When you revealed your baby’s name to your mother, she…
a) Paused and said, “How original.”
b) Slowly repeated it back in a voice she uses for the incontinent family cat.
c) Squealed with delight, “How wonderful, that’s my middle name!”
Your mother insists you must get your newborn into a strict routine. You…
a) Try to keep to the routine, but give extra feeds when she’s not around.
b) Refuse, explaining that mums these days want to listen to their baby’s needs.
c) Tell her you’re all geared up to start, thanks to the Gina Ford book she sent you.
It’s time for your first haircut after having your baby. You…
a) Visit the hairdresser near to where your mother lives so she can babysit while you get washed and blowdried.
b) Go for a trendy new hairstyle – it’s yummy mummy time.
c) Ask for a no-frills, short cut – the last thing you need is to be worrying about how your hair looks every day.
You meet up with a group of single girlfriends. You…
a) Enjoy the evening, but ring home twice to check your baby’s OK.
b) Have a wild night out and then rush home to give your baby her next feed.
c) Only stay for a quick drink – the music’s a bit loud and you find their chat about boyfriends a bit dull.
Your partner says your baby has your mother’s ears. You…
a) Pull your hair back to reveal your baby actually has your ears.
b) Immediately buy your baby a big woolly hat to wear.
c) Take a photo and send it to your mum with the good news.