At various stages of my son’s life, I have been Super Mum, Loving Mum, Cross Mum and Fun Mum. As he has grown older (he is now 8 years old), I have now turned into, to quote one his favourite characters, Doh!…Mum!!!!
Over the years, there have been a number of incidences including the time I sent him to school in Singapore in Japanese pyjamas for a Chinese New Year theme day, (there are two “doh” moments here; 1. I couldn’t find a Chinese outfit despite being a. Chinese and b. living in Singapore so felt the PJs would do) and 2. I sent him to school in it one week earlier prompting his teacher to ask “why are you wearing that?…”dohhhh”).
There was also the time we had one of his friends over who recently turned 7. I was joking with him saying “Wow…70…you don’t look 70…” to which my son’s friend looked at me like “What the ???”. After a few rounds of this, my son interjected and said to his mate “Just ignore her…she thinks she is funny” (“dohhh”).
My recent “doh” moment happened when my son went back to school. It was a “doh” moment because 1. I sent him in his brand new Winter uniform to find out that he was supposed to wear his Rugby gear (promptly a number of inquiries from his friends “why are you wearing that?”) and 2. I had miscalculated the start of Term 2 and inadvertently missed a whole day of school (prompting his friends to ask “where were you yesterday?”). “Dohhhh!!”
Thanks Linda. We’ve just chuckled our way through this post! Mums, what Homer moments do you remember (or prefer not to remember)?
p.s. This is NOT Linda in this pic (just in case you were wondering) …