So the other day I was having a giggle with a GF about the different types of mum friends we have (and which we were)! So I decided to sit down and detail the different types of mum friends I have and why I love them so much! I know I take out a couple of these…
The ‘just had their first baby’ mum friend – When you’ve got a few kids under the belt, spotting a new mum becomes wayyyyy too easy! While my ‘gay’dar might be off, my ‘new-mum’dar is red hot! Mostly detailed by a clean pram and child in pristine brand named clothing! ‘Just had their first baby’ mum friends are typically late to every social engagement and the first to leave, or you know just never rock up lol (it’s okay we understand, we were once there too)!
The ‘overly-organised’ mum friend – This mum is not me, I wish it was but it isn’t lol. This is the mum who you have to schedule a playdate in with about 3 months in advance, with specific time, play and itinerary. ‘Overly organised’ mum has lists, keeps a diary, and most likely has a reminder for herself to confirm with ‘of the moment mum’ about their upcoming date as well as a planned menu for said playdate!
The ‘of-the-moment’ mum friend – This one is me, and this one shits ‘overly organised’ mum friend to tears (haha). This mum friend texts you with five minutes warning “hey wanna go to the park?” or calls at 5pm on Saturday afternoon to head out for a wine! ‘Of the moment’ mum never knows what she’s doing till about 5 seconds after it’s actually happened and is really great at forgetting about dates she planned 3 months in advance! She is also heavy on the sarcasm and vinos! (also, known as “YOLO mum”)
The ‘only on social media’ mum friend – This is the mum friend you haven’t actually seen for ages, or even ever! But you feel like you know them intimately because they constantly have pictures and updates online (or you know, run a blog and detailing their entire life across multiple social platforms – but who would do that really?). With the rise of multiple social media platforms, online mum’s groups etc we all have a couple of friends we basically keep up with only via a screen and spend months saying to each other “let’s catch up soon” but never do!
The ‘ridiculously and effortlessly cool’ mum friend – This is the mum friend who if you didn’t know her and saw her down the street would assume those kids aren’t even hers she just looks too freaking cool. Her Instagram is usually awash with monochrome images of her and the kids in trendy AF matching streetstyle attire and an always on point mum-bun (the same one you try and look homeless).
The ‘been-around-the-block’ mum friends – This is the mum friend with older/more kids than you. This is the mum friend you look at and think “shit she’s got this down pat” with a baby at home, one in kinder, multiple in school (so literally she’s driving around many blocks at drop off and pick up) and still manages to run a business, keep a home and be there for wine time like bad-ass – all while seeming cool, calm and collected!
The ‘always losing her shit’ mum friend – We’ve all got at least one of these mum friends, right? Where nothing seems to ever go right? Every day is some drama? (Don’t even mention her MIL). You don’t mind ‘always losing her shit’ mum cause she’s always good for a laugh and got some epic stories but sometimes you look at her name come up on your phone and think ‘I’ll deal with that later’ (But we still love you).
The ‘Pinterest perfect’ mum friend – This is the mum friend who posts a pic saying “just a quick and easy dinner tonight” with a picture of a 12-course feast fit for the last supper, they probs started making 3 days ago. ‘Pinterest perfect’ mum is usually a great go-to for wines because more than likely she’ll have an epic picture perfect cheese board she’s ‘thrown together’ waiting for you on arrival! As well, ‘Pinterest perfect’ mum is also your go-to when your child needs a birthday cake lol.
The ‘doesn’t have kids’ friends – These are some of the most important mum friends, because the kid less friends are always the gal pals you can count on to make any and every insignificant birthday or party! ‘Doesn’t have kids’ friend/s make you feel like you still have some shred of coolness and that you’re not that old – yet! ‘Doesn’t have kids’ friends are great also when you need some ‘mum time’, except they usually want to make dinner reservations for post 8pm and you die a little inside at the thought of staying up so late!
Which one are you? Any you want to add? Haha
This post was originally published as 9 Types Of Mum Friends #Squadgoals on House of White which you can visit here for more gems from Olivia.