you have children then anything is a free for all.
15. Finally, what’s the biggest lesson your time as a mum has taught you?
That no matter how bad today has been, there will always be tomorrow and it is better to wake up in a better frame of mind that to drag any moans or groans for a second day.
If you loved Sarah’s post and want to find out more, you should head over to her lovely blog and social media and say hello!
Blog URL: www.boorooandtiggertoo.com