Punching children and other things you probably shouldn’t do.

So, my ongoing campaign to become Lifetime President of the Bad Mummy Club continues apace, as I accidentally punched my child in the face yesterday while fighting with the f****ing car seat straps.

I admit, I was distracted by the fact that Flea was singing her new favourite song, which basically involves singing a commentary to what she's doing at any given moment, to a random series of notes: "I am lifting up my bottom, I am climbing in my seat….ooooooooh…..I am putting my arms in, yes I am, I am putting my arms in……" at the TOP of her voice.

Not annoying in the slightest, obviously.

Flea is still in her Maxi Cosi Priorifix with a 5-point strap (the box says suitable until age 4, and I'm not buying a new seat a moment before, thankyou).  So I'm reaching over to try and get the clip on the farside strap and, of course, the strap has twisted, so the clip won't move an inch, and I'm tugging, and tugging and suddenly my hand slips and – oops.

All the way to Grandma's house it was: "My Mummy hit me, yes she did…oooh….I was sad because Mummy hit me and we don't hit people, no we don't, no we don't….Mummy is NAUGHTY…."



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. Just a Mum
    16th July 2009 / 12:43 pm

    Oh no!
    I once pushed my five year old too enthusiastically on a swing and shoved him right off. Fortunately, it was mostly soft tissue damage, but he never let me forget it.

  2. 16th July 2009 / 1:00 pm

    Lol hysterical….don’t feel too bad though i once wacked my my soon to be five year old over the head whilst trying attack the home made pinata at her 3rd birthday party. It was in full view of all family and friends and she told me i ruined her party – i had to use industrial sized scissors in the end to get to the sweets but luckily i didn’t knock her out cold 🙂 I can totally symathise with the whole car seat thing – i have to strap four in and out all the time – they are the bain of my life!

  3. 16th July 2009 / 4:49 pm

    Oh, that made me laugh so much! Does that mean that I am going to be a bad mother?

  4. 16th July 2009 / 5:41 pm

    LOL at that post and at Brit’s comment!!
    We’ve got that car seat. Yes, the straps do jam all the effing time!
    Hmm, Bad Mummy Club, I think I’d qualify for that. Dropping, bopping and nail/skin clipping are my specialities 🙁

  5. 18th July 2009 / 9:12 pm

    Yes I think I could join the Bad Mummy Club too, the amount of times I’ve drawn blood when clipping nails…