23 Aug 2016

BAD MUMS - CONFESSION TIME


Last week I got to see "Bad Moms Mums". I laughed, I cried in parts, and I laughed so hard I cried. I may have even peed a little. Its so much fun being a mum, isn't it. 
If you haven't had the chance to see this film yet, run don't walk. I am calling it. Its the BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR.

Parenting is challenging. With many good and bad moments to be had. I have had my share of both, but think that I lean more towards the bad mum more than the good.

It's confession time....

I am the mum of four sons. four happy, healthy grown sons. They are the key words that I want you to remember. My sons are happy and healthy.

Back when my third son was born, We lived in a small Queensland mining town where everybody knew everybody and everyone's business. We lived in another state to all our family, so parenting although was rewarding, was very tiring because we never got a break. They were happy times with many wonderful memories created, but there were also a few memories that I wish I could erase as well. And in one instance, I had my very own film worthy "Bad Mum" moment.

Back then when picking up my eldest son from school, all the smaller children would gather at the playground playing games together until the bell rang when they would all return to their mothers who were busy gossiping by the water fountains. On one particular day, I gathered my boys quickly into the car as it was Friday and my eldest boy had the first soccer game of the afternoon and it was always a rush to make it on time. On arriving home and unloading the car of its kids and bags I realised that I had returned home with only two children. I had left my two year old at the school !

I panicked, I was crying with an ugly man face as I piled the two kids back into the car breaking every parenting and road rule to get back to the school as soon as I possibly could. Visions of what could have happened to my little boy were creating havoc with my mind. The car flew into the parking lot at a speed that can only be described as illegal, and there at the gate with a fellow mum who knew that I would return in a fit of distress was my little man happily waving to me with a dirty face and an icy pole. I squished him so hard planting so many kisses on his sweet face vowing never to do it again....

It's confession time....

I did the same thing on two other occasions to the very same child.

So there you have it, my Bad Mum moment/s confessed to all. Not everyone will have a bad mum moment as bad as this, and some of you may even be able to beat it. The point is we all have them. We all have a moment or two to be ashamed of, but let me tell you, when you get to where I am now and your kids have grown up and reached an age where you know they are happy, and so far safe and sound, the Bad Mum moments will become memories that you will be able to look back on with a smile on your face and think....

Did I really do that ?

What are some of your Bad Mum moments ?
Are they as bad as mine ?

beck xx

Linking up with Kirsty for the final I must confess 






19 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see this movie. Laughing that you left the same kid a couple more times. Lots of bad mom moments here and still going strong (kids in grades 6 and 7)

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    1. OMG Deb get your butt to the cinema asap ! I think every mum will be able to relate to this movie in some way, be it the bad mums or the good. SO glad you can laugh with me at my poor neglected son being left behind. Thank goodness he survived me lol xx

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  2. I've heard such good things about this movie - what a fab story. I think your boy will take great pleasure in retelling that at his 21st!

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    1. Funniest movie I have seen in a very long time Sammie.
      So glad my son can laugh along with me all these years later. A story that will live through generations I'm sure xx

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  3. Great movie but I call them good mums. I have left kids too. I have sworn at my kids. I have punch a burger and thrown it on the ground making the child who was sooking pick it up. I have lied about parties because I had other things to do. Oh the list goes on....

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    1. Oh Natalie, I'm guilty of SO much more than just leaving a child behind. Throwing plates of dinner, putting a child in the bath to wait "until dad gets home" and told a few fibs along the way as well. Isn't parenting fun ....

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  4. My mother did the same thing. Arrived home with three out of four children. Only she didn't realise until there was a knock at the door. Two primary school kids had found my 3 year old sister and walked her the four blocks home.

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    1. That makes me sigh with relief that I'm not alone on this one lol

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  5. OMG totally understandable, it can happen so easily, but I would panic too! I've had so many bad mum moments we'd be here all day!

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    1. I hear you Ness, motherhood is trying at the best of times. Thank goodness we can laugh at our mistakes later on down the track. It's taken 16 years for me to be able too laugh at this one lol

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  6. I went to that movie with another Mum and the theatre was full of Mums. Seriously not a man in the place. We all were laughing (and crying at the end). Best movie I have seen in ages. First outing I have had in forever. I once threw a tantrum in the middle of a supermarket to stop my toddler from having one. It worked.

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    1. Wasn't it just the best movie. First comedy that has delivered what was promised in such a long time. I hope you get out again soon lovely x

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  7. I have certainly had my share of bad mummy moments! Like the one time Mr 22 kicked a goal at soccer, and I missed it coz I was too busy yakking to the other mums ... Or when I told Miss 19 her barely started pompom was "lame" because she asked me while I was distracted ... Needless to say the kids have NEVER let me live it down!

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    1. LOL I think bad moments were destined to go hand in hand with parenthood

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  8. Ha ha, I have had my share of moments too, probably too many to mention, lol!

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    1. Goes along with motherhood I imagine. It's good to know we all have our moments :)

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  9. I loved the movie - it was hilarious and touching and all sorts of awesome. Thanks so much for joining in this week and sharing your own bad mom moment - it made me feel normal!!!!

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    1. I think mums need to share more of their bad mum moments so we all feel kind of normal lol

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  10. Haaa, it's nice to know we are all looking out for one another and you don't have to be a mom to understand. I've led kids back to their moms or homes on more than one occasion.Thanks for the movie tip.

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