20 things every young mum knows to be true

This GIF article sums up the universal truths that all young mums will recognise


by Kayleigh Dray |
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When you told people that you were pregnant, their faces looked something like this...


And then the inevitable questions begin: "Was it planned?"

Was this slap to your face planned? Thought not.

"But you're sooooo young!"

And you, my friend, are sooooo observant. Thanks for that.

"How long have you and your boyfriend been together?"

Erm, bit personal. How does 'at least long enough to make a baby' work for you?

"But are you going to get married?"

If I plan on it, I'll be sure to let you know. Thanks for your interest.

"But what about your future?"

Firstly, this baby is a big part of my future. Secondly, it's the 21st century - say hello to online learning, evening courses and paid maternity leave.

"Are you worried about stretch marks and stuff?"


"If my tax-payer money is going to pay for that baby, I'll have an opinion about it."

You're sweet. Do you, like, worship at the altar of Katie Hopkins or something?

And, when the baby comes, people STILL keep on shooting their opinions at you...

You may be busy with your baby, but that won't stop 'em.

They start saying things like: "Oh my god, you don't LOOK like a mum!"

What does that… what does that even mean?

And: "Do you miss going out to bars and stuff?"

I actually do have a life, you know. I don't just sit at home staring at my baby.

Or: "I could never imagine having a kid at your age!"

Is it my fault you're so unimaginative? Didn't think so.

Then there's: "Do you still have time for sex?"

Ever heard of TMI?

And let's not forget: "Do you regret having kids so young?"

I cannot BELIEVE you just asked me if I regretted having my baby. Not cool, bro.

Yes, being a mum is tiring...

Yes, you have to turn down invites because you can't get a babysitter…

Yes, you often go out with baby sick on your clothes

Yes, you get bored of people wondering if you're your kid's sister rather than their mum

And, yes, it's been a bit of a bumpy ride at times.

But you know what? That's true of ALL mums.

Being a mum is hard, yes - but it's also awesome. I wouldn't ever want to swap my life for anyone else's!

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