Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Mid-mummy crisis

If it doesn't exist, it bloody should do.

Men can have a mid-life crisis, its official, I'm having a mid-mummy crisis.

Men can go out and buy porsches and wear ill-advised clothing and highlight their hair and everyone just nods wisely and says "Mid-life crisis" as if that's ok. A mid-life crisis is a get out of jail free card and I want IN.

I'm about to go out and buy a huge Toblerone and go a bit crazy myself.

SEE, even my idea of fun has changed!!!!!

My eldest child is ten, So for the last ten years I have been a slave to someone elses feelings, emotions and even their stomach.

I have forgotten what it is like to have a bath without ducks!!! Expensive bath oils and candles have been replaced with Matey bubble bath and a rather scary Dora head on the side of the bath.

I remember when going out didn't have to be planned with military precision. Now it is all about bedtimes, remembering suntan lotion and tissues (I NEVER carried a tissue before I had children) I had designer handbags that didn't hold Hello Kitty sunglasses, a toy car and some sparkly pink glitter (Ok that may be mine, I will never say)

I remember when a lunch out used to involve food other than nuggets, and a leisurely dessert wasn't a McFlurry.

Yeah I miss that.

I miss wine on a hot summer day, I miss naps on the weekend, (Although I'm pretty sure I didn't want one until I couldn't have one) I miss the ME that I was.

I was fun, now I feel bogged down in life, responsibilities and responsibility for others. The next time I'll get to be looked after is when i'm old and even that is doubtful (Thanks NHS)

It isn't that I don't love my children.

It is just that along the way I think I've forgotten how to love myself.

And THAT to me sounds like a mid-mummy crisis, (I'd go and highlight my hair but I don't have the time-sigh)

What do you think?

Shuld a mid-mummy crisis become a nationally recognised condition?

Let me know

Big Fashionista x x

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Thank you x


  1. I vote you get booked into a luxury spa for the weekend with one of your best girl friends and have a good dollop of 'me' time. You deserve it!

  2. Sounds like an excellent plan. But no-one would survive a weekend without me :-)

  3. I so hear where you are coming from. Who is to blame for all of this.....? Oh - it must be our own fault! :)

  4. Us Mummys are fab mummys, but we mustn't forget US. I nodded knowingly at all your points and don't get me wrong, I love being a Mum, and wouldn't change that, but we still have to love yourselves and find the time to do that!

    I personally think their should be a 'main carer' (being PC now) holiday, where we all get one day off where we are free to be carefree for one day!!


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