It’s not just me, right?

There are some things you never, EVER say as a parent.

“What do you want for dinner?” (you almost certainly won’t have it in)

“I just need to make a phone call” (are you MAD? That’s the signal for kids everywhere to need to speak to you immediately)

“Why do you need a new skin in Minecraft?” (Please. They just do. Hand over your credit card and accept your fate)

But above all of this, friends, is the thing you never say. Never.



All I wanted was a nice photo to remember Mother’s Day.

Although – to be fair – these do perfectly capture who my daughter actually is. So I completely love them anyway…


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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  1. Justine
    1st April 2014 / 6:51 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! Had the opposite with our eldest whilst trying to get his photo taken to renew his passport. Looking back, I should have said “smile” rather than “don’t smile” or “don’t pull silly faces”. 7 attempts later …