Welcome to the first BritMums Humour Round-up.
Small people have the ability to make us laugh with their goofy antics and the things they say. They can also bring us to our knees begging for mercy with their full blown tantrums. Normally in the most public of places. They are also the reason that we can find ourselves in ridiculous situations like being wedged in the rollers at soft play, or trying to remove a piece of Lego from a nostril. You can’t survive parenting without a sense of humour. Given a bit of time, and a lot of wine, we can look back on the most embarrassing situations and Oscar worthy tantrums, and laugh.
There are many very talented bloggers out there who test my pelvic floor muscles with their witty writing. Be it laughing at their misfortune, or laughing and nodding my head in agreement because I too have been there. So this is my offering of the five funniest posts I read in October. The ones that made me snort my tea and think, thank heavens this stuff doesn’t happen to just me. If you fancy a giggle check out this fab bunch of posts. Maybe avoid any liquid beverages whilst doing so.
If you’ve ever had to answer ‘difficult’ questions from your small people you will relate to The Consciously Incompetent Camel’s Post: Sex Education For Your 5 Year Old: What Not To Say… If you haven’t yet had these chats take this post as a life lesson! It doesn’t matter how prepared you think you are, you will invariably panic under on the spot interrogation.
There is no denying that small people turn your life upside down. They invade every inch of your home with their stuff, and then you have to protect all of your other stuff. Meaning that trying to get into your fridge now requires a degree in engineering, and you’ve nearly ripped the drawer handle off because you constantly forget about that safety lock. R is For Hoppit sums up these problems perfectly: Child Safety Kits Are Out To Get us.
As well as taking over everything in your home, small people change your relationship with your partner. You talk about poo on a daily basis, romance is scheduled in on the kitchen calendar, and negating on the lie in agreement is grounds for divorce. Mess, Stress and Fancy Dress has written a Parenting Joint Venture Contract to end all disputes and restore relationship harmony. Maybe!
I always knew when I had small people that there would come a time when I would use the thousands of baby photos I have taken to embarrass them in front of their girlfriends. What I did not realise was when that time comes, it will actually be payback for all the times my small people have embarrassed me in public with their loud observations about people, and inappropriate questions timed perfectly for the ultimate humiliation. Mum Amie shares her experiences of wanting the ground to open up: How Often Does Your Child Humiliate You In Public?
My final post is one that had me laughing and weeping. And not just because my hormones are shot since having small people. It’s a story told with love and with humour, and a reminder that no matter how bad it may seem at the time, we can look back and laugh at the absurdity of it all (and breathe that sigh of relief that it was all OK in the end). Check out What Mum Should Have Told Me and her post: Weekend + Parents x Children = Chaos.
I will be back next month with some more giggles for you, so keep strengthening those pelvic floor muscles! In the meantime if you see a funny post tweet me @lifeloveanddd. If you have written one, why not join in with my weekly linky for funny posts: Friday Frolics.