Mum's Epic Parenting Fail Has Us All In Knots

A mum-of-seven recently took to social media to share an 'epic parenting fail' and we can't help but laugh at her series of unfortunate events.

A mum-of-seven recently took to social media to share an 'epic parenting fail' and we can't help but laugh out loud at her series of unfortunate events.
On her Facebook page, Funny Mum, Jenny Tompkins, who regularly shares the highs and lows of parenting with her larger than life family, wrote: "A few months ago I witnessed my 5yr old little girl talking to herself. Or at least I thought she was. I continued to watch her and quickly realised she must have an imaginary friend. Aww, bless her."
"The days go on and one tea time, I decided to up my parenting game, and offer to cook her imaginary friend a portion of spag bol too. Why not?"
"Oh Mummy don't be silly, she's dead! She can't eat food!"
"Holy shit on a cracker... She's fucking what now?! (Didn't actually say that part out loud)"
"Thanks for offering though Mum."
"Fuck. Fuckety fuck. Do we move house? Call a priest or just be done with it and burn the place down! I'm equipped for a lot of childlike circumstances but the adoption of fucking Casper. Absolutely not."
"After I calm down, I ask my daughter some questions to try to find out a little bit more about our new addition."
"With confidence and zero fear, she proceeds to tell me her friend is the same age as her. She's a little black girl. She loves summer. She's allowed to play during the day but at night time she has to go home. My daughter doesn't know her name so calls her Sally."
"For weeks I watch my darling little psycho play with her dead friend. Sometimes my other children join in too. They can all see her which is even more terrifying. They chase each other, giggle and love to play hide and seek."
"Then one day I noticed that her "friend" wasn't around as much. Probing... I ask her where she's gone."
"Oh she's not around today cos you have the blinds shut"
"Hmm. Thinking of all the last few months events I have a sudden brainwave and open the blinds."
"Mummy, Mummy, she's here, she's here!"
"Omfg. I had spent weeks and weeks googling spirits. I watched hours of the ghost whisperer, looking up priests and dreaming about Ghostbusters! For what?!..."
"Sally the fucking SHADOW!"
Kellie Kearney is a Dublin mammy of kids aged 2, 3, 4 and 8 (and she is expecting baby #5 in May). A self-confessed procrastinator and picker-upper of things, Kellie would never turn down a coffee or a doughnut and she loves to travel and share every day true to life moments on Instagram of her expanding family. Follow her daily adventures on Instagram

Kellie Kearney

Kellie Kearney is a Dublin mammy of five kids aged newborn right up to nine. She loves coffee, cloth nappies, travel and sharing her every day true to life family moments on Instagram.

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