You've never been so happy since you became a mum – and you love the precious time you spend with your little ones. But, now it's 8pm, they're in bed, and it's time to relax. Because this is what your day looked like…
The playdate went well…
But your living room now looks like a toy/snack factory exploded in it. Image: Corbis
The kids took three hours to get to sleep
After eight hours of house-trashing, messy play and three re-enactments of The Gruffalo (which you secretly love).
You changed twelve nappies
And feel fairly sure there are a few more to come tonight.
You finally got that annoying blue crayon stain out of the cream sofa
Woop! This one’s for you, Vanish. Image: Corbis
Your toddler unleashed his curiosity on the bus
He asked why that man on the bus has a big belly like Santa. How awkward? *tweets furiously*.
That bolognese you slow-cooked for hours ended up on the kitchen floor
And blinds and furniture thanks to your throw-happy toddler. Some ended up in his mouth by mistake though, so it wasn't all bad.
You stubbed your toe on the stair gate
For the 30th time. And swore in front of the kids. Gah!
You're watching Frozen again
Yep, you and your partner can now recite every line. Not so easy to let it go (ahem…) when your toddler’s so obsessed.
You've been to the soft play centre
And you thought nightclubs (remember them?) were loud. But it’s just so cute seeing your toddler playing with the other babies *proud beam*. Image: Corbis
There's puree on your top
And you’ve just realised mid-meeting at work. Ah well, who cares – it makes you seem more real and down-to-earth, right?
You accidentally texted your father-in-law…
A message about sore nipples meant for your friend. Hmm, maybe you can postpone Sunday lunch this week.
Dig out your picnic basket and air your blanket – summer is nearly here. And what better way to take advantage of the warm weather and enjoy some family time than with a picnic. Discover the ways to make it stress-free and fun for all of the family with these tips.
...until their children are old enough to eat with them, according to a recent study run by OnePoll. The research, commissioned by AHDB (Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board), also found that 26 per cent were not prepared for the negative impact that having a baby would have on their diet.