My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Why Mummy Drinks is the brilliant novel from Gill Sims, the author of the online sensation Peter and Jane.
It is Mummy’s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like ‘Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?’
But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who ‘live for their children’ and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspring’s extracurricular activities and achievements, and boasting about their latest holidays.
Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering ‘FML’ over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an idea she’s had…
Another observational type novel this one is about Ellen a working mum of two children Peter and Jane and husband Simon and how she struggles to bring up her children, look after her husband and house while battling guilt at not being a stay at home mum and all the insecurities it brings. It was well written with some good laugh go out loud moments, very relatable for any mum and a good light hearted read. I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.