She’s taken social media by storm with her #parentingtheshitoutoflife blogs and vlogs – offering a tongue-in-cheek take on what it means to be the ‘perfect parent’. Here, Anna Whitehouse – or Mother Pukka – shares her Monday morning thoughts…
What do you tend to be doing first thing on a Monday?
Dropping Mae off at daycare and hitting the Tube to work. Then coffee and a banana and sometimes another coffee.
How do you feel?
A deep sense of dread. It’s a dark time.
What one thing would improve your Monday-Friday?
A better London Transport system and less people living in London. And someone to feed me marshmallows on the Tube.
What gets you through the week?
Picking Mae up from daycare and seeing her beaming where to buy clonazepam chops as she gallops over shouting ‘Mama, mama!’ Yeah, that’s pretty frickin’ great.
If you could wake up anywhere next Monday, where would it be?
My house. Just without the work bit looming.
Main image: Anna with her daughter Mae, in Hackney. Photographed by Emily Gray Photography against wall murals painted by Camille Walala.
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