Looking back on my parenting life I think it was abundantly obvious that I probably wasn't cut out to be a Supermom right from the first morning in hospital after I had my first son.
I had spent the night lying looking at him...on a huge high after the birth. By the time it was morning I was exhausted from staying awake for the last 30 something hours.
In an optimistic mood I decided to go and have a good wash and get dressed.
I wheeled my baby in his cot to the bathroom with me and looked in the mirror.
Not a very good idea.
My mouth was really dry so I decided to brush my teeth.
Without looking I reached down into my washbag, got my toothpaste and brush, put the toothpaste on the brush and started to brush my teeth.
I had just got really into brushing my teeth when I noticed the toothpaste wasn't quite the same taste as I was used to. It was pepperminty but also had a strange type of chalky texture that I couldnt quite place.
As I looked down in horror I saw that I had mistakenly picked up the wrong tube.
What I was looking at was not a tube of toothpaste it was a tube of Anusol.
This is a tube of Anusol...
This is a tube of toothpaste...
Don't make the same mistake I did.