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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Motherhood ... & How I Committed Them All In Just 7 Weeks!

As a first time mum-to-be I promised myself that I would not fall into the ParentTrap that so many of my friends had been sucked in to over the years.
“You’ll never find me walking around the house like a zombie still wearing my pjs at 4pm, while the kids are Tarzan-ing off the curtains” I promised myself.
“Co-sleeping?! Pffft! I don’t think so!” I snorted to myself, pitying all these weak-minded mothers who had given up their right to enjoy a full nights sleep without little feet sticking in their backs just to pacify their little darlings….
I gave pitying glances to mothers in supermarket car parks, visibly at their wits end as they battled with toddlers who seemed to have super human strength as they fought against being put into their car seats….“MY child will never behave like that” I assured myself as I patted my baby bump.
Oh yes….I knew it all. I had it all figured it out and NONE of these dreadful fates would befall me in motherhood….
Its funny how easy it is to be so sure of your amazing mothering abilities before your little one has arrived….
Its funnier still how quickly all of those ideals go right out of the window once motherhood actually descends…..
I am only 7 weeks into life as a mother, and I am absolutely astounded at the number of self-imposed Golden Rules Of Motherhood I have already broken.

Here is my list of the Seven Deadly Sins Of Motherhood – and the spectacular ways in which I have gone against every single one of them in just 7 short weeks.


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  3. Aww what a great post! I'll list what i have/haven't done (yet):

    1. Co-Sleeping: No - Nathan's all over the bed as it is, having Oscar in there too would just worry me and I'd probably get less sleep than before. Lol.

    2. Too Many Cuddles: Guilty! I swore I wouldn't be constantly picking Oscar up and cuddling him but ... he's just too cute, and when he smiles at me I can't resist picking him up for an extra cuddle (or two).

    3. Spoiling With Gifts: Not yet! We still have lots of Stacey's old baby toys, so I didn't buy any of those for Oscar - but his christmas prezzi list is already huge! As for clothes, once he's grown out of all the 0-3 month ones he was kindly given, I'll probably go mad on the next size ;)

    4. Over Anxious: Really guilty! Every time we've had a midwife or health visitor appointment I've had a list of at least 10 things that I need to ask, even though I've had a baby before. I think it's worse as Nathan worries more than me so I feel I have to get an answer lol.

    5. Advice Seeking: Guilty! See above. Plus, for the first two weeks I was constantly on the phone to my mummy ...

    6. Social Media Overload: Fairly guilty. I have put quite a lot of cute Ozzy pics on Facebook and talk about him lots on my blog. Hmmm!

    7. Perfect Babies: You know my thoughts on this one already! of course, Oscar sleeps from 7pm till 7am ... Yeah, right!

    Lou xxx

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

    1. Lol!!! Lou I'm so glad to know I'm not alone in my sinning! ;)


  4. I really really really enjoyed your guest post! Such a good read. xx

    1. Aww thank you Alex! I love writing posts like this :) xxx

  5. Haha, when I'm having a bad day I'll sometimes not even change out of my pyjamas!

  6. ha ha love it. love the cradle cap incident! lol x


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