“My daughter was so bored, she cut her own fringe.” 9 stories that sum up real parenting in 2020.

2020 has been what I’d describe as a “multi-tasking pressure cooker roller coaster ride that none of us asked for”.

But, in amongst all of the hard bits, the juggling of working, parenting, remote learning, Zoom calls, and all spending more time under the one roof than ever before, there have been some very funny moments in the madness.

The defining story that sums up parenting in 2020 for me was when I decided to panic-purchase a bearded dragon.

I felt so guilty that my son was having his birthday in isolation. He had been so sad, and the lizard made him so happy which turned me into an anxious, first-time helicopter dragon parent.