Reasons Why I am an Evil Mother, Part 1

Flea and I like to invent games.

Among our favourites are classics like, "I can't be bothered to hit you, will you just run into my hand really fast", "Close your eyes and guess who hit you" and "I don't know who you are, little girl, but I'm sure your real Mummy is looking for you". 

However, our best and favourite game EVER is "I can only hear you when you are singing"

If you'd like to try this game in your family, it's really very simple. Whenever your child tries to talk to you, simply reply, "I can only hear you when you're singing". 

You can join in the game, too, if you like. And the louder and more out of tune you are, the better (which is lucky, for us Whittles). There's no downside for you as the parent because – ha! – you are the one with the video camera. 

Which means you are the one that gets to create absolutely amazing future blackmail material like this gem: 


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. 28th October 2011 / 7:30 pm

    Mahahahahhaha…you ARE an evil mother! So funny. At one point sounded almost like a football chant…”Drayton Manor, Drayton Manor, Drayton Manor till I die, till I die, Dray-ay-ton Manor till I die”. Have fun tomorrow 😉

  2. 28th October 2011 / 7:52 pm

    That’s soo funny!! I’ll make Abby speak to me through singing next time lol! Btw how do u play ‘I can’t be bothered to hit you, will you just run into my hand really fast’ ? Sounds like another fab idea!

  3. Lorraine The Party Times
    29th October 2011 / 9:30 pm

    fabulous – will try this tomorrow!

  4. 29th October 2011 / 10:53 pm

    Hope Drayton Manor went well. We decided not to go this year after IJ refused to remove her hands from her ears during the firework display last year whilst chanting ‘take me away’ or something similar!

  5. 30th October 2011 / 12:20 pm

    Good game. Don’t you have a lot of seating in your kitchen for just the two of you – or do you entertain a lot?