Mum feels pre-emptively guilty about lie-in

A MUM-OF-THREE has spent the night before a planned lie-in worrying about being a lazy cow. 

38-year-old Emma Bradford, who allocates herself two lie-ins a year on Mother’s Day and her birthday respectively, started fretting about her laziness at least a month in advance.

She said: “I don’t know if I can lie in bed as late as 9am, like a grotty student.

“Maybe if I stay awake all night the night before my lie-in, worrying about all the things I’ll have to catch up on after the lie-in, at least I’ll feel like I’ve earned it.”

Bradford’s 11-year-old son Nathan said: “Last time she planned a lie in, we caught her trying to take the bins out at 3am.

“It’s like she doesn’t even trust dad. What’s the likelihood of us causing a second pan fire?

“Mum needs to chill out sometimes. Although when she does it’s less like she’s relaxing and more like she’s having some sort of meltdown, just lying in bed frowning next to a cold cup of tea.”