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1. When she gives you peanut butter on toast, wipe the peanut butter off with your hands, and hide it in your hair. And up your nose. She’ll never find it there… until it’s too late!

2. Mummy loves a great big cuddle. They’re even better if you leave a bit of snot or food on her clothes as a lasting memory of your love. If she has clean clothes on, even better. Don’t ever let her go out the door without a cuddle! Especially if it’s to somewhere important.

3. Even better than a normal cuddle – a cuddle around the knees! You can stealthily leave some snot and/or food on her legs, and she might never find it!

4. The best way to wake a mummy in the morning is by scratching her eyelid and cheek. Her first words every morning should be “bloody hell, we need to cut those nails today!”

5. Mummies love to practise nappy changing. Wait for her to give you a lovely clean nappy before doing your biggest, smelliest poo in it. What a treat to be able to change your nappy twice in five minutes!

6. Always wait until Mummy goes out of the room to fling yourself head first at something not designed for babies. There’s no fun in doing it, if she might see what you’re up to and stop you!

7. Make like you’re going to cuddle her… but headbut her in the nose instead. When her eyes water and she looks like she’s in a bit of pain, laugh. She’ll love that.

8. Mummies love to be interrupted when they’re on the phone. Especially if they’ve been on hold for an age, and finally got through to a real person. Now is the time to fall over and start wailing; throw your toys at her (aim for the head, obviously); crawl over to her and start wiping your snotty nose on her knees; try and grab the phone off her so you can press the buttons on it.

9. Never, ever let your mummy wipe your nose with a tissue. She pretends she wants to, but really what she wants is for you to sneak up when she least expects it and leave a big bogie on her clothes somewhere. Extra points if she doesn’t see it, and someone else has to point it out to her.

10. The best time to blow a raspberry is when Mummy has just put a spoonful of food into your mouth. Mummies love it when their outfit is redesigned with little orange specks. Especially if it makes it onto their face and neck as well. Mummies love to find food in their eyebrows two hours after feeding time… especially if they’ve been out of the house during that time, and had conversations with grown ups.


The best part about this post is that all of these things really do make me happy. Even when I’m covered in baby food.

:cheeky baby argues with a slipper

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Vicky is a mother, a blogger, a podcaster and a social media trainer. She writes about life as a single mother, parenting and lifestyle type things.


Kelly O'Hanlon · 26/06/2013 at 15:42

Love this post – I can relate to some of these!

Victoriaaa · 27/07/2013 at 08:19

Ohhh the joys of motherhood :) ..and we wouldn't have it any other way!

slouchingtowardsthatcham.com · 06/09/2014 at 09:49

Of all the surprises of dealing with young kids, I think the one I least expected was how often I end up being headbutted. They always do it when you're least expecting it too, don't they?

kimmie stuckinscared · 06/09/2014 at 12:57

hahahaha! Laughing, nodding knowingly, and shuddering a bit – I remember the bogies o_O Thankfully, mine are past the wipe em on mummy stage (& the pick it and eat it stage) lol :) x

Helena Clarke · 14/02/2015 at 17:03

All definitely moves my kids were skilled at when they were little. Can I just say that I did NOT love the head butting one! Those little heads are surprisingly hard!

Cardiff Mummy Says · 14/02/2015 at 22:43

Oh yes, I love all these things. They make me so happy ha ha! Nails in the eyelids this morning, what a lovely start to Valentine’s Day! #archiveday

Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault · 15/02/2015 at 12:35

Oh happy memories – now we are into tween and teen ways of making us happy ;)

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