The round up for February – and as it’s the month that surrounds Valentine’s day I’m starting with a collection of worst Valentine’s Day experiences put together by Rhodri Marsden who blogs personally and for the Independent http://storify.com/rhodri/worst-valentine-s-day-experiences . Thanks to @alexlondonlife for the tip!
Flossing the cat describes her husband’s idea of romance in Dear Boss where she is given a book with LOVE in the title. http://flossingthecat.blogspot.com/2011/12/dear-boss.html
Of course this February is doubly heavy on Romantic expectation as it will end with the day women can propose to their beloved boyfriends.
Actually I tried it once. Several hours later I recounted the afternoon to my mother on the phone. Before I even told her what he’d said she butted in:
“Oh darling was that awfully wise”
I answered – “As he said no mum, then probably not. No.”
But at least I hadn’t shelled out on a solitaire diamond. Come to think of it he did look disappointed by the squashed Rolo…
Maybe I should have won his heart in other ways. I turned to middle aged matron’s Various uses of rubber for some tips – I’m not entirely sure these kind of accessories are for me though
So maybe we should look to the year’s worldwide ambassadors of romance, Will and Kate . Read this post from Mommy has a Headache – and learn how to win you’re your man http://www.mommyhasaheadache.blogspot.com/2012/02/world-exclusive-kate-middleton-puts-on.html
Apparently they are thinking about having a family – not really a scoop is it… I mean not HUGELY unusual when people get married to at least consider it – even if dismissing it as utter madness 30 seconds later.
But we all know where a bit of a kiss and a cuddle can lead don’t we and so here’s a bit of a reminder: not only is there a possibility you will end up giving birth nine months later – you might also have to attend your own baby shower. If you think this is all about gifts for the baby and pink champagne, you clearly don’t realise the full horror of what it might entail. Read here about the full on experience of baby showers in the States from Mummy Clay at 12 Hours until Bedtime – a real eye opener!
It really is amazing where kissing can lead – in this case it’s not the romantic kind really, though it is about being rescued from a tricky situation by your knight in shining armour /husband. So have a laugh with Minty Barlow at waterbirthplease
While this post from A Mummy Too is about being needing to be rescued from a tricky situation before your husband gets completely the wrong idea http://www.amummytoo.co.uk/2012/01/jadore-jaccuse/
Now I am holding my breath here as I have taken this piece from Miss Retro’s blog – I found it a funny spoof and exaggeration of a mom’s lot in the 50s but there are lots of comments suggesting that other people think it’s mean to stay at home moms. Really I don’t think it is – it’s a spoof – the bit about the sex in fresh makeup at the end really should be proof of the pudding as they say so here you are .
But if you are over sensitive about your workload as a stay at home mum and are unlikely to be amused by ironic descriptions of cleaning the house form dawn til dusk while jigging a baby on one arm and stirring a jam pan with the other – you might prefer this more modern take on family life here from Claire at Ministry of Mum. It has a romantic flavour of being written on Valentine’s day but there the romance ends. The moral of the tale is :never forget to buy your kids the very best and most expensive high calorie snacks of their choosing. I think.
And although my last choice isn’t romantic either it is a hilarious tale of embarrassment from Chicken Ruby as some male shop assistants attempt to advise her about the best tampons and towels they have available – you really have to read it to believe it . And most importantly it made me Laugh Out Loud!