I really didn't think being a mum would be easy.
I never wanted to have a perfect angel child, because somehow children that are too good give me the creeps.
I always wanted a child with something about her, a bit of a spark, an adorable cheekiness.
I certainly never intended to spoil my child.
But most of all, I thought I would be FAR FAR better at discipline than I am.
I'm as firm as my thighs (clue: I haven't done yoga for months!, my voice becomes so high pitched I can join in with the twilight barking and I have no idea why evolution gave us whining.
I think I will just go sit on the naughty step a while.*
*I tried the naughty step on Isobel and she thought it was funny, so funny she would come back in smack PD again and say 'I go sit on step', she would sit on the step and repeat the whole exercise.