Do you remember all the wonderful things your mother taught you? No I thought not, neither do I.
However as a mother that has never stopped me trying to teach my gang a few of life’s important lessons. This weekend was no exception.
Last Saturday night I took my role as a teacher and mentor to a whole new level. My children are growing up and are experiencing all sorts of pressures, most particularly when they are out with their peers.
So, purely in the best interests of my children, I went out Saturday night with a large group of friends. In a most selfless act of motherhood I abandoned my usual care and showed them exactly what happens when you forget all responsibilities. When you ignore the fact you must get up early the next morning. When you disregard what is a sensible volume of drink to consume. When you enjoy laughing and socialising for more hours than you should. When you forget to take note of exactly which is the one drink that’s one too many.
Yes, I know you are in awe of me. A definite candidate for mother of the year. Not one word of a lie, I did all that for my children.
The following day my family watched in wonder, as a ghost like figure shuffled around the house in the body of their mother. All problems were met with a pre programmed response, “Does this face look like it can help you?”.
At one stage I rallied. It was a Sunday. The day we all eat together. I tried, honestly I did. Now those who follow me on facebook know what happens next but in the interest of full disclosure I’ll share my sorrows once more. At about 1.30pm I wandered into the kitchen to investigate the source of a toxic smell. It was truly vile. It was coming from ‘the dinner’. On further investigation I discovered I had indeed peeled potatoes for five, but somehow I’d failed to put any water in the pot to boil them. One saucepan and a million potatoes ruined! Despite open windows and doors it took hours to rid the house of my mistake. Thankfully my eldest daughter suggested a massive fry, so all thoughts of a Sunday lunch were abandoned.
The day went on forever, but through my pain I continued to think of my family. I was heard to say regularly, “This is what happens when you go out early and forget to come home.”
I can only hope they remember their lesson and I am never again called on to repeat it.
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Lol. But I bet it was fun at the time. Just can’t deal with hangovers now. But it was ultra generous of you to give your kids a much needed example. 😉 x
Never again! But yes it was a great night, possibly even worth it!
Just have to plan carefully for the next one. 🙂 x
The sacrifice you made as a mother, just JUST to be an example to them. They’d better appreciate it.
(Hope you had a fantastic night out, though!)
It was a great night, and I do hope they appreciate it. It was a very long day after the night before.
He he he, very funny lesson for your kids.
Thanks. Funny in hindsight for me. But a great night out.
the things we do for our kids, eh ? 😆
I’d say you were this kind of parent on occasions too!
Better you than me!
Ha Sharen. You can guess who I was with, she who will remain nameless!
That’s some mighty powerful parenting Tric. Good for you!!! If I need an example for my kids I’ll give you a ring! 🙂 I don’t parent that well!!!!
Ah I suspect if you came over here we’d teach you a thing or two. Just once in the interest of our children.
HAHAHAHA! Oh Tric….That scares me more than tempts me!!!!! 🙂
This makes me smile…
It was a great night and once in a while those nights are worth the day after. I think? 🙂
Hahaha… Great one! And what a sacrifice it was! I didn’t think that you enjoyed it at all 😉
Ha! Do as I say, not as I do.
Actions speak louder than words! (or inaction in this case, all day!)
The sacrifices we make for our children.
I hope they appreciate it in our elder years!
ha ha glad i didnt go now ,you should b congradulated for the example of getting up at all the next day lol
Lazy sod, you could have saved me!
Well, ONE sin is always forgivable…and you look pretty good for a hangoverer!
That is not a picture of me. I’d say I looked like this but worse!
you are a natural teacher, tric. i love how you use the hands-on experience approach )
Yes I was very hands on on this occasion. A lesson I hope not to be repeating in the near future.
I feel like that may not have been enough to teach them entirely….Maybe a couple more to seal the deal?!:)
Ha ha. Give me time!
Funny – the things we do for our kids! Fortunately, I haven’t had to make that one in a very long time….
And I hope not to repeat this for a long time. Have you moved yet?
I move on February 27! Very soon – in the last stages of packing…
The things we do for our children are difficult but you win the award for going above and beyond. I think I did this for my kids but they didn’t remember. LOL
We are amazing parents at times. Maybe you should repeat the lesson so your children will remember. 🙂
Maybe all it takes is 1 1/2 half drinks for me…after 2 I fecking love the whole world..not pretty
My children remember and laugh at me and none of them drink much…They had an alcoholic father who deserted them in life…my Daughter in Ireland goes out with her fiends and has a bit better tolerance than I but it’s hard for her to make friends because she’s always the American…in a small Irish town
Oh I’m sorry she has not settled in 100%. An alcoholic father would take a lot of the pleasure out of alcohol i’d say.
Could I email you I have some questions I need to ask. My e-mail is email@example.com
I do wish she knew you but I can’t convince my son-in-law to move to Cork which I love but it’s not where his parents are
It’s a bit far away alright.
Ha! I think I need to teach my grown children (and the husband) the same lesson and should offer myself up as the sacrifice for their benefit. They are sorely in need of a lesson on responsibility (or lack thereof) and I feel sorely in need of letting go of the title “Responsible Party”.
I’d highly recommend the night with no responsibility, but the day after is a real challenge. 🙂
It’s only February and you’re already a candidate for mother of the year. Hey, sometimes it takes a realistic situation to teach our kids. You can just chalk this one up to a “This is what you shouldn’t do” lesson.
I think it was a lesson for more than my kids! 🙂
I bet it was!