Ask any first-time parent and they’ll say they’ve made mistakes. But with the mistakes come learning curves.
Just ask Australian 60 Minutes journalist, Allison Langdon.
The 38-year-old mother-of-one recently confessed that she has had some pretty big parenting fails in her time.
‘I remember my very first girlfriend had a baby. I went around… and she handed him over and he just slipped straight through my hands onto the wooden floor,’ she said in a 9Supermums podcast.
Mother-of one, Allison Langdon, 38, (pictured with her son Mack) has confessed that she has had some big parenting fails
With a first child comes many learning curves and it’s no different this Australian 60 Minutes journalist
Having had her first child, Mack, in January this year, Allison said that as an older mum, all of her mistakes have been with the children of friends and family.
Her friend’s newborn wasn’t the only baby that she let slip out of her fingers, having previously dropping her sister-in-law’s child.
‘[It’s gotten] to the point where if I was allowed a cuddle as a woman in my mid-thirties, she’d stand and have her hands underneath me,’ she said.
Having her first child, Mack, in January this year she said that as an older mum all of her mistakes have been with the children of friends and family
On top of these drops she has also handed a four month old a cupcake – at that point the baby had only ever consumed milk
‘All that practice of dropping means I haven’t dropped Mack yet,’ Allison joked.
On top of these drops she has also handed a four month old a cupcake – at that point the baby had only ever consumed milk.
‘She loved the icing until one of the mothers noticed what I was doing, and the child was dragged from me: “Ally – she’s never had solids!”,’ she said.
For many new and inexperienced parents hearing these slip-ups may be relatable.
Allison made it back to work full-time only three months after giving birth
Allison made it back to work full-time only three months after giving birth and has taken Mack overseas with her for work.
In June this year she shared a snap on Instagram holding her newborn at the airport before they were about to jump on a plane together for a 60 Minutes installment.
Although Allison makes it all look so easy, earlier this year she spoke to whimn.com.au and told them that she is still learning.
‘I have found that you can’t do it all and be good at it,’ she said.
This is the image she shared on Instagram earlier this year where she can be seen holding her son Mack before they hopping on a plane together
‘Juggling this new world of motherhood, I have just worked out that you have to be 50 per cent good at everything and accept that.
‘I have had to come to terms with the fact that I’m not going to be brilliant at everything right now and that’s OK.’
Something many new mums will understand.