Being a mum is tough. 

 

From making sure the kids are getting something green in their diet from time to time, to keeping them away from the Kardashians for as long as possible, parenting is not easy.

 

So it’s no surprise that most of just have stopped sweating the small stuff. Life is too short, and too full of things that really should keep you awake at night. Here are a few things that most of us have simply chosen to let slide…

 

Floor crumbs

 

We’re not talking about ignoring the meatball that fell onto the floor, but we don’t think the world will implode if we leave a few crumbs beneath the couch for a couple of days.

 

Pizza dinner 

 

 

You know those days when your kid just starts whining about wanting pizza, burger or some other artificial preservative-laden creation? Well, sometimes we don’t feel like explaining healthy eating to them for the fifteenth time. And no, we don’t feel bad about it. Once in a while won’t kill them.  

 

Dirty kids’ clothes

 

If there’s one thing all kids know how to do well, it’s spillage. If it’s half the jar of jam down their shirt, it’ll get changed. But a spoonful? Well, it depends. Are we expecting visitors? No? Then forget about it.

 

Dirty dishes

 

 

Sometimes, our mental health is more important than doing the dishes after tucking the kids in at night. After all, a perfect kitchen is useless to the kids if we’re burned out and snappy. That’s why, here and there, we just sit back and relax in front of the box. The dishes can wait.

 

Skipping the bath

 

After a long, tiring day, we can’t always face a battle with a kid who starts screaming at the mere mention of shower gel. Kids don’t sweat as much as adults, and one day won’t turn them into a fly-magnet.

 

Licking things touched by half the world!

 

 

We know it’s not good when our toddler starts putting their mouth on the shopping trolley handle, but what can we do about it? The damage is done now and hand sanitiser isn’t going to be much use on their tongue!

 

Nose picking

 

Okay, so this is truly gross, but it’s a pretty natural thing for kids to do and they will grow out of it (or stop doing it in public, at least!)

 

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