What is Mum 2 Mum? I have made many good friends online and often wish that I could sit down with them for a cuppa and chat like I do with my real life friends; other Mums with good advice, interesting stories to share, laughs to be had and experiences to learn from. Mum 2 Mum is a place where as online friends we can share a little of our own experiences, so why not pop in for a cuppa and join the conversation.
Do you clean your house before the cleaner comes? I used to! (we no longer have a cleaner). So I was very embarrassed today to be so unprepared for my babysitter who was coming for the morning! The floors had been vacuumed but not mopped (and they REALLY need a mop), the dishes were done but there is a whole pile of platters, salad bowls and assorted kitchenware paraphernalia on the floor in my kitchen as I have been sorting out my cupboards, Immy was fed but there were three unpacked bags of shopping on the floor as I did the shopping at 8pm last night and was just too tired to unpack it all when I got home. And there was a fair bit of general ‘picking up’ which really needed to be done (see last point for explanation).
And you know what? I decided to give myself a break and accept that that is how it was. Which is big for me, usually I would be so embarrassed.
And you know what else? My babysitter (who herself is a mother of four children) wasn’t the least bit phased!
So I have a question for you – if I arrived unannounced at your home today, what would I find? Are you blessed to be a tidy and organised Mum who just wont go to bed until it is all done? Are you the type of Mum who feels fine with people just accepting you as you are? Or are you somewhere in the middle (maybe with a little hide-y up habit like me?)