All posts tagged: responsibility

The Chosen Mum

Being a mum has a way of pointing a very powerful microscope at all our inadequacies before publishing the results in the ‘How To Be A Bad Mother’ review. We celebrated Mother’s Day yesterday and I suspect that some of us (no, no, not me!) felt a small twinge of guilt at all the Super Mum accolades. I’m no Super Mum: – My son watches a fair whack of television. Every day. – I wash his sheets when they look dirty (what’s an iron?). – A nutritious lunch means choosing grainy bread over white bread for his sarnies. – He needs a haircut (the jagged fringe-line is because I did try). – I’m not really into kids’ play so when my son asks me to “Build tower?” or “Blow bubbles?” I do, but reluctantly (oh, the guilt in confessing that…). – When he’s been really naughty (like, spitting Weetbix in my face and then flinging it on the walls – true story), I do the ‘time-out’ thing. Then, I squat down to his level for …