Parenting tips: Bleurgh

Things that make me go Bleurgh…..

1. Parking in a family parking bay. Yes you are late and yes its busy but people carriers were met to stick together. Don’t force me to park with the cool cars as neither I or the car enjoys the silent ridicule as I try and wrestle a buggy and 3 kids out with two inches of space.
However if you decide to park in my spot because secretly you want one of my children please feel free to check my ebay account as one or more is often found there.

2. Sparking up and letting the pretty cancerous fumes slowly cascade down to your childs lungs as they sit imprisoned by a five point harness. When have you ever heard someone say I love the fresh smell of B and H on my child…

3. When someone asks if twins were hard work. I know you are only being polite but seriously there is no were about it; they are still hard bloody work; ask my shrink….

4. With that in mind asking if BB was an accident also tends to send my irritable radar flashing. Do I discuss your choice of contraception and how foolproof it is?

5. When people say all recruiters are the same. We’re not; some of us take pride in their work.

6. Do I need to mention that I get a little cross at raised eyebrows when I feed my daughter in public? Yes older lady in starbucks I mean you. Unless you were indicating your disapproval on me spending a small fortune on a latte and sandwich which could have been better invested on our gas bill. In that case older lady you were right but in my defence I was tired and hungry and the baby needed feeding.

7. And finally I go bleurgh at unshaven legs in the swimming pool. Ladies at baby swimming this morning I apologise but truly it feels worse than it looks……

Not much upsets my rather zen like being but as I am in a bit of a rant mood today I thought I’d share my woes; feel free to add yours if you need to get anything of your chest.

And now that’s done, as they say it’s better out then in, I am off to a better day.

Enjoy your week people….


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28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Daisy
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 10:36:55

    I have all this to come. At the moment, my days consist of feeding my gorgeous 4-week old baby boy and… well, that’s about it. I am sore and I may never leave the house again! But I am looking forward to being irritated by the outside world sometime soon. In the meantime, your blog is keeping me entertained. 🙂


  2. Muddling Along
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 11:22:47

    That whole ‘accident’ thing makes me cross, we have 18 months between our girls intentionally, ok we thought it might take a bit longer but it was still planned

    *gnashes teeth*


  3. Li-ling
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 13:13:39

    hard work, really??? 😛


  4. angelsandurchinsblog
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 18:25:51

    Love your rant! I also get incredibly cross about family parking bays being taken up by non family cars, so much so that I left a note on one of the offending cars (‘You might not think that parking in a family bay makes a difference. After wrestling three children and a newborn out of a tiny space in a normal bay I’ve discovered that yes, it really does make a difference’). I can see a ranty post of my own coming on…!


  5. lozzi84
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 19:06:11

    Oh my, I so agree with number 2! It makes me feel sick when i see people pushing the buggy with a cig going.
    Oh and when I see cars drive past with a couple of small children in the back as mum and dad puff away. (bleugh indeed)
    We all need a rant every now and then , it’s better out than in 🙂


  6. Neil
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 21:15:52

    Ok… parking bays…..a total no no for me. I’ve had more arguments than I can remember with people who park in them with flash cars and no kids. It completely frustrates and annoys me. You choose to drive a big car on your own, that is your choice….that doesn’t mean you can take advantage of facilities offered to those that need them.

    One incident comes to mind when with my (then) young son I got into the car and saw a guy get into a sports car next to me with no kids. I asked him where they were and he told me to go away, as I did the universal sign for a “self fulfiller” he asked me what I was saying, my response was, “you’re middle aged, in a sports car on your own……stands to reason you’re not getting any…..which, in my book, makes you a w***er”.

    Not big, not clever….but it certainly made me more cheerful!


  7. mummymummymum
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 21:18:17

    I usually tell everyone baby H was an accident, before they tell me how crazy I am 🙂

    I am confused as to whether you had the unshaven legs or the other ladies did? :-))

    My zen like being has only been disrupted by by daughter weeing in my shoes.


  8. Teawithonesugarplease
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 22:56:10

    Ah well I accidently had twins by mistake, still waiting for someone to take one away…yours for a 10p????


  9. Isil
    Jun 14, 2011 @ 12:33:00

    Very well written rant, enjoyed reading it 🙂


  10. hfwonline
    Jun 14, 2011 @ 18:06:26

    Just loved this – recognised all of it – have shared for others to enjoy


  11. maggy, red ted art
    Jun 14, 2011 @ 21:06:50

    Phew no bleurgh at crafting, painting, sticking or beads… I was fearing the worst….



  12. Mummy B
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 20:06:39

    Don’t even start me on the parent and child parking, too many times recently I have seen lone, childless men, returning to their sports cars parked in P&C spots. It really does wind me up!

    My rant of the week: I was asked this week if there was something ‘wrong’ with my child after a mother realised my 3 year old was lighter than her 1 year old! Erm… No. Your child is just BIG!


  13. Heidi
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 07:58:57

    “So when are you going to have another one?”

    That doesn’t just anger me it really really hurts.

    As it happens I am having another one :o) But until 14 weeks ago my heart shattered in pieces every time someone asked me that (and I get it a lot!)


  14. sarsm
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 12:55:29

    Furthermore, the smoke-blowing mother who’s yacking to another smoke-blower and the bored baby in buggy throws the dummy into the dirt. The mother removes her cigarette, for a moment, sucks the dummy and then rams it back in the poor kids mouth.

    Once I had a right go at someone for parking in the ‘parent and toddler’ space and they moved their car. Then my husband calmly showed me that they’d parked in the space next to it. Whoops!


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