10 times a new Muma & a Fresher were the exact same.

I was reminded today by Grimmy off of Radio 1 DJ ledgeness, that it is Fresher time.  So, there I am driving toddlermonster to her swim lesson, my arm contorted in eye watering angles whilst I pass her various lunch offerings,  I cast my mind back to 13 whole Septembers ago and vaguely recollected a ‘Month of Blur’ (not the band). My mind then jumped to the only other time that I have endured a Month of Blur: The newborn days.

I thought I might demonstrate how actually, being a Fresher is the exact same as being a new Muma… Just you wait, Girls, you’ll be amazed:

1.Being awake in the early hours, to the thud of the base, or the squeal of a non-latching      newborn. Exact same thing.

2. Surviving on nothing but a packet of biscuits and a Twix ALL.DAY.

3.The suggestion that you left the house before lunchtime is met with hysterical laughter.

4. Jeremy Kyle is beginning to feel like an old friend, his gambling past, tragic ‘my  brother used to…’ stories, and lie detector suspense has kept you faithful at 9.25am.

5. You make frequent trips to the Dr’s for complaints you never knew existed, in areas you really rather wish had been left alone.

6. Cheesy pasta is a treat; Hot food, cooked in a saucepan.

7. Awkward ‘making new friends’ moments. Eye contact, going in for the kill: the SU or baby massage class. Exact same thing.

8. Surviving on minimal casheesh, student loan v’s mat leave allowance. Its a close call. Toppers should definitely offer a maternity leave 10% discount, students are spoilt.

9. Learning a whole load of new stuff. Text books / baby manuals coming out of your ears.

10. New timetable. Except the one major difference here is that ‘FREE PERIOD’ does not feature in the Newborn version. Almost, the-exact-same-thing.

So there we have it, those Freshers aren’t going to feel so darn rocking cocking now are they…

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I am a Muma to 2 little girls, aged 5 & 2. We are seaside dwellers, and I 'only work inside the house' according to my eldest. I love to share the funny side of parenting as well as boldly going where no right minded parents of toddlers would go: to restaurants. Seeking out the most child friendly joints and passing on my findings to all of you to enjoy! I'm basically blogging my way back to sanity!

24 thoughts on “10 times a new Muma & a Fresher were the exact same.

  1. Doesn’t it annoy you when people are reading something and keep bursting out laughing? That’s exactly what I’ve been doing to G whilst reading your post this evening. Hahaha number 5!!!! 😂😂😂 The friends thing – yes! during freshers week/antenatal classes some of the first humans you meet stay with you all through those years “Ok you’re new to this, me too, not sure we have much in common, let’s be mates!!” Hilarious post Muma!!! Tilly xx

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  2. Wow, who’d have thought it? Being a fresher and a new mum are basically the exact same thing! I definitely think mum’s should get a discount card, that would be amazing! Loved this, really made me smmile 🙂 xx #twinklytusday

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  3. Hehe! Yes, I think we should get a shiny discount card when we are on maternity leave 🙂 Ohhh I remember hot food being such a prize to be had back then… Thank you so much for sharing with the #Dreamteam x

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  4. Hehe there is a definite comparison with the strident load and mat leave situ. Feels like we’ve done full circle doesn’t it and back to where we started. New mums should absolutely get the new mum discount! Thanks for sharing at #famulyfun xx

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  5. Haha, this is brilliant! I had never thought of this but you are completely right. I definitely make use of my ‘free period’ (nap time) better than at uni. I pick what I want to watch very carefully now as opposed to just watching Neighbours and Pingu! #FamilyFun

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