Mrs Mombastic shared on Facebook the hilarious reason why she loves a good game of hide and seek with the kids.

Her post has soon gained attention with nearly 200 shares.

She wrote, “Today we played hide and seek.


“Seriously, I don’t know why mums complain so much. I feel totally reenergised after five minutes to gather my thoughts without my boobs being grabbed at or my sleeve being pulled at or my ears being shouted in.

“Yup. A new woman.

“You see, it’s not the night feeds that I find tiring….

“It’s the mental load of motherhood. It’s the questions, the tantrums and the bloody all in one waterproof jackets.

It’s the fact that I got excited this afternoon over sitting in my shower whilst playing hide and seek because it meant that I got five minutes peace.

“And do you know what made absolutely no sense in my mind?????

I heard them looking for me. Searching. I could hear the initial excitement from them turn into mild anxiety. And as soon as I heard that shift, I had to let them know my whereabouts.

“Because as much as I long for my own space once in a while, as soon as I know that my children need me, ‘me time’ seems seriously over rated by way of comparison….

“Then again, maybe I’m so far into motherhood that I consider ‘me time’ to be hiding for five minutes sat on a cold, tiled floor in my shower…. we will never know people. We will never know.

Ps. Welcome to motherhood. It’s weird, chaotic and contradictory. You’re gunna love it.”

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  • She’s right, motherhood can be very contradictory.


  • I need to teach my son how to play hide and seek.


  • I had to laugh once when my 3 year old told me where I had to hide, then when it was his turn he told me which (very small) room he was going in and started knocking on the door as soon as he was in there before I could even count to 10


  • Im sure it’s the same as how our primary school teachers loved us playing heads down, thumbs up, or sleeping lions ????


  • Win win. .. happy mum happy kids !


  • How clever – a game and some peace all at once.


  • I take my time once kids are in bed


  • I like to walk outside for a moment and take a deep breath every now and then


  • I’d never come out…lol


  • I loved afternoon nap time because it meant I got some quiet time too.


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