What kind of Mum are you?

Find out what type of Mum you are!

Answer the questions below honestly and make a note of which letter you are for each one…

1. It's Mums' Night Out, and you are ready to get together with friends. But, first, you…

a. Order pizza for the kids, throw on a little makeup and then get to the restaurant early to reserve a big table for the group.

b. Call and make reservations, then order a bottle of wine for the table. You are running a little late, but you want to party to go on without you.

c. Arrive on time, but only after you fed the kids a meal with green vegetables, checked their homework and left bedtime instructions with Dad.

d. Tell the kids it's okay to have cereal for dinner and not to forget to do the dishes.

2. After parent’s evening, you…

a. Celebrate the B in maths! Wow, so much better then last term's C-minus.

b. Text your child to say "good work," then immediately arrange for a maths tutor to come an hour a week, just to keep up the "good work."

c. Stop at the office, requesting a meeting with the head teacher. You are concerned that your child might be in the wrong maths group.

d. Can't recall all the grades, but you are so thankful for the teacher, you give her flowers from your garden.

3. It's the first day of sports club and your child's teacher asks for volunteers, you…

a. Raise your hand for Team Mum because you love being included.

b. Raise your hand for Team Mum because you think you could vastly improve the email communication process.

c. Raise you hand for Team Mum because you are planning on being at all the practices and games anyway.

d. Have no idea what a Team Mum is, because this is the first organised sport your child has ever wanted to play.

4. You are planning activities for the kids' summer holiday, even though it's only February. You…

a. Do the research then decide to wait before you book. Better to be flexible than out of a deposit.

b. Have planned the entire 10 weeks of school holidays by the end of the day.

c. You are in line at 5 in the morning to register for summer camp. Someday, they'll thank you.

d. Realise that it's only February and go back to bed.

5. It's time for the birthday party, but the bakery has lost your order. There is no dinosaur cake for Junior, so you…

a. Decide that hot fudge sundaes are better then cake and drive over to the supermarket to get the bits.

b. Get out the mobile phone and call around until you find the last dinosaur cake in town.

c. Take a plain chocolate cake from the bakery, buy a dozen dinosaur figures from another shop and create your own dinosaur birthday cake because you don't want to risk a meltdown.

d. Make do with the baseball cake. So it doesn't match the napkins, who cares?

Add up how many of each letter you chose and see what sort of mum you are!

If you chose mostly As:
The Funseeker Mum:
Funseeker Mum is always ready for action with plenty of snacks, drinks and a go-to attitude. She makes the best of any situation, whether it's a 10 mile tail back on the M6 or an F in the maths homework. She wont let anything stop her and the kids having a good time.

If you chose mostly Bs:
The Alpha Mum: Watch out, kids, because here comes the Alpha Mum! She is plugged in and all business, even when it comes to solving personal issues—her kids are always on time and have the cleanest clothes in the class. She uses her vast contacts and tech knowledge to simplify the complex in her life. Alpha Mum is armed with a BlackBerry, and she is going to make it happen. Whatever "it" is—a school fundraiser a night out with the mum, a corporate merger. Alpha Mum is always on top of it.

If you chose mostly Cs:
The Helicopter Mum: Helicopter Mum is hovering just out sight, keeping an eye on her kids and yours. She is fully supplied with a first aid kit, a GPS and a complete computer printout of the week's homework for all her kids. She could teach a master class in calendar-keeping, managing the family schedule like an orchestra conductor. Don't forget to refuel, Helicopter Mum!

If you chose mostly Ds:
The Free-Range Mum: Pull up a chair and have a cup of herbal tea with Free-Range Mum, because she is always the one with a little extra time. Instead of chauffeuring the kids all over town, she bought them bus passes. Instead of overscheduling, she underschedules and enjoys the moment. Yes, she believes in safety measures, but not in a security detail every time her children leave the house. In the Free-Range Mum's world, the kids are all right.

 

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