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10 Things I Preach But Don't Practice

10 Things I Preach But Don't Practice

Monkey see, Monkey do. Isn't that what they say?
And to be fair it is true when it comes to our children's behaviour. They are master mimickers and they like to replicate all that us adults do and say.
If you think about it most of us are doing a lot of preaching to our children when we could be doing a lot more practising. And by we, I naturally mean me.
These are my most un-practiced and yet preached behaviours...
  • Sleep is so important. It helps you learn better, run faster and feel happier. And yet Mama here willingly goes to bed at 2am and survives on five hours sleep because of (insert name of current favourite tv series or box set)
  • Chocolate is a treat and not something you get every single day. Or in my case a reward for myself after every single meal. Whoops.
  • Santa cries when he hears you say a bad word. Poor Santa. Like he must be literally bathing in his own tears at this stage with my potty mouth.
  • Practice makes perfect. Don't give up! Farmville. I hadn't the heart to give the crops what they needed so deleted the app in an angry farming flurry.
  • Always tell the truth. It's so important. Except for when it relates to the family credit card and online shopping. Soz.
  • We always wash our face before bed time. Surely there's a clause that says mammies are excluded and can wear that days make-up to bed.
  • Don't follow the crowd. Be unique and do your own thing. I'm following them, I'm influenced by them and I'm broke from buying every bloody product they endorse.
  • Cheese before bed will give you nightmares. Some of my happiest moments in life involve late night cheese eating. The nightmare part is that week's weigh-in.
  • Tidy up your belongings. We have to keep things neat and tidy. At this very moment there is a fake nail, used baby wipe and mashed chocolate Kimberly in my handbag.
  • It's the taking part that counts. Winning is not everything! That all for one voucher should have been yours! Your wan from accounts couldn't be further from an Employee Of The Month. 
Written by Tracey Quinn, Staff Writer, with Family Friendly HQ.