I don’t know about you but come this time of the year I’m a little bit over trying to be the perfect mum … with perfect children.
You know the story; doing my best to be dressed and ready by the time the kids get up, making them eat a wholesome breakfast and trying everything I can to give them healthy, healthy school lunches every day. I bolt through a full day’s work in 6 hours then spend the afternoon in ‘Mum’s Taxi’!
The quest to do my best to give them the best is actually quite relentless and sadly, it’s often thankless.
Yes, my children may shout a quick thanks as they run from the car to soccer, netball or rugby training but do they really understand how 2 hours every afternoon does nothing other than elevate my stress levels?
And of course they tell me I’m awesome if I’ve managed to bake a batch of cupcakes or a caramel slice but I then spend the next few days feeling guilty for the ‘mum-inflicted’ sugar rush!
To be honest, I spend a lot of my time feeling guilty and attempting to fight the fight to keep my family ‘on track’.
‘On track’ with what you may say. ‘On track’ in terms of doing everything the way I feel it should be; minimal screen time, lots of outside time, 5 veg and 2 fruit serves each day, lots of exercise, into bed on time. You know – all those things I want us to do (and be) but we never quite achieve!
So I’ve decided that this school holidays will be the break point. The point where I give myself AND my kids a BREAK!
I’m going to introduce my children to the spontaneousness of just riding around the neighbourhood to see who’s home, the joy of setting up a blanket tent in the back garden, the fun of toasting marshmallows in our fire pit and I’m going to join them in the ‘no electronics while the sun is up’ challenge.
I’m going to ease up on the kale, pull back on the quinoa because really being a kid shouldn’t be this hard! And drumroll … I’m going to announce to the kids that white bread is back in the bread box and open for business.
Cue cheers from my ‘horrified of wholegrain’ offspring.
Goodbye bits, goodbye rye and hello soft and fluffy WHITE BREAD! Hey I’m going to be the most awesome mum on the block. By the end of the hols I’ll have a neighbourhood flock!
Yes there’ll be toast for breaky and sambos for lunch and not a bit of a bit in sight.
What I won’t be telling them though is that I’m cheating! That I’ve found a friend when it comes to winning the war on white bread.
And that friend is Wonder Smooth Wholegrain. The bread that has everything we mums want and nothing the kids don’t.
They will think that their pestering has paid off but I’ll know that while they think they are eating ‘white bread’ they’re actually getting all the goodness of wholegrain bread thanks to Wonder Smooth Wholegrain.
Awesome. And a big Win | Win.
High in Fibre, Smooth Wholegrain & No Artificial Preservatives (ticks every box for me) in a Fluffy White Bread (for the kids).
Thanks Wonder Smooth. I salute you – you clearly get what kids want and understand what mums need!
Keep the kids busy with these fun colouring-in sheets from Wonder White!
And for a good chuckle, check out the response when this Dad dishes up a very fancy lamb dinner …
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