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Does anyone else get moments when you feel you aren't getting this mother thing right?

(84 Posts)
Pinkchampagne Thu 14-Jun-07 21:45:18

Or is it just me??!!

TheApprentice Thu 14-Jun-07 21:46:09

Not just you, I get these moments every day!

purpleflower Thu 14-Jun-07 21:46:10

I do and DS is only 8m

Pruners Thu 14-Jun-07 21:46:17

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TheArmadillo Thu 14-Jun-07 21:46:48

I'm winging it and hoping no one finds out. So my hit rate is 50-50.

Sometimes I think they suspect.

unknownrebelbang Thu 14-Jun-07 21:47:26


Sometimes it feels like every decision you make is wrong.

Sometimes you think you've got it right, only to be proved wrong ~(again).

Hopefully it's just a phase for you.

LynetteScavo Thu 14-Jun-07 21:47:50

Several times a day. The funny thing is, before I had DC's I was convinced I would be the most perfect mother in the world. LOL

frumpygrumpy Thu 14-Jun-07 21:47:52

Me, me, me. And not "not quite right" either - bloody arsing it badly I think.

oliveoil Thu 14-Jun-07 21:47:59

oh yes

we went to Wales last weekend and dd1 was being her usual sensitive (odd?) self and ruining things tbh

dh was an oasis of calm and patience

I was stalking about like an old angry bag

they don't come with an instruction booklet, mores the pity

tribpot Thu 14-Jun-07 21:48:11

I'm the opposite. I have very occasional flashes when I think I might be doing reasonably well. The rest of the time I am floundering and wondering how on earth I ended up the mother of a 2 year old!

juuule Thu 14-Jun-07 21:48:31

Lots of times. Not just you.

Waswondering Thu 14-Jun-07 21:49:29

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Eeek Thu 14-Jun-07 21:49:45

absolutely with tribpot - my head appears above water briefly and then I'm down and drowning again.

Pinkchampagne Thu 14-Jun-07 21:51:04

I have worked with children for years, so you would think I would know how to do things just right, but I so don't!

cat64 Thu 14-Jun-07 21:51:39

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wrinklytum Thu 14-Jun-07 21:53:06


I come on to Mumsnet seeking inspiration...

Pinkchampagne Thu 14-Jun-07 21:55:19

It's reassuring to know I'm not alone in feeling this way!

tribpot Thu 14-Jun-07 21:55:39

Pink - I think it's worse if you think you should know what you're doing. I have loads of nephews and nieces and confidently imagined that that would somehow translate into usable experience. Ha flipping ha.

I think if we're honest, we're all just blagging it.

unchief Thu 14-Jun-07 21:58:56

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Oblomov Thu 14-Jun-07 22:00:56

All the time. Ds is 3.4 and sometimes I think, " this is not qutie how I imagined my parenting to be".

Pinkchampagne Thu 14-Jun-07 22:01:25

I am NNEB qualified & have always worked with children, so thought I would cope with motherhood just fine, but how wrong can you be?!!

AlistairSim Thu 14-Jun-07 22:05:30

I never feel like this.

>cackles hysterically and resumes rocking<

unchief Thu 14-Jun-07 22:06:20

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Pinkchampagne Thu 14-Jun-07 22:13:12

I always remember being heavily pregnant with DS1 & having a friend say to me "You will be just fine as a mum because you work with children!"
I foolishly thought "Yes, she's right, I'll be fine, I just need to get through the birth & the rest will be a breeze!"
Ha ha, how bloody foolish was I?!!

unchief Thu 14-Jun-07 22:17:42

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