You Know You’re a Bad Mother When…


You have this conversation with your five-year-old at the school gates in the morning: 

Flea: Are we on time, or late?

Me: We’re on time. See, it’s 8.44, and school starts at 8.50. Plenty of time.

Flea: Gosh. Nice to be on time for once. 

Sometimes, I feel my daughter does not worship me in quite the manner I would like. 



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. Ilona
    19th May 2011 / 9:42 am

    Phew I am not the only one.
    We live on the corner of the school road. You can see it from the window. The rare occasions I am home and in charge we leave at 851 – the school bell goes at 850. We even hear it whilst having breakfast in the kitchen.
    My daughter: “Mummy, do you think we will always be The Late Family?”

  2. Domestic Goddesque
    19th May 2011 / 12:36 pm

    She’s the Queen of Oneliners, that daughter of yours!

  3. Nikki
    19th May 2011 / 11:56 am

    I think she’s got your number Sally PMSL.

  4. 19th May 2011 / 8:42 pm

    That girl is going to go far in life no one will ever mess with her, she could squash them in one line! xx

  5. 20th May 2011 / 10:02 am

    No one can do a put down like a 5 year old.