You Know You’re an Awesome Parent When…

Your daughter has THIS conversation with your Mum:


Flea: Grandma, you know the apple you gave me? 

Mum: Yes. 

Flea: I’ve eaten it all. 

Mum: Well done, just keep the core until we get home. 

Flea: I’ve eaten the core. And the stalk, too. There’s nothing left. 

Mum: Really? You must have been hungry. 

Flea: Well, we did forget breakfast and lunch today. Can I come to your house for something to eat? 

It’s not quite as bad as it sounds – we’ve been doing that festive thing of surviving on a diet of Chocolate Oranges, clementines, cheese and Pringles. There have been relatively few recognisable ‘MEALS’ – except obviously my Mum now thinks I’ve been starving the poor child.

As an added bonus, my parenting credentials this week were bolstered still further when we were at the beach and a passing greyhound ran off with Flea’s beloved Stitch soft toy and I could do nothing except laugh so hard I cried. And take pictures, obviously. Here’s the owner making a run after the dog who is holding the blue bundle of fur and stuffing that is Stitch.

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(we got him back eventually, intact and a bit slobbery) 


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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    • 7th January 2013 / 12:26 pm

      One woman’s feral is just another woman’s independence. *cough*

  1. 6th January 2013 / 3:08 pm

    Yes, my daughter went to her Grandma’s house the other for ‘food’. She told her Grandma (aka my ex-MIL) we had nothing to eat and she was hungry. Her Grandma then rang me to tell me not to worry as she was feeding her. Excellent.
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    • 7th January 2013 / 12:27 pm

      haha! It’s great isn’t it how they learn so young…

  2. purplemum
    6th January 2013 / 5:48 pm

    As a money saver I think this is an excellent budgeting tip. May I include in my next post “to save money on food tell your children to tell their grandparents that they don’t get fed at home, then simply send them there for dinner.” I think it’s a winning idea, thanks.

    • 7th January 2013 / 12:27 pm

      We have been known to employ this tactic semi-regularly on Sundays.

  3. 6th January 2013 / 6:36 pm

    Yeah that’s *never* happened to me before! *cough* not at all! 😉
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  4. TheBoyandMe
    6th January 2013 / 9:11 pm

    Is it not standard to eat nothing but crap over Christmas? And somehow I can understand you taking a photograph of the dog first…

    • 7th January 2013 / 12:27 pm

      It’s virtually the law.

  5. 7th January 2013 / 10:45 am

    Love this blog! And through it I’ve found a heap of other mummy blogs to follow! So thanks! 🙂 x

    • 7th January 2013 / 12:28 pm

      Huzzah! So glad to be helpful 🙂

  6. 7th January 2013 / 12:27 pm

    Efficiency. A+.

  7. 7th January 2013 / 12:30 pm

    Mine are like cats, they moan at everyone until they get fed. I’m pleased to say the older ones now feed the younger ones if I’m a tad ‘distracted’ so they rarely actually miss a meal these days.
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  8. Joanne Mallon
    7th January 2013 / 12:57 pm

    I have a Chocolate Orange tip for you: If the last piece of your chocolate orange has gone missing and it is only you and your daughter in the house, don’t be too quick to accuse her of eating it, because you may just be sitting on it, leading to an ‘arse covered with melted chocolate’ situation which she will hoot about for days.

    I heard that happened to somebody once.

    (oh hang on, it was me)

    • 7th January 2013 / 1:28 pm

      You’re officially my new role model.

  9. 8th January 2013 / 9:09 pm

    This made me laugh, can your Mum feed me-my kids are eating me out of house and home!

  10. 9th January 2013 / 6:30 pm

    Yep, been there done that. Forgot tea the other day, had been hoovering up too many crisps and wasn’t hungry myself. So sent them to bed…. and no-one said a thing!
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  11. 24th January 2013 / 3:05 pm

    My daughter hates eating in the early morning (I do, too). Her lunch at school is served at 10:30am, so it’s not so bad. But every now and then I force her to at least eat a cookie in the car on the way to school.
    My mum, when we see her, has a habit of asking my daughter what she typically has for breakfast, and of course, the answer is “cookies.”