Thursday 26 May 2016

The Mummy Tag...

The lovely Rachel from Parenthood Highs and Lows recently tagged me in The Mummy Tag. I do love a tag and it's been a while since I've done one.

1. Are you a Stay at Home Mum or a Working Mum?

I'm a stay at home mum and I have been since Becky was born over 13 years ago....Eesh! That seems a long, long time not to work outside the home....

2. Would you have it any other way?

Sometimes I do think that I would like to go out to work but it just isn't practical at the moment...I am happy being a stay at home mam....I love it most of the time....There are days like the middle of the 6 week summer holidays where I would love a break from the kids....hehehe but this is what I've chosen and I'm fine with that....

3. Do you co-sleep?

It would be a bit odd if I did considering my girls are 13 & 8. There is the odd time when one of them is poorly that they sleep with me and Stu goes in there bed....I have never done the co-sleeping thing with them.

4. What is your one must-have item for your baby?

A baby bouncer...It was a sanity saver for me. I could put the girls down especially Ellie and give myself 5 minutes.

At the age they are now it is their tablet computers....They are great so I can have 5 minutes peace and especially good for when we have trips to the hospital. They keep them amused for the long journey.

5. How many kids do you plan on having?

No more! lol I'm done at two. I do have quite a few reasons why....Heart problems and traumatic births have put me off any more....

6. Date nights? How often do you have them?

Err...Not very often at all. Stu and I rarely go out together without the kids.....We have the odd lunch out but that's about it. 

We do try to have some time on a Saturday evening when the kids have gone to bed to watch TV and have few drinks together....

7. Your child’s favourite show?

Ellie loves Topsy and Tim and Paw Patrol. Becky doesn't really watch TV apart from Supervet and One Born Every Minute. She prefers to watch YouTube videos. Stampy, Miranda Sings and Zoella. Ugh!

8. Name one thing you brought before you had the baby and never ended up using?

I don't think there was anything we never used. The closest to that was The Bumbo We used it once with Ellie. She hated it. Then Becky sat in it and got herself

 9. Your child’s favourite food?

Pizza! Chocolate!

10. How many cars does your family have?

None. Neither Stu and I drive but I have been thinking about it lately....

11. Weight gain, before pregnancy, during, after and now?

I have no idea....I was a size 12 before I had kids....The largest I've been is a size 24 now I am a size 16 to 18 depending on where I shop....

12. Dream holiday with your kids?

It has to be Disney World! One day we will get there...

13. Dream holiday without your kids?

A road trip around America....The kids would only moan at all the traveling....hehehe

14. How has your life changed since having kids?

Completely! It's amazing how much it has changed. I don't have wild night's out anymore (well not every week. lol) I sleep a lot less....I do more washing....The housework is never ending and I don't get to use the bathroom alone BUT it is all amazing! 

15. Finish the sentence “It makes heart melt when…”

my girls play nicely together...It rarely happens so I appreciate it when they do....

16. Where do you shop for your kids?

Asda, Tesco, Primark and charity shops....I have got some lovely clothes all at great prices.

17. Favourite make-up and skincare products?

I rarely wear make-up and my skincare is none existent unless you count soap and water...Eek!

18. Huggies or Pampers?

I used neither with both of my girls....Huggies brought Becky out in a rash and pampers were just leaky. This is going back 13 years though. They have probably changed since then. I used Boots own brand.

19. Have you always wanted kids?

No. I was determined that I was not having kids until I fell pregnant.....I didn't like kids before I had them. I don't really like kids now apart from my two.....hehehe

20. Best part of being a mum?

Seeing them grow up....The laughs, the cuddles and knowing I will love them no matter what....

Consider yourself tagged to answer these questions.....

1 comment :

  1. Another great tag. I'll be doing this one. There's a similar gap between your girls as there is between mine so I totally relate. xx