Motherhood

My Mummy

March 23, 2017
Mr Men My Mummy

We’re big on talk about feelings in our house.

I’m not sure if it’s because we’re a fractured family, but I always want my children to feel completely loved and secure: they’re constantly told how loved they are, how important they are and how much they mean to me. And I think it works… we’re always swapping germs (In the last two months alone we’ve all had flu, a sickness bug and a cold), and in my book if we’re in each other’s faces enough to pass around illnesses then we must be doing something right.

Because of this we read many books about what the members of our family mean to us, like this one from Mr Men I’m going to tell you about today. You’ll already know what big fans we are of anything Mr Men and we’re particularly in love with their new range of books from Egmont, which are new stories featuring our favourite characters.

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Their book ‘My Mummy‘ has fast become our favourite, particularly in the run-up to Mother’s Day.

Quick kudos here to Elfie, who is literally the only person Hux will have read to her: this hands-behind-the-head-reclining-somewhere-soft-while-he’s-entertained stance is no stranger to him.

Now, we’re going to be apart this Mother’s day – the children are with their dad and I’m on a work trip to Portugal – and when they’re away for longer than a couple of days or we miss these big occasions together I get the irrational fear that they’re going to forget me, or they won’t like me when they return home (ridiculous thoughts, especially as I’m the gatekeeper to our house’s supply of sweets: they’ll always like me for this at least).

Mr Men My Mummy

For this reason I love reading books like My Mummy, getting little affirmations throughout that they really do love and appreciate me.

And on some level, I enjoy being reminded that I actually am a mum: that still boggles my mind on the regular.

Mr Men My Mummy

The last time we read the book together Elfie pointed this page out as her favourite. “This is you, mummy” she said. “Because you always wear really nice clothes”.

I’ll take that!!

One of the loveliest things about this book is that your child can personalise it with all the lovely things they want to say about their mum. I’m not one to sit my kids down and force them to do this kind of thing – they get enough of that at school, I reckon – but I knew if I left it hanging around the house long enough Elfie would take the initiative. Which she did, and this is something I shall treasure for years to come:

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We might not have time to read every single story in the world, but we can at least try!

Mr Men have kindly offered a Mr Men book bundle to a lucky reader of MTT, which will include a copy of My Mummy as well as two more books of your choice. Simply enter below to win!

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Thank you Egmont for working with MTT.

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55 Comments

  • Reply Alison March 23, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    I know she loves me when I am poorly <3 <3 <3

  • Reply Molly March 23, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Ah this is the cutest thing! Also – Hux’s laid back stance, love it! Looks like such a sweet book x

  • Reply Molly March 23, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Ah this is the cutest thing! Also – Hux’s laid back stance, love it! Looks like such a sweet book x

  • Reply Natasha Levett March 23, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    This is so cute :) x

  • Reply Sarah Hanson March 23, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Mr tickle

  • Reply Lucylish March 23, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    What a lovely book Alice! Would love one of these to read to my two girlies on Mother’s day :)

  • Reply Julie H March 23, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    I’ve always liked Mr Messy, mainly cos he’s not perfectly drawn and I think there’s a bit of him in everyone. #deep :)

  • Reply Victoria M March 23, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Got to be Mr Tall

  • Reply Caro March 24, 2017 at 8:12 am

    I think Mr Grumpy sums up my toddler right now!! Elfies answers are so adorable ???? what a great kid!

  • Reply kim plant March 24, 2017 at 10:38 am

    mr tickles xx

  • Reply Holly Franklin March 24, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Mr Brave is the favourite in our house!

  • Reply Gail March 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Oh this is such a lovely post. I love the idea of the ‘My Mummy’ book – adorable!

  • Reply Sam Rhodes March 24, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Mr Muddles is our favourite! my son thinks he’s hilarious x

  • Reply Tracy Nixon March 25, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Mr Tickle!

  • Reply stuart hargreaves March 25, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    mr happy

  • Reply kim jackson March 25, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    mr tickles :D :D

  • Reply Lorraine Stone March 25, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Mr Tickle … here he comes …!

  • Reply Pamela Gossage March 25, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    I love Mr Tickle best

  • Reply Amy Wright March 25, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Mr Tickle

  • Reply Sidrah Ahmed March 25, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Little miss sunshine

  • Reply Kerry Taylor March 25, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Mr Bump. I’ve got my very own at the moment, so it’s very fitting :-D xx

  • Reply Anthony Harrington March 25, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Mr Bump, he is almost as clumsy as me!

  • Reply Victoria N March 25, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Little Miss SUnshine

  • Reply Emma Wallace March 25, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Mr Tickle

  • Reply Sarah Mackay March 25, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Mr tickle is my favourite

  • Reply Aaron Worth March 25, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Mr Tickle

  • Reply Pauline Hill March 26, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Mr Tickle my favorite

  • Reply simon tutthill March 26, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Mr Tickle

  • Reply Christine Dodd March 26, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Mr Bump

  • Reply Keshia Esgate March 26, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Mr Tickle

  • Reply Jo Carroll March 27, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Growing up I’ve always held a soft spot for Mr. Tickle.

  • Reply Sarah Lee March 27, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Mr Messy

  • Reply Lorraine Kirk March 27, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    My little boy loves Mr Bump

  • Reply Katie Skeoch March 27, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    We love Mr Tickle, he makes my boys laugh

  • Reply Mel Turner March 27, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Mr Topsy Turvey he is cool Im sure he is on the spectrum with his unique ways

  • Reply Amanda jaggard March 27, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    I love Mr Muddle. His brain is definitely like mine since having babies.

  • Reply Diana March 27, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Mr Tickle :)

  • Reply Andrew Hindley March 28, 2017 at 2:10 am

    Mr Tickle!

  • Reply donna large March 28, 2017 at 7:31 am

    mr tickles

  • Reply Katy Malkin March 28, 2017 at 8:20 am

    We love Mr Small. It’s the first Mr Men book my daughter read.

  • Reply Tracey Belcher March 28, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Mr Tickle – I think he is a firm favourite as we all like a tickle and a laugh with our little ones

  • Reply Kat Lucas March 28, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    I love Mr. Grumpy

  • Reply HAYLEY TURNER March 28, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Mr Happy as he’s always happy

  • Reply Emma March 28, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Mr grumpy

  • Reply Lynsey Buchanan March 28, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Little Miss Chatterbox is my favourite

  • Reply amy bondoc March 28, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    little miss sunshine is our favourite x

  • Reply Cathryn Crawshaw March 28, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Miss sunshine

  • Reply ellie spider March 28, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Mr Bump – he reminds me of myself – always walking into things, tripping over air and having bumps

  • Reply Solange March 29, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Little Miss Sunshine

  • Reply Helen Garner March 29, 2017 at 9:24 am

    My favourite is Mr Tickle

  • Reply Edward Guerreiro March 29, 2017 at 9:49 am

    I have always liked Mr Bump.

  • Reply Danielle Graves March 29, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Mr Bump as he reminds me a little bit of myself

  • Reply Rebecca Lis March 29, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Mr tickle

  • Reply LAURA WHEATLEY March 29, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Little Miss Sunshine : )

  • Reply Natalie Crossan March 29, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Mr Tickle

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