Mom 1: 5am gym, 7am school run, 9am coffee morning, 11am brunch date
Mom 2: 7.30am rush to school, 8.30am rush to work, survive the rest of the day
Mom 3: 8am WAKE UP WE’RE LATE
Mom 1: dresses like Carrie Bradshaw
Mom 2: yoga pants and T-shirt
Mom 3: what doesn’t need ironing?
Mom 1: twenty-seven months old
Mom 2: he’s 2
Mom 3: hold on, let me think…
Mom 1: makes Masterchef worthy bento box
Mom 2: leftovers and bits from the pantry
Mom 3: loose change for the tuck shop canteen
Mom 1: arrives ten minutes early, gets front row seats
Mom 2: misses most of the show, shuffles in last 10 minutes
Mom 3: forgets there is a show
Mom 1: says keen-wah
Mom 2: says kin-oh-wa
Mom 3: says what is that?
Mom 1: only ten minutes of educational screen time a day
Mom 2: as much Barney as it takes to get a decent cup of coffee in
Mom 3: can recite entire series script word for word
Mom 1: strict sleep schedule, makes sure everyone gets at least 8 hours
Mom 2: reads copious amounts of bedtime stories and eventually turns to bribery
Mom 3: sleep? What sleep?
Mom 1: summer vacation in the Maldives
Mom 2: staycation in 4 star hotel
Mom 3: pristine beach pictures on Pinterest board labelled “Dream Vac”
Mom 1: thinking chair, 1 minute for every year of the child’s age
Mom 2: happy face and sad face sticker chart
Mom 3: no dessert for a month – OK, just one chocolate – OK, just two!