#OopsFiles 17: Guest Blogger Just Saying Mum

oopsfiles-17, just saying-mummy featured imageI am sooooo excited about my #OopsFiles guest this week, none other than the utterly hilarious Just Saying Mum.  I view Helen as sort of my blog twin as she is one of the few bloggers I’ve found who, like me, is way past the pregnancy/breastfeeding/potty training etc phase of life.  She is one of the funniest bloggers and there is such a great spirit in her posts about her teens.  Her #OopsFiles offering, however, has nothing to do with parenting teenagers and is more a series of various Oops that had me in utter stitches.  The passenger with the coat, the feng shui and the postbox.  Heaven help me; I almost had a hernia laughing.  As for the intro, what can I say?  I’m only human…clearly I love my ego being massaged as much as the next person, so when my OopsFilers start their guest posts with kind words about me, I don’t mind at all.  Er, what I mean is I blushed with embarassment at Helen’s compliment but couldn’t remove it as it’s part of what she’s written and who am I to start removing parts of my guests’ posts?! That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.  #JustSaying


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Oh as much as I was so totally and utterly honoured to have been asked to write for the incredible @absolutelyprabulous because she is one of the most funniest and coolest people I have read and I am stupidly in LOVE with her posts, I was also a little wary … I have so many oops moments I really didn’t know where to start but then I thought … Oh to hell with it … lay it all out there and show the parenting bloggers out there just how ditzy you really are. So, lovely readers, I give you me – oops moment after oops moment … I’ll let you take your pick of which makes you smile the most …

So there was the time on the train after a very late drunken night out that I was chatting and laughing so much that one of the other passengers actually got up and put a coat over my head and politely told me to shut up.

There was the time at dinner with my in-laws when I’d only just started dating my husband where I announced that my lounge just didn’t have quite the right ‘Karma Sutra’ about it … their stoney silence and blank stares confirmed that ‘Karma Sutra’ obviously wasn’t quite the right phrase … rescued by my husband who whispered that I probably meant ‘Feng Shui’ … humiliated doesn’t cover it!

Then the time that I was on my own and ran for the tube (no mean feat in stilettos) and got my heel caught in the tube doors as they closed. Wedged with the doors on my leg and absolutely no way I could open them. It took three men on the platform to force the doors open then manhandle my leg to pull my foot free … all at the same time as the tube driver is announcing “Please stand clear from the doors, stand clear from the doors.” And you know that beeping noise the closing doors make – oh that was going the whole time too … and then as my leg became free, the doors shut, the men giggled to themselves on the platform and I had to turn and face the whole carriage as they sat there staring at me and tutting! I haven’t tried to jump on a train with closing doors since … lesson well and truly learnt.

Oh and then the time that I was out late with friends in a taxi in Piccadilly and on seeing a postbox as we stopped at some traffic lights … I jumped out of cab to post a letter and then jumped straight back in to a different car … very awkward!

And then the time I was convinced that the Robbie Williams tribute act was actually The Robbie Williams and I spent the entire evening  pole-dancing (because evidently I thought I could do that) around his microphone stand when in fact he was Kevin from Canvey!

Oh and then there was the time that I got the snow train down to Chamonix and thought it a great idea to consume every drop of our duty free gin in the party carriage … have you ever been ill out of a window of a very fast moving train? I advise you never to do so … trust me, it doesn’t work … the laws of physics do not allow! There’s a lot more to this story but I’m saving it for a blog!

There’s one more I want to share but the hubby must not read … believing a guy in a club that he was a premiership footballer … and we will say no more on that matter other than he wasn’t … and yes I was very naive!

So me in a nutshell … moment after moment!

just-saying-mumHi, I’m Helen and am mum to two gorgeous teenage girls and one son (who is gorgeous too of course!). I started my blog Just Saying Mum after one daughter was signed to a modelling agency and, being her chaperone, I sit for literally hour after hour at photo shoots just waiting and waiting. I’ve always loved to write so, one day, whilst watching daughter change into the 50th outfit of the day (yes seriously!), I grabbed my phone, opened the notes page and … well … couldn’t stop … mainly documenting the funnies … just saying!
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24 Comments on #OopsFiles 17: Guest Blogger Just Saying Mum

  1. Emma
    June 15, 2016 at 12:01 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh I didn’t think it was possible to love Helen even more but now I do! I can’t stop laughing. Brilliant, epecially love the Karma Sutra mix-up 🙂

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    • prabs
      June 15, 2016 at 1:09 pm (1 year ago)

      She is irrebloodyplaceable!! Thanks for reading.

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      • justsayingmum
        June 15, 2016 at 7:23 pm (1 year ago)

        who would be stupid enough to have that many oops moments to make public?!

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        • prabs
          June 15, 2016 at 7:58 pm (1 year ago)

          Erm if you recall I wrote about my epic fails…and I limited it 4…there were more!

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    • justsayingmum
      June 15, 2016 at 7:22 pm (1 year ago)

      Ha ha – thanks lovely xx can’t believe I’ve shared these stories really – what was I thinking?!

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      • prabs
        June 15, 2016 at 7:23 pm (1 year ago)

        At least you kept your clothes on Helen!

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  2. The Pramshed
    June 15, 2016 at 6:25 pm (1 year ago)

    Helen you are hilarious! I especially enjoyed reading about being sick out of the train window – ha ha! So many antics on the streets of London. Claire x #triballove

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    • prabs
      June 15, 2016 at 7:12 pm (1 year ago)

      She is one of a kind I swear!

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  3. Sarah@teammomlife
    June 15, 2016 at 6:35 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh my goodness is this absolutely hilarious. Well done Helen. I feel like I could write a book about stupid things I have done. I am loving the oops files. Thanks for sharing! #TribalLove

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    • prabs
      June 15, 2016 at 7:13 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks for reading. Ha go write that book!

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    • justsayingmum
      June 17, 2016 at 4:09 pm (1 year ago)

      Sarah I feel that you and I would make fab friends!!

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  4. Random Musings
    June 15, 2016 at 10:52 pm (1 year ago)

    I’m torn between the karma sutra and the leg in the tube door. Both made me laugh a lot 🙂
    Debbie

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    • prabs
      June 16, 2016 at 12:35 am (1 year ago)

      The karma sutra and the coat! OMG I can’t imagine a stranger doing that!! The whole thing is priceless.

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      • justsayingmum
        June 17, 2016 at 4:11 pm (1 year ago)

        rude I think – how dare he?!

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    • justsayingmum
      June 17, 2016 at 4:10 pm (1 year ago)

      when my daughter read it she was crying! knowing that I’d said that to her grandparents – she was mortified!

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    • prabs
      June 16, 2016 at 11:43 pm (1 year ago)

      Oh I’m glad! She’s one of my faves!

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    • justsayingmum
      June 17, 2016 at 4:11 pm (1 year ago)

      aww that’s gorgeous to hear – thank you lovely!

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  5. Plutonium Sox
    June 17, 2016 at 7:44 am (1 year ago)

    Great post, I’m so glad I’m not the only one who lives life in one enormous catalogue of errors.
    Nat.x

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    • prabs
      June 18, 2016 at 1:21 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Natalie. Ha ha I love revealing people’s catalogue of errors on here so if you ever want to…ahem…just saying

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  6. Rhyming with Wine
    June 17, 2016 at 8:03 am (1 year ago)

    Ok so I’m reading this sat by myself in a busy starbucks. I had been warned that reading had made Prabs make very strange sounds, but I thought I could handle it…. I could not. I too have just displayed a questionable range of snorts and giggles, each gradually escalating in volume as the post went on. So funny! The train one actually made my face hurt. Thanks for that! Off into work now clutching my half drunk latte and a big grin! X

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    • prabs
      June 18, 2016 at 1:20 am (1 year ago)

      Ha haaaa love it! You were warned lol!

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