Wednesday 21 September 2011

Mummy fail

Picture the scene, a kitchen with 2 daughters and my best friend. I am pottering around doing chores and they are making dough for pizzas. A lovely contented, peaceful picture, could even be used as an advert. My daughters are reminiscing about all the things I used to do with them, they recall baking sessions, cooking sessions, craft sessions and so forth.

The next time I enter the room, I get this

Eldest beautiful daughter - " God, Mummy - you never do anything like that with us anymore, you're so boring now"

auntiegwen - "that's because you are nearly FECKIN TWENTY, I am in flitters with entertaining you. I have had almost 2 decades of finding stuff to do with you, again, NEARLY 2 DECADES.

I know you don't need the capitals for emphasis, sure you're probably the same yourself. I think after all the top notch mothering they have received I should be allowed a bit of time off for good behaviour. I mean all I want is a bit of peace, the ability to water my plants unmocked and not have my clothes ridiculed. Oh and an end to war, a cure for all diseases and thinner thighs, obviously.


Nota Bene said...

I've no idea what being in flitters means, but I get the general picture. Not sure all your wants are achievable, but I'm not saying which ones.

By the way, you have to dump best friend now.

auntiegwen said...

NB - oh I can't get rid of BF even if they do show up all my flaws. It's my role in life to be the foil for all my friends, I'm jolly good at it

libby said...

Y' spend years doing all the good mummy stuff with them....years and years of it... and they don't thank you for could have just sat on the couch drinking and reading and let them fend for themselves..but no, you (and the rest of us) put in the hours and earned our it time for us to sit on the couch drinking now????

AGuidingLife said...

oh no, I still love doing all those things with my daughter and with have the greatest time being the BFFs...oh no, sorry, that was something on TV. Totally with you, did you not point out the Italians that were taking out an eviction order on their child. Frighten them into silence!

Gigi said...

The best way to get them to leave you alone is to tell them that you've got something they can do. And then hand them a list of chores while telling them that should keep them entertained for a while. Believe me, they will definitely leave you alone. At least for a little while.

Expat mum said...

So funny. I have an 18 year old who has just gone off to college and the 16 year old is only interested in my chauffering abilities. However, I also have an 8 year old so even tho' I've already put in 18+ years of stellar mothering, I STILL have to entertain and play with a small child. Sigh..

Looking for Blue Sky said...

I wonder what they would have said if you had offered to make pizzas with them? PS My Dads McMillan nurse just introduced herself to my dd as Auntie Gwen, and I nearly tried to explain about the other one I know....

Rarelesserspotted said...

Your EBD makes me giggle... If only she could hear herself! lol

Alex said...

You are the only blogger with the ability to make me laugh out loud AG.!


auntiegwen said...

Libs - it's so true, I shall save you a space on the sofa and some gin

S - an eviction notice you say? ahem strokey beard thoughtfully

Gigi - that's when mine become temporarily deaf

Expat - you will get the good mummy badge

LFBs - I didn't know i was moonlighting as a nurse, that'll explain the tiredness

S - I wish she would blog herself, she's gas funny xxx

Alex - like I always always say, my life is really funny unless you are living it :)