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28 Things Only Stay At Home Mums Will Understand

Peppa Pig knows what's up.

1. 8am counts as a lie-in.

2. That moment you glance in a mirror for the first time that day.

3. You've forgotten what it's like to go to the toilet without an audience.

4. So you've definitely hidden in the bathroom to eat a snack.

5. The postman knows that you are always in to receive packages. For everyone on your street.

6. A quick trip to the shop definitely counts as an wholesome and educational excursion.

7. You are evangelical about the misuse of parent and child parking spaces.

8. Soft. Play. Hell.

9. The thought of dropping the daytime nap gives you the fear.

10. Because of the seriousness of an overtired baby.

11. That between 5 and ­7pm is THE WORST time to call.

12. But the joy when bed time is perfectly executed.

13. That children always get sick when you have plans.

14. But you are NOT ALLOWED to be ill.

15. This is your office.

16. Which means you feel left out during Christmas party season.

17. Making you feel you need to justify your job, even when you know you shouldn't have to.

18. But you've never been as productive at any job EVER BEFORE.

19. You wonder how anyone survived before the advent of all ­day children's television channels.

20. Andy, Cerrie, Katy and co feel like your best friends.

21. When anyone without children tells you how tired they are.

22. That dads do not 'babysit' their own children.

23. Not being able to remember the last time you sat on the top deck of a bus.

24. When things that used to be a chore have now become the ultimate relaxation.

25. Like the joys of a good drying day.

26. That everyone will remember your child's name, and never think to ask for yours.

27. That it's NEVER appropriate to ask “When will you be having another one?”

28. No. More. Snowmen.