There are seven types of Boxing Day parent, so are you a Savvy Sales Hunter or a Hungover Mum?
MUMS are arguably the person who makes Christmas, buying presents, cooking food and generally tidying up after everyone.
Most rule the roost in their households, and organise Christmas in their own way.
But as the big day approaches, Kidspot have revealed the seven different types of Boxing Day mum – so which one are you?
The Cleaning Mum
It’s no secret that Christmas makes a lot of mess.
From wrapping paper and bits of sellotape to dishes and packaging,
there’s always a massive clean-up job involved afterwards.
The cleaning mum is the one who can’t sit still and leave any rubbish lying around – she’s the one putting wrapping paper in a bin bag as you open your presents.
The seven types of Boxing Day mum
- The Cleaning mum
- The Sports mum
- The Hungover mum
- The Working mum
- The Sales mum
- The Christmas Day 2.0 mum
- The Checked Out mum
And she disappears off to kitchen for ‘a quick tidy’ as you’re all sprawled on the sofa, with rounds of yelling ordering her back to the couch.
The Sports Mum
The sports mum has poured her heart and soul into the big day and everything leading up to it, but is glad when various matches distract her family.
She’s counting down to the kick off to give her some much-needed breathing space to sort the house and herself out, while her hubby and kids and glued to the screen.
The TV acts as a free babysitter, and you bet she’s memorised what time each match is on.
The Hungover Mum
Christmas is all about being merry, and you can bet there’s one mum who's had a few too many glasses.
She emerges mid-morning, fending off calls from her family to organise and supervise the day’s activities.
This mum will likely be in her pyjamas all day, curled up on the sofa with a cup of tea in hand, telling her family to fend for themselves and eat some leftovers.
The Working Mum
Some mums don’t get all the time off they’d like during the holidays, and are back at work on Boxing Day.
They’ll likely give everyone lots of kisses and hugs as they dash out the door, already planning the fun they’ll have with their family later.
To this mum, we salute you.
The Sales Mum
This mum will go down one of two routes – digital or IRL.
She'll be up early in bed, laptop at the ready – and you bet she’s already bookmarked everything she wants to buy – as she surfs the web with speed picking up bargains.
Or, you’ll be dragged out of bed at the crack of dawn and bundled into a car to hit the shops.
The next few hours will be spent battling crowds and trudging through stores to get the latest deals.
The Christmas Day 2.0 Mum
You’ve opened your presents and stuffed yourself full of Christmas dinner, and now it’s time to do it all again.
You’ll be woken up and shepherded into the car along with another haul of presents and driven to a relative’s house, ready to do Christmas all over again.
This mum doesn't switch off as she's running around trying to organise another Christmas day, despite everyone being sick of turkey for another year.
The Checked Out Mum
This mum gives 100%, sorting out presents, cooking and tidying.
So when Boxing Day comes around, she’s checked out.
She’s given her family the best Christmas she possibly can, so now it’s time for her to sit back and relax.
Today no cleaning will be done, the box of chocolates will be out, and if you want something to eat you’d better make it yourself – and rustle up a plate for her too.
Meanwhile this mum made a fireplace so her kids have somewhere to hang their Christmas stockings.
And this mum filled her entire bath with hot chocolate and marshmallows for epic Elf On The shelf prank.
Plus this mum covered her son's bedroom in wrapping paper and blamed it on the Elf on the Shelf.
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