By the time you read this post I’ll be in Cyprus, hopefully by the pool or on the beach, relaxed and slightly inebriated. In reality I will probably still be recovering from the ordeal of the 4 hour flight with a nearly 3 year-old and planning a holiday to recover from the holiday!
Enough about me though because you’re back home, possible in the cold and rain reading another thrilling installment of our comedy interview series, So You Think You’re Funny? This week we have the lovely Lucy from Muffin Top Mummy answering our series of fascinating and probing questions. I’m sure once you’ve read the post you will agree that she did a rather spiffing job of conjuring up some witty responses, including a good few mentions of chocolate, which can only be a good thing!
So I will bid you warm greetings from sunny Cyprus and wish you a really rather lovely week, helped along the way by our super-duper-funny website. See you next week! Enjoy…
1.Tell us about yourself in 20 words or less:
Hi, I’m Lucy and I’m the cringe-worthy sort of person that constantly laughs at her own jokes.
2. How would your child(ren) describe you?
Something like ‘ga-ga-ahhhhh’ (she’s 5 months old, so pretty standard). However, if she could speak, she’d probably say I’m the best and most beautiful mother in the world. Probably.
3. When and why did you last properly laugh out loud?
I laugh out loud at regular intervals throughout the day. One of today’s highlights was when my darling daughter stuck her hand in my mouth, tried to pull my lip off and then gave an evil laugh when I cried out in pain. Which then made me laugh. Which made her even more intent on ripping my face off.
4. Do you try to be funny when you are writing? Tell us a bit about your blogging ‘process’.
I do. I think ‘try’ is the operative word, but yes, I like my writing to be funny. I have always written with some level of humour or sarcasm (which didn’t do me any favours on my English Lit degree), I just can’t help it. Whether someone else actually finds it funny is a question I’m not sure I want answered!
5. What is the funniest thing you’ve read in the past few months?
Any poem by Dawn from Rhyming with wine. She is brilliantly witty and completely hilarious.
6. What are the best and worst things about becoming a parent?
I’m sure I’ll have more to add to the list in the future, but right now – the best is having someone ultra- photogenic to boost my Instagram followers and the worst is that I can still only fit into 2 outfits in my wardrobe, limiting the number of selfies I can take. (Hint – before you call social services: I may be joking.)
7. Do your friends/family find you funny in ‘real life’?
No, not at all. They laugh at me, but never with me. In fact, I am always the ‘laughing stock’ as they say. So perhaps the attempt at humour in my writing is a method of self-defence. Be funny before you’re laughed at anyway. Oooooo deep.
8. Go on, say something funny!
I can’t, I’m still an emotional mess from the last question. But, if you still want a laugh at my expense like my friends and family above, then you should know that when I was in high-school, I had to wear a brace that joined my entire mouth together. I spent 2 years trying to talk ‘through’ this monstrosity, which was obviously a hit with the boys in the local youth club (all-girls school, thankfully). Go on, laugh it up people.
9. How did you get into writing and why?
I’ve always loved writing and wanted to write a book on maternity leave. Then I went on maternity leave and realised that was never going to happen. I thought a blog would be way more manageable – what did I know!?
10. If you could only have one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
Probably a starter of Galaxy. Then giant Cadbury’s Easter eggs for the main course. With a bit of chocolate for pudding.
11. Complete the sentence; ‘Since having a child…’
I can legitimately push other children out of the way at petting zoos. I did it illegitimately anyway, but it’s far less frowned-upon with a baby in tow.
12. In your opinion, what is the worst children’s TV show, and why?
Teletubbies. I haven’t been involved in much children’s TV yet, but they used to be OK. Cool even. Alright, not cool, but tolerable. Now they’re creepy as hell and there are mini ones running around too. Just. Don’t. Get. It.
13. Please tell us about your blog and why we should visit:
My blog is Muffintopmummy.com and you should visit because if you enjoyed the above, then you’ll love what you find over there. Alternatively, if you hated the above, then come over anyway as I reckon I’m a grower.