Why It’s Good to Be a Crazy Mummy

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As am Mum, I come with all different types of faces, sometimes (if you’re not lucky) you’ll get to see all of them in one day.

There’s my serious face

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There’s my ‘whatever’ face

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There’s my ‘thinking and stressing’ face

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There’s my ‘I’m exhausted’ face

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And then, Elliott’s favourite of them all…..

My ‘Crazy Mummy’ face!

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The thing that I tend to notice in this whole parenting experience is that we can get so uptight and serious most of the time and it really brushes off on our kids. I find when I really let go of all my inhibitions and just act really silly and crazy with Elliott, he just loves it. We have fun and I feel so much better for it, it’s like a huge stress release for me.

So when you are feeling a bit serious, stressed, exhausted or you’re like ‘whatever’, put your ‘crazy Mummy’ hat on. Pull some faces, do a strange dance and make weird noises…crazy Mummies are fun!

Will you admit to being a crazy Mummy sometimes?

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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21 Comments

  1. LydiaCLee
    July 15, 2014 / 7:12 am

    On the other end of the scale, with a teen, there is nothing more humiliating than a ‘crazy mummy’ and whatever you do, don’t dance in public…even at a concert.

  2. July 15, 2014 / 7:25 am

    That’s my secret too Eva. My kids love crazy mummy just as I loved my crazy silly mummy. Being liberated and fun at home is so good for you and your kids. X

  3. JM Peace
    July 15, 2014 / 8:05 am

    Making the most of being a crazy mummy while the kids still find it funny instead of embarrassing πŸ™‚

  4. July 15, 2014 / 11:55 am

    Too funny Eva! I equate crazy mummy to fun mummy, so a fair bit of craziness here in our house.

  5. July 15, 2014 / 12:56 pm

    Haha, love this Eva! It’s good to just let go and have fun with our kids sometimes. Although I must say I’ve witnessed the ‘crazy mummy’ face a few times when kids haven’t been around πŸ˜‰

    PS. Hope to see you guys soon, it’s been too long x

  6. July 15, 2014 / 3:48 pm

    I am a crazy mummy so much of the time, my kids don’t even bat an eyelid at it anymore.
    And they have a fair amount of crazy of their own. πŸ™‚

  7. Denise Mooney
    July 15, 2014 / 3:56 pm

    Haha this is brilliant Eva! Crazy mummies are the best πŸ™‚

  8. July 15, 2014 / 4:19 pm

    What a cute post! Such a good reminder. I too tend to let lose sometimes and it usually stops the kids mid track because they’re so used of my being the serious and boring mum, then they join in and we all get on a high from being crazy together. I must break lose with the crazy lady antics more often x

  9. TeganMC
    July 15, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    Love this cute post. I’m a crazy mummy sometimes and Mr 4 loves it. Especially because it usually involves things like ice cream for dinner!

  10. July 15, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    Yep it totally works! Hayley loves it when we’re crazy silly.

  11. 26 Years & Counting
    July 15, 2014 / 9:16 pm

    Not a mummy but the rest of it, yep!

  12. July 15, 2014 / 9:51 pm

    You are a funny mummy too! I love how much joy being a dork brings to my trio!!

  13. July 16, 2014 / 3:05 pm

    Absolutely! Blowing raspberries is a whole family activity around here:)

  14. Renee at Mummy, Wife, Me
    July 16, 2014 / 9:35 pm

    I’m a crazy mummy all the time! The kids love it and it makes me happy too πŸ™‚

  15. LydiaCLee
    July 18, 2014 / 7:15 am

    I think it’s good when people ease up a bit. Too rigid means unhappiness for all…but too slack is another issue. The more kids I have, the slacker parent I become…you just can’t fight everything…

  16. July 18, 2014 / 7:52 am

    Oh I had so many judgements flying around pre babies. It’s sooooo easy to know eeeeeeverything before you actually have kids. Basically ALL OF THE ABOVE! No sugar, no screens etc etc…. I didn’t realise that no sleep would also be in the equation and that a momentary break because the TV or an ipad is in the picture would be my sanities saving grace!

  17. Vanessa Connor
    July 18, 2014 / 9:41 am

    I’ve done all of the above too, except the Ipad thing, (but that’s only because I don’t have one). At this point the only thing I haven’t done that I promised myself I never would, is use my own spit on a tissue to clean my child’s face or hands. I’m clinging to that promise like grim death.

  18. July 18, 2014 / 1:16 pm

    I think I’ve done just about every thing that I swore I wouldn’t do (okay, I still haven’t given a newborn a bottle of scotch, because that’s just silly) .. from lolly pops to ipads, tv, co-sleeping, breast and bottle feeding, dummies.. yep all of it. And now I am discovering that alot of what I said I’d never allow my teenager to do, I’m considering and sometimes saying yes. How nice it was when we knew everything, before we had experienced anything πŸ™‚

  19. July 18, 2014 / 7:53 pm

    There are so many, the TV and lollies ones are definitely ones. I’m pretty sure Punky had her first taste of ice cream at something ridiculous like 5 months when my step-dad shared his chocolate paddle-pop with her when they were looking after her. He tried to hide the evidence, but the chocolate stains on her PJs were a dead giveaway! I’ve come to realise that as long as there are boundaries and clear rules in place most things in moderation are ok, even for kids.