For the past two weeks I have had at least one sick child, now don’t get me wrong it is nothing serious, no hospital visits, or stays (I’ve been through that before and that is a lot worse), so I shouldn’t be moaning right? I have no right to moan, yes it is a nasty virus that is making my kids miserable, hot, sore, tired and clingy, but it is not serious! So am I a terrible human being if I complain, and moan and say I am over it????

It has been two weeks of trying to get hubby to work from home so I can go to work, or getting family to help out so I can work. I feel bad for inconveniencing others, and also really bad for leaving my children with someone other than their mother, me! On the days I don’t work of course I have been there, with hugs and songs, making sure they drink lots of water, and that their temp doesn’t get too high. When I am at work they message me constantly and I happily send back adorable animal pics, and tell them I love them.

But now I just feel like I need a day at the spa! Actually no scrap that, I don’t want anyone touching me, I need a day of solitude, of me and a book. A nice book that doesn’t demand hugs and doesn’t cover me in snot! I know I am selfish and horrible. But I also know I am the luckiest woman because I am a mummy, and God knows I was so scared that would never happen. But does moaning and needing me time really mean I am a bad mum? Or does it just mean I am a human?

I actually miss my kids when they are not around, I do. But every now and then I need to be my own person, one who can just sit for a cup of tea without a child leaning on them. I am an introvert, so if I don’t get time alone I kind of go a bit nuts. OK we all know I am already nuts, but I actually get quite mentally burnt out if I don’t recharge, and for me that recharging involves some alone time.

OK so my next guilty confession is that today, Saturday I got home from work at 12:30, after lunch with the kids, hugs and chats I was very naughty and just wanted to go through my insta feed to pick my favourite mummy shots, Adam wasn’t leaving me alone, which is super cute, but after a really long hug (squeeze, like boa constrictor style, but much sweeter) I suggested he play on his older sisters iPad. I know major mummy fail, or is that just mummy survival mode?

I know I sound shallow, and I know so many mothers and fathers have really sick kids and I am moaning about, well essentially nothing. But we all need a good moan now and then, don’t we???

Now for something more important than my moaning and that is the meaning behind this adorable pic #mylittleplumbum

This super cute photograph was shared with us through the mummy shot community by Katy from @hotpinkwellingtons. Not only is it beyond adorable, but it is part of a campaign to help supply more food to Trussell Trust which is  Europe’s biggest food banks. See her Insta feed for more details.

Now it is time for our gorgeous #mummyshot round up!

 this weeks featured photos from #mummyshot  are 

These adorable pics were shared by these amazing Instagramer’s 

 @oh_maxwell. @youngmamaandrosie.

@harryshonestmummy.  @jenliujones.

Thank you to everyone who continues to share their precious photographs with us. If you are not following these fabulous instagramers pop over and check them out. 

If you would like a chance to be featured on my own, or Catie’s blog, just tag any photo’s of your children/grandchildren with #mummyshot.

My favourite from Catie’s Instagram photos this week is

Thank you so much for all of you who have shared your images with us! You can see Catie’s favourites over on her blog too. 

If you would like more information about what #MummyShot is you can read Introducing Mummy Shot”


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