Parenting

15 completely valid reasons why new mums are always late

Apologies in advance for showing up for our coffee date dishevelled, dirty and horribly late. 

Turns out, having a new baby and making it out the door on time cannot co-exist. And here are 15 reasons why:

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Blame the adorably cute infant

Punctuality becomes a thing of the past when you become a parent. It’s not that you want to be late for every engagement, event and appointment; it’s just that it’s hard not to.

Late again? Here’s why:

On any given day, you most likely have at least five of these excuses to choose from when asked, why are you late?

1. Because the baby, who has been napping every day for the past two months from 9am to 10am, decided he would refuse his morning sleep and fall asleep at 11am, 15 minutes before you are expected at an appointment.

2. Because all of your decent looking shirts have baby spew on them. And you can’t decide which pyjama shirt to pass off as normal attire.

3. Because attempting to get dressed while cradling a hungry infant takes time. And serious stamina.

4. Because baby socks have a mind of their own – seriously!

5. Because it’s only logical to check your nappy bag 101 times before actually leaving the house, just to make sure you didn’t forget anything.

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6. It’s also logical to forget your phone and have to return inside to hunt for it ($10 it’s either in the fridge or in the washing machine basket. Just a hunch).

7. Because, according to your infant, getting placed into a car seat is code for “vomit all over everything” in baby language.

8. Because you can’t leave the house without a coffee. Even if this means driving off with the coffee mug on the top of the car and having to pull over to retrieve it three blocks later. This is likely to happen to you phone too.

9. Because driving from Point A to Point B is utterly impossible for your baby who is ravishingly hungry and cannot go another second without a mid-highway feed.

10. Because after said mid-highway feed, your baby decides it’s only fair to share half of his meal with your shirt. And thus you are in need of a quick detour back home to find an alternate outfit.

11. Because, as soon as you turn off the engine, baby falls asleep in the seat. And you’re left sitting in the car park deciding whether to wake the baby or relish in the five minutes of silence.

12. Because, once you have arrived at your destination, you discover there are no car parks available.

13. Because reverse parallel parking is IMPOSSIBLE TO DO in 15 tries or less.

14. Because the “super-easy-to-open-pram” is proving to be a LYING PIECE OF BABY JUNK that won’t open in one easy movement. Thus you’ve spent 25 minutes cursing under your breathe before giving up on the pram and just carrying your baby.

14. Because walking into your appointment is the ideal time for baby to do a massive poo. And for it to leak everywhere.

So, which reason will it be today?

The good thing about attempting outings with a new baby is that it does prepare new mums for the fact that they will probably never be on time for anything, EVER AGAIN. Because once your little one reaches the toddler stage, you can expect the time spent searching for shoes, complaining about having to pee and packing multiple snacks in case he decides he’s hungry on the way to multiply tenfold.

And, if you ever need an excuse as to why some day, new mums have a hard time even getting dressed, then have a check out why new mums get nothing done. 

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written by:

Jenna Galley

Born and raised in Canada, Jenna traded in the cold mountain air for the laid back lifestyle of Australia nine years ago. She is now a mum to one son, one daughter, one dog and one cat, all of whom live with her and her partner in Cairns, QLD. When not writing about the ups and downs of parenting, she is usually outside doing some form of physical activity or indulging in a glass of antioxidant-infused fruit drink. Okay, it's wine.