• WE DON’T HAVE TIME •
So the other day Bunny refused to get out of the car at school pick up. We were parked 5 minutes across the road from school on a side street and typically I’d left it until last minute to get out of the car as I didn’t want to feel the stress of her running off as we’re waiting for the Wildcat at the school door.
I had to lift her under her arms and drag her out of the car 🙄😂🙈... god knows what the people in the car behind thought as I’m pulling a planking child from my car 😂🙈 She then put me in a catch 22 situation where she demanded to be carried and I said no. My back is already in bits and she’s just too heavy to carry from where we were parked to the Wildcat’s school door and back. I had no pram as she usually walks these days!
And sometimes I think I just give in too easy to her as it’s the easy option. But then she expects her own way ALL the time.
So as I refused to carry her, each time I tried to walk she instead ran in front of my feet tripping me up.
She is also screaming and crying at the top of her voice.
I carried her in a heap-like bundle (autocorrect just changed that to headlock which has really made me giggle) across the road, stopping every 20steps to readjust because she was just too heavy. 🙄
A few people offered sympathetic comments or looks, most people just stared. By this point I was ready to drop kick her, and I rarely get to that point with Bunny.
We collected the Wildcat on time and took the same process back to the car. 🙄🙈 What I should of done is be patient with her, coax her out of the car. But that would of taken much more time than what I had available- if it had of worked at all, she’s very stubborn!
AND I wouldn’t of been there for the Wildcat when she got to her school door. I’m always there. I’m never late because she gets upset. That’s just a confidence thing we’re working on!
Maybe I should of just given in. I don’t know.
But what I do know is we’re so pressured by time that it’s suffocating!
• So my main aim with TNPPC •
is to bring parents together and to get rid of judgement. To support.
And whilst I was in the depths of organising my event I had this idea of how to physically start bringing parents together other than using this page. How to lower that barrier of uncertainty of knowing who is ‘safe’ or friendly.
So rather than procrastinating like I usually do, I got my arse into gear and yesterday I picked up these... The official TNPPC badges!! 🤩
Basically I’m trying to brand us all 😜 BUT with good reason... So if you’re a NPP (NPP’s to be included) who when out and about are happy to say hi, happy to have a chat, are looking to make friends. If you’re looking to support others and *promise* to never judge then you NEED one of these.
The idea is to wear your badge with pride when out and about... at groups, on the food shop, soft play etc... to show you are part of The Non Perfect Parents Club and you uphold all of the TNPPC standards.
To create that unity between us all and start taking it from just this page out into the real world 🌍👊🏼
I kept them simple so they are easily identifiable and please be aware of H&S* but if you would like one this first batch are a trial batch (sizing wise) so FREE.
I have 24, please inbox to get yours and this sounds very regimental but I won’t be giving them out just ‘willy nilly’, I need to know it will be used (Obvs not all the time but not sat in a drawer at home!) and TNPPC standards will be upheld. * Keep out of reach of the kids, use appropriately and be aware on things such as soft play etc that the badge is well secured or not worn on actual equipment. I cannot accept liability once the badge has left my hands and been entrusted in yours 👍🏼 #parenting #tnppc #thenonperfectparentsclub #squadgoals #ourvillage #support #nojudgement #makingfriends #wingingit #parentssupportingparents #parentsupport #wegotthis
• Well what can I say !!! ❤️ •
Thank you SO much to everyone who came along last night- I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did!
The atmosphere was great, you were all FANTASTIC and I feel incredibly proud to have created something where I had such a lovely bunch of parents together in one room!
Laughing, chatting and taking some time out for YOU.
Even our Body Shop and Scentsy ladies seemed to hit it off and were chatting throughout the evening- thank you ladies, you were fab!! I never thought about it at the time but the glitter (which was AMAZING... not gonna lie refused to wash mine off before bed 😬😬) literally branded us 😂 and the Dads that went off into town told me that each time they saw some glitter they were like hey up here’s some more 🙊😂🙌🏼 (I wonder if we’ll get on LP&P 😜😂😂) If you have photos that you’re happy to share PLEASE send me them- I’m going to put them in my folder that I’ll be putting out at meets! And if you enjoyed last night please leave a review ❤️ And I know, I know... Everyone’s question is are there going to be more? You’ll just have to watch this space....🤷🏼♀️😜 We are TNPPC and we don’t judge, we just support. We catch parents that are falling and pick up those who have already fallen. And no matter what happens, if we’ve survived the day we know WE GOT THIS 💪🏼🌈😘 #TNPPC #thenonperfectparentsclub #parentsnightoff #parenting #wegotthis #tribe #squadgoals #surviving #friends #motherhood #fatherhood #glitter #gin #bodyshop #scentsy #laugh #relax #sparkle #proud #ididthis #tnppcevents #firsts