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!!”

Cheers,  Linda

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) …

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  • Everyone gets them at any time. Laugh it off and enjoy the dorkiness, I say. It’s better that way as you won’t beat yourself up over every little mistake you do


  • What a fabulous tshirt! Where can I get myself one?


  • There are so many Doh moments for parents…lol


  • Favourite saying from 2 1/2 boy when something happens “oh man”
    One of mine if I spill or drop something is “oh no, not again, what next”
    5 year old girl if she spills or drops and breaks something calls out “I’m so so sorry”. I have to check something has happened – it’s a good giveaway. She only says it when she’s done something wrong.


  • My sons favourite saying when he was around four in five was Homers infamous ‘Doh.’ He used to say it all the time, was so cute. I adore the Homer dress/shirt in the pic


  • Funny stuff.


  • That was an interesting article! Thanks for sharing!


  • I have had quite a lot of these types of moments myself


  • Those are some great “doh!” moments, I think every mum has them.


  • Great article. Sounds like there are lots of laughs at your house!


  • The way my son fell asleep


  • LOL I think we could all ‘write a book’ on our derrr moments. I call them Brain Farts…..


  • hehe! well done


  • This is so funny. I guess many Mums (and Dads) have moments like that. I still have some of them marked on the calendar, including birthdays, anniversaries of deaths etc


  • Way too many homer moments.


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