You Have To Laugh

12 questions from You Have To Laugh

To reveal a little more about The Pramshed I’ve been interviewed by the funny people over at You Have To Laugh. Hopefully I can make this as funny as it can be, as I’m not much of a comedian. All will be revealed if you carry on reading my 12 answers to these questions from Fran and James at You Have To Laugh.

Fill in the gap: Before I had children I never …..changed a dirty nappy, longed for the hours of a screaming crying day to end (not from me, the baby), or appreciated what it felt like to spend all day in bed with a hangover.

What is the most annoying toy that your child owns or has owned and why? There are so many! We have so many toys that make noises, or toys that suddenly make noises from the cupboard when you are watching telly. That can be kind of freaky. However I think that the most annoying toy has to be the PlayDoh! Our daughter doesn’t play with it, she just rips it into small bits, puts it in her mouth and tries to eat it. Or I find it mushed into the carpet. Argh!

Would you rather be covered in poo or covered in puke? Ha ha! I am known for being covered in puke during every car journey with our daughter. Although less so now. I have caught sick in my hands, in a box, and on my jumper during a taxi ride in St Lucia. Out of the two I would definitely prefer to be covered in puke.

Is Peppa Pig more annoying than Postman Pat is bad at his job? Discuss. I can’t get used to the new style of Postman Pat, what happened to the clay-like characters of the 1980s? Now today Postman Pat is cartoon animated, and has lost what I remember about it. Peppa Pig I can handle. She has saved me many times and our daughter loves her. So for me Postman Pat is far more annoying.

What time constitutes a lie-in in your house now and how does this compare to your pre-child days? We are pretty lucky as our daughter sleeps through and tends to need to be woken in the morning. What constitutes a lie-in for me is still being in bed at 7.30am. Apologies to anyone reading this, and thinking lucky you.

What is your favourite swear word or swear word combo and when was the last time you used it? Argh I can’t swear on my blog or in the online world. However these two always make me laugh “cluster f**k” and “s**t storm”. To make it even better you could get a cluster f**k of s**t storms, this could be the case for many parents when your toddler is really putting you through your paces during the day,

Tell us your worst ever nappy or potty training experience. This question made me take this tag. Quite possibly my worst nappy experience was in South Mimms services on the M25 a couple of week’s ago. Our daughter who I thought had spilt water over herself in the car, had obviously weed so much it went everywhere. To top that off she did a number two in the same nappy. So when I went to change her it (the number two) fell out of her trousers onto the floor of the baby change, resulting in a full head to toe body wash with baby wipes as it was literally everywhere.

There is no electricity and won’t be for the next week. NONE. After eating the contents of the freezer (assuming you have a gas cooker) what the hell do you do with yourself? We would live off takeaways, or pop to Weatherspoons for their Beer and Burger meal deal, or curry night.

If you didn’t need the money and didn’t have a little one what would you spend your days doing? I would love to spend my time travelling the world, sunbathing on beautiful beaches and reading books. Although in reality I would probably still be working in advertising.

If squirrels ruled the world, what do you think would be the advantages and disadvantages? Anyone who had a nut allergy would be at a serious disadvantage. Anyone who loved nuts, would love it.

If you could have anyone round for dinner, alive or dead, which 3 people would you choose? (NB – If you pick a dead person they would be alive during dinner – you wouldn’t just be dining with a corpse. That would be creepy) Jamie Oliver to cook the food, Bryan Adams to do the post dinner entertainment and for everyone to do a Summer of 69 sing-a-long too. Lastly Bear Grylls, he must have some stories to tell.

What is your favourite funny blog post ever (your own, or someone else’s)? This one, 12 of the best hilarious and auto correct fails by Jane at Maflingo. This was linked up to our Linky (during the days when I ran a Linky) and I was reading it on the train to work. If you read this, you will be crying with laughter. I had to wait until I got home to read this one, to avoid trying to stiffle my laughter on the 8.06am Southern service to London Bridge.

I hope you enjoyed reading, and I nominate to take part in this tag the following bloggers, click on the badge below for the full set of rules.

Jane at Maflingo, just because she got a little mention earlier.

Kimberley at Media Mummy

Claire at Now My Name Is Mummy


Claire x


  • Jane taylor Maflingo

    Aw, thanks for mentioning me and for the tag! I feel honoured I was your funniest post! Man, that really was a sh*t storm of a poo story!!! I have an absolutely mortifying nappy srory but it didn’t involve nappy training…it involved me and it was my most embarrassing story ever. It has been immortalised over at Absolutely prabulous ‘Oops files’ series.

    I prefer clay postman pat to cartoon pat.

    Great post!

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