I don’t like Mondays…

Monday mornings. They’re always such fun, aren’t they?

Especially when you’re a positive, organised, super-fun Mum like me. Why, just witness the positive things I’ve said to my child already today:


Darling, we slept in a bit, so we need to hurry.

Seriously, how long can it take one person to put on socks??

They must be in the wash. Just wear something that looks like school socks.

Well, I’m sorry the dress hurt your arm. You shouldn’t have been a dog while I was trying to put it on.

No, we’ve run out of milk.

Really? Well, we must have run out of those, too.

It’s brioche.

You can eat it in the car.

Why are you giving me this form now?

What the heck is mini tennis?

No, I don’t have time to sign it.

What homework?

You can read it in the car.

No, a fleece isn’t the same as a coat.

Well, where is your coat?

Fine, wear the fleece.

Do you have a drink?

Just, let’s get in the car, okay?

Have you got your recorder?

You’re right, that’s a bad word and Mummy shouldn’t have said it.

No, you mustn’t ever say that word.

No, I’m not being grumpy.

Alright, maybe a bit.

Remember to brush the toast crumbs off your blazer.

Is that pasta sauce on your cardigan?


Sigh. Roll on Tuesday.


Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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    • 30th April 2012 / 5:18 pm

      It just feels worst, then.

  1. 30th April 2012 / 9:06 am

    Much to look forward to this September lol

    • 30th April 2012 / 5:18 pm

      Ha! You’ll love it. Brings a bit of drama to the everyday.

    • 30th April 2012 / 5:19 pm

      Mondays suck extra hard. FACT.

  2. 30th April 2012 / 11:51 am

    LOL! I reckon all busy households have those kind of monday mornings….even getting up 1.5 hours before we need to leave we are ALWAYS late and someone has forgotten their PE kit!
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    • 30th April 2012 / 5:19 pm

      Good grief, we only ever get up 20 minutes before school, and that’s on a GOOD day.

  3. 30th April 2012 / 2:15 pm

    Last Monday my alarm didn’t go off. My son woke me at 7.35 and somehow we were all at the childminders (a ten minute drive) fully clothed by 8.00am. Literally no idea how we did it! Monday mornings are rubbish!
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    • 30th April 2012 / 5:19 pm

      I am impressed beyond words by this.

    • 30th April 2012 / 5:19 pm

      I have one. No excuse, really.

  4. 30th April 2012 / 3:18 pm

    That sounds exactly like our house every day! So much so that I just read the whole post out to my kids. They loved it!
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    • 30th April 2012 / 5:20 pm

      Well, it’s good to know it’s not just us.

  5. Purplemum
    30th April 2012 / 5:24 pm

    Monday mornings always leave me with a nasty taste in my mouth. I have a near identical dialogue but with two kids, double the bad mum ? This morning I had a taste of my own language when my sons reply to my request for him to put his coat on was “dear god” he is five.
    Usually I pop straight home from the school run for gin and cake , after that I find everything seems a lot better.

  6. 30th April 2012 / 7:11 pm

    Mondays are like that for me too and I work in a school . my staff photo is really bad and one of the kids said did you have a cold that day … Sigh
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  7. 1st May 2012 / 6:40 am

    At least she is naturally the cutest girl at school! Just look at that picture!