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What might your Facebook post look like for today and what was the reality?(14 Posts)
Inspired by another thread, I thought about what I could have put up on FB today which would demonstrate what a fabulous and totally together mum I am and how relaxed our family time always is, and make everyone else feel a bit inferior. And also what the reality looked like.
FB post: picture of almost 3yo DD looking über cute, smiling in her snow-suit and snuggly hat feeding animals at local country farm in winter sunshine while 6mo DD2 slept happily, I looked almost presentable and DH and I held hands. Maybe put #lovefamilydays or similar as a caption.
Reality: DD1 refused to get dressed and after the 400th time of being asked up put cardy on bit me when I did it for her, then deliberately poured water on the living room carpet while I asked her not to but was feeding DD2 and couldn't get there quickly enough to stop her. Prior to passing out in the sling, DD2 had refused to nap in her cot all morning and was a screaming mess by the time we went out. DH and I bickered in the car all the way there because I had a go at him for getting arsey with DD1 when she wouldn't go for a wee before we left. You can't see that the top under my coat has baby sick down it but by the time she was sick we were ready to go out and I couldn't face holding us up any longer.
Oh - and when we got home DD1 repeatedly made DD2 cry by roaring in her face, then had a total shit fit that I had the temerity to make her a nutritious, homemade dinner of her favourite stuff not given fish fingers with raisins, DD2 screamed in DH's arms for half an hour while refusing a late afternoon nap, and we've put the little darlings to bed early so we can drink wine in peace.
'Perfect morning at the library choosing books to read together'
Picture of us snuggled on sofa together in local cafe over a hot choc reading a book.
Reality- reading has become a bribable task, 20p a week for reading without a fuss
So psyched we're moving soon! Lucky DD gets to sleep over at her grandparents' while we pack. We've earned the pizza for tea tonight! #nom
DH is fed up with barely seeing DD but packing is unbearable with her "helping". DH and I are both stressed as fuck about the whole move. I've not got my act together with food shopping so there is neither chips nor salad to go with the pizza.
FB: wow, homemade pizza for lunch and a lovely relaxing afternoon #lovemykids
Reality : row with DH about who didn't buy any food leading to the only thing we could rustle up was tinned tomato on pitta bread with a scraping of cheese. Kids played on devices and ignored us all afternoon.
FB: arty shot of winter sun on sea as DS (4) pedals along the prom as DH and I follow behind, holding hands and baby snoozes in sling. #making memories #familytime #winterwonderland etc
Reality: it was are bollickingly cold. DS rode sufficiently erratically for me to be a ball of anxiety that he would at any minute take someone out or ride into a hole. DH wouldn't hold hands as it was too cold and he had no gloves. DS abandoned cycling in favour of playing in a play park that's exactly the same as any one of a million play parks nearby, when the whole point of coming to the seaside was to walk on the prom. #ithadsomuchpotential
Love spending time doing crafts with my girls #painting #craftymum #embracethemess
Reality- my parents did painting with the children while I sat on Mumsnet and drank tea. Dh is away and I'd had enough of constant tantrums and shouting. Maybe my Facebook post should more accurately have been. Love my parents #saviours
Funny you should post this as I was thinking the same thing yesterday!
FB: DD1 helping DH shovel snow in the garden, laughing and looking super cute and rosy cheeked in her Boden snow jacket and trousers. Me gazing lovingly at them through the window whilst snuggling with newborn DD2 on the sofa.
Reality: Whilst I was BFing DD2, DD1 took off her clothes and nappy whilst I told her not to, dropping poo on the new rug . She then refused to let me change her or help her get dressed. After 30 min of cajoling, distracting and bribery didn't work I resorted to pinning her to the floor whilst she screamed blue murder.
Lovely winter country walk followed by equally lovely Sunday roast
Which is essentially how today will go however during the walk part Im pretty sure that in between the layer of mud on my feet there was also dog poo . My nose is streaming and I have headache .
When I cook I tend to burn things and get Massivley stressed destroying the kitchen in the process . Today will be no different
Feet ?! Shoes haha I did wear shoes for the walk!
FB - cooking with my girls, looking forward to a relaxing movie afternoon with these goodies - lovely picture of cakes and smiley selfie of us.
Reality - I'm almost on the verge of a breakdown due to work, coursework and the fact dp doesn't help. I'm more of a shouty mum now as I'm so stressed and any time I have off I'm catching up on essential tasks. I constantly feel guilty that I'm not making the most of my girls child hoods
Husband and I having breadkfast together, lighting a fire and lying on sofa reading news papers (mumsnet). #lazysundaymornings,
Reality, boredom swept in, argued over who cleared up brekkie, argued over who cleaned out wood burner, I went to home gym, hes went to golf course.😂
"I'm so clever artistic!" (displaying something I've been working on)
Reality: Hard work to motivate myself. I'm very bored with this project, this hobby, yrs of experience & I've improved but I'll never be great at it. I want to finish two things planned with some of the remaining materials, but teeth are itching for when I can sell/give away the rest.
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