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Who could forget that face?

Flea

Next time you think you're a bad mother, I invite you to come back to read this post. No, really. Because I think I can guarantee you've never had THIS conversation in the car after collecting your precious, beloved offspring from school.

Me: Hey, Flea, you didn’t tell me there was a class photo in your bag. When was this taken?

Flea: I don’t remember.

Me: Oh you’re not in it. That’s a shame. Were we on holiday?

Flea: Don’t know. Please may I have sandwiches for dinner?

Me: Maybe. Oh, I think we were in London. There’s Charlie. And George. And who’s this, next to them?

Flea: That’s Samuel. I think I’ve got raisins in my snack box.

Me: Oh yes, I know Samuel. And look there’s Natasha and Zara. Is that Darcy?

Flea: Yes.  [Flea starts rummaging in the glove box]

Me: Hmm. Who’s this girl here? Is she new?

Flea: Can I have this biscuit?

Me: Sure. Hmm. She’s got a yellow badge, she must be in your house. Who is she? Have a look. What’s that little girl’s name?

Flea: Flea

Me: Eh?

Flea: It’s me, Mummy.

Me: It doesn’t look like you. Are you sure?

Flea: [looks at me like I'm a moron] Yes.

Me: What happened to your hair?

Flea: My teacher brushed it.

That'll be another sterling parenting moment, then. 

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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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Sally

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.

28 Comments

  1. Mamafour

    Sorry, can’t comment. Laughing too hard to type…

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  2. mathew

    are you sure you picked up the right kid? 😉

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  3. Lindy

    holy crap that is one of the funniest things I’ve read in a long time! Start saving how for therapy!

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  4. Liz (LivingwithKids)

    Absolutely adorable picture. I have all No 1 Sons school pictures in a drawer and I take them out from time to time to remind me how angelic he used to be, and how shiny his hair was when I was the one in charge of washing it.

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  5. Carly

    haha flipping hilarious Sally…pure class 🙂 xxx

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  6. Sally Whittle

    My life is inherently ridiculous, it’s true.

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  7. Sally Whittle

    Ha ha! In my defence it was one of those TEENY photos that schools send out as proofs, and the teacher had combed Flea’s hair right back so she didn’t have a fringe, making her look very different.
    I know ultimately these are pitiful excuses, but they’re all I have…

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  8. Sally Whittle

    I know, I’m giving her so much material to work with in later years, aren’t I?

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  9. Mummy Mania

    Oh that is great. absolutely brilliant. do you get any points for recognising all her friends??

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  10. TheMadHouse

    I actually spat my tea at the screen, you crack me up. I can not wait to meet you in person. You make me feel that they are such things as rainbows and pots of gold at the end of them

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  11. Sandy Calico

    Hmm, don’t know where my comment went. Here it is again:
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA etc.

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  12. Magicmummy

    That is the funniest thing I’ve read in ages!

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  13. youngmummy

    I love ‘[looks at me like I’m a moron]’. Flea is just too cool for school. So funny.

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  14. New Mummy

    Brilliant that’s all I can say

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  15. Mummy V

    lol, that is fab, sounds much like how my niece would react!

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  16. Mwa

    That’s too funny!
    But I can’t make fun of you, because my son was once welcomed by his nursery school teacher with the immortal words “Oooh, a clean face today!” (No milk moustache for once.)

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  17. Sally Whittle

    Ha! Nice to know it’s not just me, then.

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  18. Sally Whittle

    Crikey, I wouldn’t raise your hopes THAT high.

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  19. Sally Whittle

    Oh sure. If only to make me feel a bit less like a complete loser mother.

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  20. Sally Whittle

    Whereas I don’t have Flea’s school photos because I get distracted and forget to send the order form back in time. Sigh..

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  21. Priness_L_88

    ROFL! Oh that’s brilliant!

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  22. Michelle Twin Mum

    lmao, it has all been said! Great conversation. Mich x

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  23. Aly

    Ah, you have the best things to say.Had to tell hubby this one and the monkey porn one.

    Reply
  24. Ouidad

    This could be the funniest thing I’ve read all year! We love these kinds of child-hair stories! Thanks for sharing!
    -Deb for Ouidad

    Reply

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