Everybody does it.
I mean everybody has done something like it.
Are you sure?
Is it just me then?
OH! COME! ON!
Everyone has Bad Mother Moments.
Maybe not as bad as this one but pretty bad I am sure.
Mine happened because I got distracted. I was having a lovely chat and a catch-up aided by a rather superior
bottle glass of Shiraz with my mate J.
We were putting the world to rights, talking aesthetics and whether or not puce and heliotrope would go in the drawing room.
The boys were settled quietly in front of Deadly 60 and hadn’t been in to bother us for ages. No demands for food or crisps or the fact that they were hungry.
So it is hardly surprising that it happened. In fact you could say it wasn’t my fault at all.
However, J suddenly realised the time, way past 7 o’clock and I realised that the boys had to go to bed. Tout de Suite!
“Right Boys! Off you go now up to bed…”
Typical always trying to watch more TV, always trying to push the boundaries, always wanting to stay up longer…
“No arguing, just do as you’re told”
“I said NO ARGUING!”
Honestly they try the patience of a saint they really do.
I hassled them like a demented sheepdog, hushing their protestations before the words were out of their mouths.
I got them undressed and teeth washed and into bed.
They were unusually fractious and I must admit I got really rather cross.
I do believe I snarled.
Anyway I finally got them off to bed. Lights out and all quiet.
And then as I came downstairs to say goodbye to J I noticed that the table was laid up.
I was just about to thank him for laying for breakfast when the horrible truth dawned.
It was still laid up for supper.
My poor boys had been hassled to bed without anything to eat.
Needless to say I shot back up the stairs grabbed my boys and gave them supper much to their relief.
J of course found this highly amusing and has been regaling all and sundry with my Bad Mother Moment. I have quite a reputation to live down in the village…there again HE has quite a reputation to live down regarding my cats and the fact that HE has been in charge when BOTH of them died… now one maybe an accident but two looks like a conspiracy!