It’s Bank Holiday Monday again! Didn’t we just have one of these?! When the hell do the bins go out this week?! Are the banks open? So many unanswered questions…
But we have for you a variety of questions that have been answered, by Teeny Tiny Toddlers no less! So if your bank has turned you away and the bin man has left you in the lurch why not give yourself some light relief? By reading this I mean. Not the other thing.
1. Tell us about yourself in 20 words or less:
Very unyummy mummy, kind of funny and something of a perfectionist. Rebels these days in ways like writing 21 words here.
2. How would your child(ren) describe you?
Huggy, kissy, funny, silly but will lose my sh*t and yell at them periodically. Then feel really bad and try extra hard to be huggy, kissy, funny …
3. When and why did you last properly laugh out loud?
Today! My 2-year-old said: Mummy, did you have a dry nappy at night my sweetie?
4. Do you try to be funny when you are writing? Tell us a bit about your blogging ‘process’.
I used to try to be funny and my blogs usually started with reams of try-hard word dump, which I then delete before starting again. I realise now that I needn’t have tried so hard because people find real life stories about my feral children, manic plate juggling acts and basic struggles with poo naturally hilarious. I’m not sure this is a compliment.
5. What is the funniest thing you’ve read in the past few months?
The comedian Emma Doran’s pinned FB post on The Diary of a 2-year-old made me giggle. I can imagine this is exactly what goes through my 2-year-old’s mind most days!
6. What are the best and worst things about becoming a parent?
Best thing: Watching the little humans that I have produced grow and learn about our world. Laughing, hugging and having fun with them.
Worst thing: When they’re both clinging onto my legs, bawling their heads off and I’m on my own, really needing to poo.
7. Do your friends/family find you funny in ‘real life’?
People often laugh when I talk. Again, not sure this is a compliment.
8. Go on, say something funny!
When I was in my first year at primary school, the teacher put on a video for us one day about rabbits. I was messing around at the back of the class as usual and all I heard was something about “rabbit eating lettuce”. I remember thinking, blimey, what a scary lettuce that must be!
9. How did you get into writing and why?
I’ve always loved writing. When I was a kid I used to write mini stories for my teddy bears. In hindsight they were pretty crappy but my teddies loved them. I remember one about jungle animals who had a race and the chicken won. That would obviously never happen in real life.
But the good thing is that now they’re forming the basis of bedtime stories for my toddler! She might have a few surprises when she grows up to find that the world is not filled with flying lions or elephants who seesaw with her!
10. If you could only have one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
Nandos. Half chicken, medium hot with grilled corn and fries. Mmmm …
11. Complete the sentence; ‘Since having a child…’
I no longer wait for the oven to pre-heat before putting in my food. Told you I’m a rebel.
12. In your opinion, what is the worst children’s TV show, and why?
Teletubbies. My children make enough unintelligible sounds during the day, I do not need to hear anymore from this band of twaddling tubbies. Plus, when a main character of your show is a vacuum cleaner, you need to do some serious rethinking.
13. Please tell us about your blog and why we should visit:
I started TeenyTinyToddlers 7 months’ ago with the intention of sharing my slice of the parenting pie with the world and hopefully connect with other parents who also drink wine after their kids have gone to bed.
It’s been great so far and I feel that I am genuinely part of a funny, online parenting community, united by the bizarre, yet unfortunately real, experiences of parenthood.
Well that’s another very funny parenting blogger ticked off our list! If you’ve missed any of the ones we’ve previously had joining us have a read here. There will be another one this time next week, and it will also be awesome. We promise…