A short list was announced yesterday for Mum of the Year.
Never before in the history of jaw droppingly ridiculous lists has my jaw dropped so low. I cannot actually repeat what I said when I saw the list as my in laws and parents (as well as my children) read this blog and it is somewhat rude.
Now I am in no position to judge any other woman’s parenting style. I cannot say “oh she is a good mother” or indeed “she is a bad mother” I am far from the the world’s best. I am not even close to Mummy Average for gawd’s sake.
And those in glasshouses etc…. However I feel I have to put my oar in on this one.
There are a few women on this list that I look at and think “meh” at best:
I am indifferent to all of them to be honest.
However, also on the list is Natasha Giggs.
Do you want to stop and reread that statement?
Natasha sodding Giggs (sorry inlaws, parents and kids)
What has she done to achieve this accolade? Spent three weeks AWAY from her children in the Big Brother house. Three weeks when she wasnt there for them. Wasn’t cooking their tea, wasn’t reading them bedtime stories, wasn’t doing the school run. Not really the making of a great mum.
And shall we talk about the eight years she was sleeping with Uncle Ryan? Deceiving daddy? Deceiving grandma and grandad? Lying to the children when they said “mummy what did you do today?”.
“Oh I made some cakes and slept with your uncle but don’t tell daddy”.
For the love of all things holy.
How on earth can these things qualify anybody for Mother of the Year? We never see her doing things with her kids. We don’t see her tweeting about stuff she has done with them, at least even Nicola McLean tweeted about her son dressing up for World Book Day yesterday.
I am not saying she is a bad mum. Not at all. I am not taking the moral high ground but how can she be Mother of the Year material?
Where is Harry Moseley’s mum in this list? Where? Where is that lady who has lost a son this year. But has carried on being a mum and a wife whilst keeping her son’s charity dream alive? Whilst raising awareness for Harry’s cancer charity.
This sort of list should be banned. Its a travesty. I know it is only being voted for by Foxy Bingo (Hardly the Nobel Institute) but even so. Nobody like Natasha Giggs should be allowed to be crowned Mum of the Year.
Not on my watch.