We all have guilty pleasures don’t we. Those people you are attracted to that you probably shouldn’t admit to. Maybe they are weird, perhaps slightly embarrassing, too old for you, too young for you, or they could potentially make you a social outcast due to how uncool they are.
When we become mums are outlook on the world changes, as does the people we come into contact with. We can find ourselves fantasising over people who were not even on our radar before. Move over Brad, there’s some new men in town.
1 Tom Fletcher
You know the dude from Mcfly and now McBusted. The one you never looked twice at until he sang that speech at his weeding and made you cry. After that you thought he was a nice guy. But then he had to go and have a child of his own and release ridiculously cute and adorable videos of himself with his baby boy. Now? Your womb literally aches when you look at him. Or is it just me?
Image (c)Tom Fletcher – You Tube
2 Harry Styles
I knew who he was, but hadn’t really paid him much attention. But then! The big one became obsessed with One Direction (because they are really cool and there’s no girls). We set him up a little playlist of their videos and him and the little one can often be found dancing like loons in the living room to “best song ever”. And Me? Well, all I can say is that I have been brainwashed by being subjected to too much Harry Styles and um well you know, he’s kind of cute. If I was 14 years old my bedroom would have been a shrine to Zayn. I draw the line at Niall though. I mean it’s bad enough that I am old* enough to be their uber cool young and trendy mother, but Niall actually looks about 12.
*Old enough in a scandalous teenage pregnancy kind of way!
3 Cbeebies Presenters
We have to get our kicks somewhere right? Now I know Cbeebies intend to be educational and informative for the small people, but let’s face it, for the grown ups? It’s mind-numbingly boring. Especially when we are watching the same episode of Charlie & Lola for the 27th time and being subjected to Topsy & Tim’s smug face mummy. Not to mention those programs such as The Night Garden and Abney and Teal which make you feel like you’re on an acid trip when watching them. It’s no wonder that our minds wonder! It’s no surprise that we look for something to keep us entertained. And that entertainment comes in the form of the Cbeebies presenters. We may even have a little game of shag, marry or avoid to keep us amused. Dr Ranj, DIY Derek and Mr Tumble. Go!
4 Phillip Schofield
I have two confessions to make. Firstly Phillip Schofield was the first ever poster that adorned my bedroom wall. Yep. Secondly, I occasionally watch This Morning. Especially after a heavy night of teething. And you know what, the silver fox has a glint in his eye and yes, I would. That was three confessions wasn’t it. Don’t judge me. Admit it, you would too.
Image (c) Phillip Schofield Official
5 Dr Ranj
I blame this one on brainwashing too. It’s the eyebrows. I can’t stop staring at the eyebrows. I think it hypnotises me into a trance where Dr Ranj is my husband and we sing songs about going for poos and athletes foot. I know there’s a lot of Mum love out there for Mr Bloom, but seriously ladies, google some images of Dr Ranj and your hearts will be racing so much you might need a visit from the man himself! Well after all, “the doctor will tell you what is good for you”.
Image (c) All the lovely images available on google!
Who is your guilty pleasure? Are you brave enough to own up?! Although if it’s Mr Tumble or Jeremy Kyle I suggest you keep those skeletons in the cupboard, lock the door and throw away the key!
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