What kind of mother would laugh at this?

I'd like to say I don't laugh every time I look at these photos from today. Unfortunately, that would be a lie.

Pic 1: Look Mummy, it's snow! It's so exciting! Let's go and play!

Pic 2: Come on Mummy, keep up!


Pic 3: Oh dear…


Pic 4: Ouch.



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. 5th January 2010 / 7:46 pm

    I like the fact that you left poor flea lying there while you took another photo! Hilarious. Have to admit, I would have done the same. Blog fodder is always at the back of my mine!

  2. Sally
    5th January 2010 / 7:52 pm

    Course I did!
    My pathetic excuse is that it was soft snow on grass and Flea was wearing so many layers she didn’t feel a thing. Probably.

  3. 5th January 2010 / 8:22 pm

    I love this…. When I took Poppy out (her first real snow that she’s seen) she just sat on the ground and ate it. we don’t call her Gutsy Gillham for nothing.

  4. Insomniac Mummy
    5th January 2010 / 11:50 pm

    Back to parenting school for you forthwith!

  5. Liz (LivingwithKids)
    5th January 2010 / 11:53 pm

    Hilarious, brilliant pix

  6. Humbers Homemade
    6th January 2010 / 9:59 am

    It is funny though, and you just cant help but laugh, although different matter it I was to fall and they laugh at me!!!!!

  7. 6th January 2010 / 10:08 am

    I see you missed out the shot in between where you felled her with a well aimed snowball…

  8. 6th January 2010 / 4:56 pm

    I’m pretty sure my parents actually used to orchestrate situations like this for their own sick amusement…

  9. Vic
    6th January 2010 / 6:19 pm

    I would’ve done exactly the same!

  10. Nikki
    6th January 2010 / 7:54 pm

    Yep, I’d have done the same only followed it up by pelting her with snowballs – gotta keep them down!!
    Ahem – only it was me that fell today and my 3 yr old boy who was sat in the sledge I was pulling along said: “Come on Mummy, get up, I’m getting cold!” – only for me to be helped up by a couple of yummy young men – life is good after all 🙂

  11. 6th January 2010 / 7:55 pm

    HA! Naughty Mummy – but funny!

  12. 6th January 2010 / 9:34 pm

    Awwwww bless (afraid I have similar ones of Toddlergirl from today …)

  13. Sally
    7th January 2010 / 12:18 am

    I’m reassured I’m not the only person who finds small people falling over deeply amusing.
    And @Dawn – how did you know??? Spooky.
    @Nikki – oh no! I fell over last winter dropping Flea at pre-school. Lesson learned: snow + converse = bad idea!

  14. 7th January 2010 / 10:31 am

    Love it! Although it’s much better if it’s a teenager (not thinking about my teen daughter in dolly shoes treking through local park, slipping on her bum – sadly no camera though!!!) BAD MUM!! MXX

  15. 9th January 2010 / 8:58 am

    Haha! Yes, I would have laughed too…