Monday, 6 February 2017

I wish I was Evening Mum

When the kids are finally down for the night, I become a different type of mum. The sort I wish I was all of the time. 

I become Evening Mum.

Evening Mum is kind. Evening Mum is chilled. Evening Mum has infinite patience. She never shouts. She doesn’t grumble. She even finds it quite amusing that you lay on the floor in the shop earlier today. She appreciates you ALL of the time. She plans out fun things we can do the next day. She wants to creep into your room and kiss your tiny cute noses. Evening Mum NEVER plays on her phone in front of you. She sometimes cries that Daytime Mum doesn’t always act like her. On the other hand, Evening Mum does have the super ability of hindsight and she doesn’t really give Daytime Mum much of a break.

In the morning, Daytime Mum arises and though she still loves you so much it hurts, she is at times, a little less patient, a little bit grumpier and doesn’t always follow through on Evening Mum’s carefully laid-out plans. She doesn’t always see the funny side of spilled drinks and tantrums. She does strongly suspect however, that maybe Evening Mum is just better at it because she gets a break (so maybe Evening Mum should just do one). What Daytime Mum DOES do, is to endeavour to be a little better at it the next day, to try a little harder and play a little longer and so maybe, just maybe, Daytime Mum and Evening Mum will eventually merge into one. 




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53 comments:

  1. So true...the days can be long! I'm currently channeling the playing with my phone mum....#MarvMondays

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    1. I think I'd be find it a whole lot harder without my phone that's for sure! xx

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  2. Very true. The days can be very long when you're a parent. #bigpinklink

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    1. Back again from #twinklytuesday. Waves

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    2. Waves back!!! So lovely to bump into you again! xxx

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  3. Oh I so see myself in this, early morning Mum is definitely one not to be messed with. #bigpinklink

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  4. Early Morning Mum has waaay more on her plate than Evening Mum so its an unfair contest ;) xxx #marvmondays

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  5. I love evening mom. She's so inspiring! I definitely have a hard time finding tantrums funny during day *cough* morning *cough*. But as long as we aim a little higher every day, we're doing our job to the best of our ability.
    #DreamTeam

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  6. My evening mum is an absolutely bitch! Daytime mum is happy and friendly and playful. evening mum is so overtired, grumpy and ratty! I had a go at hubbby last night for throwing away a Chinese menu that I had used once in 3 years! #twinklytuesday

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  7. I am so with you on this! But then to be fair my Evening Mum self gets to sit on her backside with a cuppa in front of the fire giggling at the days events and watching Netflix. My Daytime Mum self has to run around in circles after two fractious tots that are generally demanding all of the things and apparently needing wiping at all times. Personally I think Daytime Mum gets a tough deal and Evening Mum needs to cut her some slack and leave a few biscuits out for her or something? Great post. Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam x

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    1. Haha, I think Evening mum owes Daytime mum at least a few tins of biscuits!

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  8. So true! I'm lucky now that my daughter is older and started to play alone and have less tantrums so evening Mum is often about during the day. It's a much nicer feeling eh? xx #twinklytuesday

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  9. Absolutely true! I love this post. I often wish I could be evening mum during day time mum which hardly ever happens. It makes me so sad xx #twinklytuesday

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    1. I bet you are still doing an amazing job xx

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  10. I am totally with you on this - and it is interesting to see how many mums are. Thank goodness I am not the only one! #MaternityMondays

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    1. You're definitely not the only one :) xxx

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  11. I wish I could be evening mum, or even evening wife sometimes. Being a Special Needs mum means that I'm every single minute of every single day mum which can turn me into a tired, grumpy mum & wife xx #TwinklyTuesday

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    1. I bet you are doing an amazing job lovely, it can be so hard xxx

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  12. I wish I was an evening mum too! I'm not very good at being calm and organised although it is something I am working on this year. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, I've been poorly recently, so that means all i've really been is a tired, poorly, cuddly mum instead! #bestandworst

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    1. Really sorry to hear you've been poorly chick xxx

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  13. Oh this is brilliant! I'm an AMAZING evening Mum, and I too berate day time Mum heavily. Thanks for popping by the #bigpinklink

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  14. Reading this as evening Mum, whilst pondering if I was a little harsh on the girls at bedtime, but Daytime mum was ready to clock off lol!
    Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub, v funny angle, loved it.

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  15. I'm so with you on this! I have two boys - aged 5 and 5 months - and I feel horrible than I long for the oldest to go to bed so I can be a sort of Evening Mum and just play and cuddle with the little one! #marvmondays x

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    1. It is really hard with two, I don't feel like my youngest gets half the attention the older one gets! xxx

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  16. This is so true - life is a constant struggle of wanting to be evening mum but being daytime mum. So there with you on this. Thanks for linking this up to #coolmumclub xoxo

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    1. Today has definitely been one of those days x

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  17. I wish I was evening mum all the time too. Morning mummy can be bossy and impatient. Great post. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

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    1. My morning mum has definitely had one of those sorts of days x

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  18. Lool sounds very much like me! Almost read this as if it was a poem, nice post :) #ThatFridayLinky

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  19. My daytime and evening mum sounds just like yours! Its really hard in the day time to be the mum you always want to be all of the time, but we're always trying and thats what counts :-) Thanks for sharing this on #MarvMondays, I can totally relate to it. Emily

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    1. Yes it's so hard in the day time, you just don't get a break. Thank goodness for the evenings xx

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  20. It's tough at the end of day and energy levels are low fab post Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

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  21. This is lovely, Evening Mum definitely can be all of those things because she gets a break! x #SundayBest

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  22. Evening mum here is a beast lately- that said so are evening kids.

    #sundaybest

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  23. Ha ha I think this goes for all of us. Poor Daytime Mum x #SundayBest

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  24. I am probably evening mum but do try to be that all day however it sometimes doesn't work.....thanks for linking up! #bestandworst

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  25. I am definitely evening mum too, I think we all are if we're honest. Its easy to be super patient when theyre not actually there driving you crackers! I bet daytime mum isnt half as bad as you think she is..its Guilty mum making you think that! ;) Thanks for joining us at #sundaybest, hope to see you again tomorrow x

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    1. Guilty Mum definitely rocks up most days!!!

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  26. Oh yes I wish I was evening mum too! I'm definitely more like daytime mum sadly. Thank you for linking up to #sundaybest x

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