We’ve all been there, right? Enjoying a pre-baby ‘what if’ moment, during which we decide what kind of parent we’re going to be.
For some of us, those original assertions about our style of parenting stick – and we become exactly the type of mum we always imagined we would.
But for the rest of us, the reality is VERY different. And we end up doing everything we said we’d never do.
Former Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge is definitely in the latter boat. In a chat on Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast, Frankie confessed that, pre-motherhood, she thought she’d be incredibly strict.
But, as her little ones Parker and Carter (now 3 and 2) arrived, she soon realised that was easier said than done…
“I had a real vision in my head of what I thought I’d be as a mum. And I thought I’d be able to say no, and that I’d be really strict, but I find it really difficult.
“I’m such a pushover and Wayne [Frankie’s footballer husband] is the strict one,” she added.
“I can’t help it – I remember when I had Parker, literally every time he cried, I cried, and that lasted for at least a year, a year and a half.
“I think it must have been hormones, it was almost uncontrollable. I couldn’t handle it – I just hated to see him cry.”
We’ve gotta say, we can definitely relate to what Frankie’s saying here.
Hands up if you’re currently mourning your wishful-thinking mum personality ??
Have your say
Did you feel like Frankie before you had your kids? Or perhaps you thought you’d be a total pushover, but ended up finding it easier to be strict?
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Images: Instagram/Frankie Bridge