Mummy drinking whole bottle of grown-up Ribena before teatime

MUMMIES are very thirsty for their special Ribena in the afternoon, children have confirmed.

Youngsters have reported that often the grown-up fruit drink, which comes in a glass bottle with foreign writing on it, comes out of the cupboard as soon as mummy comes in and before she has even put down her car keys.

Eight-year-old Stephen Malley said: “Sometimes I say ‘what’s that’? And mummy says ‘it’s my special Ribena, now here’s your tablet computer, go away and play with it’.

“Then mummy sits in the kitchen staring out of the window, taking big slurps. Sometimes she will have a cigarette too but that is a secret.

“When I come back downstairs for my tea the special Ribena bottle will be in the recycling. It is empty because mummy has drunk it all.

“Sometimes mummy will have opened another bottle and drunk half of that one too.”

Seven-year-old Eleanor Shaw said her mother also likes special Ribena: “I can tell when mummy’s had some because she does her sleepy voice and is not as strict.”