A mother of three is being treated for exhaustion as another school year draws to a close. Our Daily Fail undercover reporter (posing as a stressed dad with Man Flu) managed to obtain a copy of the hospital record containing Mrs Prabulous’s stated reasons for seeking help.
Amongst her sins were:
Failing to RSVP to birthday party invites.
Telling her youngest there were no more spaces at an after-school activity because she “couldn’t bear to spend one more minute in the chuffing car to get there”.
Not checking homework folders for two months.
Hardly ever remembering “that blasted library book”.
The petite British Asian mum who lives in a four bedroom house by the sea in Malta (this is the Daily Fail so we love to throw in irrelevant rubbish like that and call it journalism) made another confession.
“I nearly did a jig in the middle of the lounge upon realising that I was off the hook having to make entire trays of tandoori chicken for the British table at the biggest event of the school year. Wrong. Attitude.”
A senior consultant at the clinic that deals mainly in treating Syndrome of The Underachieving Chronically Knackered Yelling (SUCKY) Mother said “This is not an isolated case. We’ve actually seen a sharp rise in this sort of case over the last few weeks. It’s not unusual for stressed out mothers to be admitted complaining of lunch box boredom, school project frustration, PTA exhaustion and utter dread over ‘that stupid new maths long division method’. However, if I’m honest, this is the most severe case we’ve treated so far.
“Mrs Prabulous is not just suffering from run of the mill fatigue. Upon closer analysis, we noticed serious symptoms of general disorganisation and apathy. When interviewed upon her arrival, she admitted she:
– has considered giving her kids a packet of crackers and a jar of nutella between them and “just letting them fight it out in the playground” as she was tired of coming up with lunches that all three would finish.
– was the last parent to pay for end of year teachers’ gifts
– resorted to using her five year-old’s Hello Kitty markers to write the children’s names on clothing as she never got round to ordering name labels. Ever.
– got the school start date wrong once leading her kids to miss the first two days of term.”
Mothers at her children’s school have been shocked by the developments. “We always knew she wasn’t the most organised or involved of mothers but this is a shock” said one who did not wish to be named.
Doctors have identified the condition suffered by Mrs Prabulous. It is called Sheer Relief.
It is often replaced by another disorder 48 hours later: Omg-they’re-home-for-two-months-itis.