Here's the first in a new series of posts that will explore some of the characters in our range of Happy Families card games:
Today we're going to share a moment with "Mrs. Roberts, the toddler's mother" who stars in the "Happy Roberts Families" card game. Mrs. Roberts is proud mum of both a toddler and a baby. Mrs. Roberts is a kindly middle class woman who adores motherhood and yet also finds herself fully stretched by the incessant demands that motherhood brings. All in all, the Roberts Family is undoubtedly a very Happy Family. However Mrs. Roberts finds her moods fluctuating wildly between wonderful moments of unbridled pride and joy and rather less glorious moments of utter exasperation when she could pretty much strangle those little darlings......
Picture the scene: Mrs. Roberts has just arrived home from the class coffee morning and is reflecting on the morning so far.....
Master Roberts, the toddler had looked a little peaky earlier and so had stayed at home with the dizzy new au pair. Mrs. Roberts, the toddler’s mother had instead taken gorgeous Miss Roberts the Baby to hang out with the Montessori mums for coffee.
It began inauspiciously. Mrs. Roberts fluffed, huffed and puffed her way through a sixteen-point-turn manoeuvre to get her overloaded baby buggy through the coffee shop’s user-unfriendly doors. This was immediately followed by a ninety yard walk back down the pavement to collect Miss Roberts the Baby’s grubby dummy, (Mrs. Roberts had already purchased six new pacifiers that month and wasn’t going to get any more no matter how much Miss Roberts the Baby screamed). Upon her return to the coffee shop she discovered that out of nowhere, a vast boa-constrictor of a queue was snaking its way back to the aforementioned unfriendly entrance and gingerly around her overloaded and very noisy buggy.
Further horrors: she joined the boa constrictor next to Competitive Carol who, true to form, boastfully hissed her way through her families’ recent achievements for a seemingly interminable 8 minutes, 23 seconds before she finally reached the barrister. (“It’s barista nowadays, you baby-brained buffoon” Mrs. Roberts muttered to herself).
“A medium skinny cappuccino with chocolate please”
“Skinny cap, sure, no problem……what size you want ?”
“You want chocolate with that ?”
On the upside, Mrs. Roberts the Toddler’s Mother had managed to find a single seat among friendly faces, thereby dodging further contact with Competitive Carol. Indeed the other mums fortified her with additional cappuccinos and juicy gossip about the hot new gym teacher until she felt altogether more awake, in control and with it.
Refreshed and revitalized, Mrs. Roberts wandered home enjoying a gentle caffeine buzz and a few precious moments peace. She was primed and ready for a happy, uncomplicated day that surely lay ahead.
“Where’s Master Roberts the Toddler ?” she asked the dizzy new au pair
“In zee sitting room” came the nonchalant reply”.
Mrs. Roberts the Toddler’s Mother opened the sitting room door.....
The images above are taken from two cards in our "Happy Roberts Families" edition of the Happy Families card game.
Please remember that our special range of Happy Families card games are tailored around certain surnames so if you're not shopping for the surname Roberts then you can peruse the other surnames here).