Rugger bugger…


It’s 6 Nations Rugby time here in the UK.

Today England were playing Ireland.


Rugby. A game where grown men battle it out for the opportunity to grab a funny shaped ball…

Now, before I start my rant, I must stress that I love the rugby, so my issue here isn’t with the rugby itself. It’s to do with bitterness and resentment (my usual topics… 😉)

There used to be a time, BC (that means before children), that I used to be able to sit and watch an entire rugby match. I’d get involved, totally immersed in the highs and lows of the match, have a drink or two and most importantly, I’d sit down. For the WHOLE match!

Now we have kids, all of whom are sadly uninterested in the Rugby, I don’t stand a chance of even watching 10 minutes of the game.

During the match this evening I’ve put a load of washing on, I’ve changed 2 nappies, I’ve made the kids tea, I’ve fed the toddler his, I’ve made our tea for later and I’ve put the toddler in the bath and got him ready for bed.

Now, when the rugby started, Daddy announced to the household,

“Right, everyone. The rugby is about to start so behave!”

That translates in my head to,

“Wife, the rugby is on. Assume that I am actually not here sat before you on the sofa, and should anything need to be done, any of the kids need help or assistance, ensure I’m not bothered until the final whistle has gone”.

And that’s exactly how it goes.

To be fair, now the rugby is finished, he’s playing with the older 2 boys – a strenuous game of sleeping lions….yes really.

Men. And I’ve created 3 more of them…sorry everyone.



Knock, knock! Who’s there? Hello?! Anyone?! Ah yes, thats right, the rugby is on. Nobody is home…


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  1. February 27, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Love your translation of the husband’s words – because I think you got to interpretation spot on. Then again, why should us ladies take on the responsibility of keeping the peace? maybe we should all just watch the Rugby and sod the consequences!!

  2. February 29, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    Ugh you could actually be talking about my husband here. Ever get the feeling we’re just not appreciated?! We need to think of a way to get our own back! xx

  3. min1980
    March 5, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    Oh dear! Reading things like this makes me relieved that I’m a single parent! #effitfriday

  4. March 5, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    Haha. I have one of these but his sport of choice is Golf (bore). I love the way they speak in code to you via the kids…the kids usually get told “kids talk quiet now while I have five minutes” which means “you sort them out for a bit while I sit on my ass”. Ha. Great rant #effitfriday

  5. March 5, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Oh you poor love, we are in it together so don’t you worry.
    You’re so right! Men. And I’ve created 3 more…sorry!!
    Have a lovely Mother’s Day.x

  6. March 5, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    I’ve added two of them…I also apologise. Hope your mother’s day is peaceful xx

  7. March 10, 2016 / 5:53 pm

    Oh yes this is my husband. With football. It’s Daddy time. However the Big One is now sitting to watch with him which apparently was his plan all along (and if you believe that you believe anything) I’ve stopped removing the small people and just let them crawl around him now!!

  8. March 24, 2016 / 11:49 am

    Now the rugby is over Tracey, the F1 season has begun. This is actually worse because the race and the lead up take about 4 hours in total! Thta’s the whole day gone to pot!!!x

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