Top 50 Signs Of A Mum
31st January 2015
Buying gallons of milk, always having a packet of wet wipes to hand and knowing the words to ‘Let it Go' are just some of the signs of being a mum, it has been revealed.
They'll also be yearning for a long lie in, have photos of their children as a screensaver and have learnt how to swear under their breath.
The findings emerged in a study of 2,000 mums which looks at the tell-tale signs of someone who has clearly had children.
And the top 50 list reveals mums are permanently ‘wired', rushing everywhere and always watch TV on catch-up or Sky+ - never live.
You'll also find a cabinet dedicated to medicines, a massive family organiser on the wall and they'll be drunk on one glass of wine when you pop round to visit.
Lauren Venters at Asda which commissioned the survey to celebrate their in-store baby and toddler event which ends on Sunday 8th February, said: ‘'Mums have a natural instinct to be prepared for all eventualities when they have children.
‘'From stocking up on milk to always having nappies, tissues and wet wipes stored away in their handbag - mum is most definitely a ‘wonder woman'.
‘'We can tell that mum rarely puts herself first, and when she finally gets round to relaxing in the evening with a nice glass of red, it ends up going straight to her head.
‘'This top 5 signs of being a mum has taught us a lot and while many can give you a little giggle, we recognise they really go out of their way to make sure their children are happy and healthy.''
And its clear mums never stop putting their children first as it was revealed they can adapt to their surroundings and learn to sleep on the edge of the bed because their child is sleeping horizontally beside them.
They also find it almost impossible to leave the house without asking everyone if they have been to the toilet.
Comfort becomes a higher priority over fashion too, as further signs of being a mum were said to be finding bigger pants more comfortable and owning lots of comfy shoes.
‘Sugar’ and ‘fudge’ have become more common ways for mums to curse and they automatically cut their sandwiches into squares - regardless who they are for.
They don’t get queasy at the thought of poo, wee or sick and they drive around in a people carrier because ‘it seems like a good idea to own one’.
When they’re out shopping you’ll notice them jiggling the shopping trolley as if it was a buggy and they’ll instinctively grab anyone’s hand when crossing the road - even if their company is an adult.
Mums can spot a high temperature at ten paces and they know all the words to kids TV tunes and the most irritating pop songs.
And when they get some rare ‘free time’ and take a trip to the shops, they’re more likely to return with things for the kids rather than themselves.
Their sensitive side tends to crop up more frequently too as they find it too hard to watch sad things about children on the telly when it comes on and they become much more opinionated about schooling and education.
Lauren Venters added: "We know that being a mum is the hardest job in the world, so we want to help as much as we can by getting in all the best deals on baby essentials so mum can focus on learning the words to Let It Go instead of traipsing round loads of supermarkets.
‘’Whether you need wet wipes or nappies, milk or comfy bras or actually just a nice bottle of vino for that rare 5 minutes of R&R, we’ve got it covered.’’
TOP 50 SIGNS OF BEING A MUM
1. They long for a lie in
2. Have a photo of their children as a screensaver
3. They rush everywhere
4. They know all the words to popular kids TV theme tunes
5. They are permanently knackered or ‘wired’
6. They always have a pack of wet wipes to hand
7. They can function on very little sleep
8. Can’t leave the house without asking everyone if they’ve been to the toilet
9. Always carry a massive bag or multiple bags
10. Always have tissue in their handbag
11. They know the name of characters from kids TV
12. They appreciate their own mum more
13. They go out shopping for the day and only return with stuff for the children
14. Thinks nothing of sharing stories of difficult births, miscarriages, breast feeding etc
15. They have a cupboard dedicated to medicines
16. Never go anywhere without a phone ‘just in case’
17. Super organised
18. They don’t get queasy at the thought of poo, wee or sick
19. They buy gallons of milk
20. Always watch TV through catch-up of Sky+ - never live
21. Go to bed at 9pm every night
22. They own lots of comfy shoes
23. Total inability to watch sad things about children on the telly
24. Going for comfort over style when choosing what to wear
25. The kids TV channels are always on when they have visitors
26. They’d rather get an early night than have a night out when the kids are at a sleepover
27. They go to the toilet just to get a few minutes peace
28. They know the words to ‘Let it Go’
29. They have a massive family organiser on the wall
30. Bigger pants are more comfortable
31. They get drunk quicker on one glass of wine
32. The realise other work colleague seem so young
33. They can fall asleep anywhere
34. Have a strong opinion on schooling and education
35. They cry really easily when watching TV or films
36. Social media post are suddenly all baby pictures
37. Always have a box of raisins or snacks in their handbags
38. They swear under their breath
39. Instinctively grab a someone’s hand when crossing the road - regardless of the age of their company
40. They panic about a late night
41. They are more likely to have seen the newest kids release at the cinema than the latest blockbuster
42. Nappies are always in their handbag
43. You have ‘mum’ nights out
44. They say ‘sugar’ and ‘fudge’ instead of swearing
45. They learn to sleep on the edge of the bed because their child in asleep horizontally next to them
46. Suddenly a people carrier is a good idea
47. Accidentally cut sandwiches into triangles
48. Jiggling the shopping trolley as if it was a buggy when they’re in the supermarket
49. They can spot a high temperature at ten paces
50. You know all the words to irritating pop songs.
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