How many times have you dreamed of going on strike?
It could be the smallest thing that sparks it off; your other half brushing crumbs onto the floor because he won’t think to sweep them up or the kids walking mud in when you’ve just hoovered.
But when the seething turns to a sigh, you find yourself thinking ‘it’s just easier if I do it’.
Well, what would happen if you took a stand – and put your feet up?
The heroine of my new book Mums on Strike does just that…
“It was just a squashed grape on the kitchen floor. Hardly a reason to get upset, right?
But six years of motherhood has left Lisa Stratton feeling like a skivvy.
Every morning before she’s opened her eyes, she starts her mental inventory of jobs to do. And just like yesterday, the day before and every day since she became a mum, she’s woken up knackered.
So when her husband deliberately steps over the grape because it’s ‘her responsibility’ to run the house, it tips her over the edge.
He wasn’t always like this – they used to share everything.
Then the kids came along and he saw it as an excuse to sit back.
But this time things are going to change. Lisa has made a decision. She’s going on strike.”
See you on the picket line!
“Brilliantly funny. This book could spark a revolution!”
Fiona Gibson, author of MUM ON THE RUN
“A book that is so NOW where many mums are trying to get their “me” back. I wanted to shout “Yes” at every page but I was too busy laughing and nodding my head in recognition. A must read for any mother going through the mumopause.”
Mummy blogger Claire Smith AKA Ministry of Mum