My baby has 5 flaws and it’s totally my partner’s fault!

Baba is gorgeous. C’est un fait! I love him to bits and absolutely have no regrets to have become a mum. But he has 5 flaws and it’s totally my partner’s fault!

People love him, Grumpy Boyfriend’s family are around all the time because they can live without him. Having a baby means that I am off work for a year. Hurrah! I love being in bed up to 8am and don’t feel guilty if I am still in my PJs by 10 am…

Baba is cute, nice, funny, sweet and so much more! I am in love with him! That’s it! Oui, mais voilà. The truth must be said. He is not parfait! Far from it… There are times when he drives me mad!

But you know what makes me feel good about him being un petit monstre sometimes? It’s not my fault. Writing this up right now while the baby in question is  eating the carpet while endlessly banging his dad’s desk. Don’t tell Grumpy Boyfriend anything… It’s an expensive desk and he loves it to bits… oops!

So yeah, Baba has many flaws but I will totally blame it on my partner

      • The baby is massively stubborn! Admittedly, it’s not 100% Grumpy Boyfriend’s fault. I reckon I played some parts in it while we conceived our dearest enfant. Imagine, Baba has a double dose of this weakness! I now understand why he sometimes doesn’t listen to my instructions…
    • He has a smirk on his face. This one, I can totally blame it on my partner as I am not the sarcastic type whatsoever… Once, I was visiting a friend of mine and her little girl started crying. I swear this is not my imagination. He looked at me with his smirk. I could read in his mind ‘Look at this wimp! She is crying for nothing!’

      I am so chilled out My baby has 5 flaws

    • My baby is such a diva sometimes! He is demanding to the extreme… Once more, it’s my partner’s fault. I heard from a sure source (Grandad L) that he used to be a bit of a diva too when he was a baby. Nothing to do with me… I am not the princess type. Or maybe? I can’t recall the number of times Baba suddenly needed my attention when I just got myself a coffee. I have never ever drunk so many cold ones! Not the best. I reckon next time, I won’t bother too much and will start on drinking wine in the morning…
    • Burps and farts are a game to him and my other half! Once, I caught le bébé farting and he looked at his dad. They both laughed. Somehow, they were sharing a boys’ moment. I don’t get it! And wish to never do!
  • The babe is an endless flirt! Wait a minute! This one is not because of Grumpy Boyfriend! It comes from his grandfather!
    The two flirts in action at the beach this summer

    Le bébé did it all! Once, he started coughing really loud on the train. He was not thirsty. Two lovely ladies just came on and didn’t look at him. As soon as he started his little act, the two passengers obviously checked on him and started cooing ‘he is so beau!’. His cough quickly  disappeared and he could not contain his happiness… Another time, while shopping, I caught a woman blowing him a kiss! No need to say that he was giggling like she made his day. I happened to bump into her at the till later on and she did it again!  I am actually thinking that I might start charging people to play or flirt with my baby. I might quickly get rich!

You might have understood it. My baby’s weaknesses are purely here because of my partner… Basically, he is the spitting image of his papa! Thank God, Baba also got some cool stuff from his maman: he is cute and trendy. He loves good food and good wine!

French baby drinking wine
Drinking wine… I am Frenchie so what?

And you, what flaws did your children get from your other half? And which one is driving you mad?

This post first appeared on Meet Other Mums. You can view that version, and my other posts as a member of the #BlogSquad, here.


  1. Valerie
    December 7, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    Ooh my poor dear, I doubt you’ll be getting a nice Xmas prezzie from grumpy boyfriend after he reads this .. Was funny though!

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 7, 2016 / 3:55 pm


  2. Stephanie
    December 7, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    My kids are always ‘your’ child when they are naughty, but ‘our’ child when they are being good!

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 7, 2016 / 3:46 pm

      haha so true! Thanks for reading x

  3. Naomi
    December 7, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    These are lovely flaws for a baby to have! As my eldest gets older (he’s 4), I see real parts of my personality in him… He looks just like my husband but is much more like me in personality, so bebe may still change!

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 7, 2016 / 10:00 pm

      I am hoping he gets more of me! haha I don’t mind really. He is gorgeous as he is. This post was just a laugh x

  4. December 8, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    My husband has a cute little sneaky habit of shopping on amazon late at night, my daughter shares this with her sneaky habit of shopping in mommy’s kitchen cabinets late at night.

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 8, 2016 / 8:10 pm

      haha naughty habits! thanks for reading x

  5. Josefine
    December 9, 2016 / 9:12 am

    Hehe this had me smiling! Elliot is a little flirt too, have no idea where he has it from as both mummy and daddy can be quite the socially awkward types! But the snoring!!! The snoring I fully blame OH for… it’s enough that I have to live with one, now two?! Will I ever sleep again…#triballove

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 9, 2016 / 10:10 am

      haha yes we have the snoring too somtimes… Again, not my fault lol. Thanks for reading x

  6. Catherine
    December 9, 2016 / 11:18 am

    Haha! Unfortunately it’s pretty hard blaming everything g on Daddy as my mum is so forthcoming with stories of me being a little madam – baby definitely takes after me. #tribalchat

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 9, 2016 / 11:20 am

      haha at leats my family is not here to spill the beans lol, thanks for reading x

  7. December 9, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    I’m not sure I understand. Are you trying to say that farts aren’t funny? #blogginggoodtime

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 9, 2016 / 2:46 pm

      no! they are not! Thanks for reading ?

  8. December 9, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    lol! The burps and farts will never not be a source of entertainment. My boys are 2 and 4 and I’m slowly starting to embrace it 🙂

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 9, 2016 / 6:00 pm

      Well, maybe one day I will get it… Thanks for reading x

  9. Meredith
    December 10, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    The part about how he and his dad laughed over a fart…haha! I’ve got boys too, and my oldest (2.5) started saying “that’s funny!” after he burps! Though…this is partly my fault. I couldn’t help but laugh at an especially loud and poorly-timed belch the other day 😉

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 10, 2016 / 1:34 pm

      oh my poor, it’s well over then. You will have many others I suppose… lol Thanks for reading x

  10. Stephanie
    December 10, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    I totally blame E’s lack of sleeping on her dad and his whole family of insomniacs 🙂

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 10, 2016 / 2:09 pm

      haha always their fault lol Thanks for reading x

  11. Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms
    December 10, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    I totally blame some of our daughter’s flaws on my husband! Not the falling down though. That’s 100% my side!!

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 10, 2016 / 2:08 pm

      well it’s half half lol. Thanks for reading x

  12. tineke - workingmommyabroad
    December 10, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    Haha love this! Thanks for linking-up at Working Mommy Abroad, sharing 🙂

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 10, 2016 / 8:20 pm

      merci xx

  13. December 10, 2016 / 4:45 pm

    Haha my second one had the smirk face all the time!! We always joked about his face getting stuck that way. Now he’s all smiles!

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 10, 2016 / 8:19 pm

      Lucky it didn’t get stuck! LOL x

  14. December 10, 2016 / 5:36 pm

    Not really a flaw but Ben has his dads appetite and chilled attitude.
    I’d say his flaws are from me to be honest! He farts like an adult, he has the most orange hair (daddy denies this but it’s true) and he loves pop music mainly anything with a girl singing – currently little mix is his all time cry-stopper! #ablogginggoodtime

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 10, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      Little mix! He got it all good for future potential girlfriends! LOL thanks for reading x

  15. Erica Nicole
    December 10, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    This is the cutest and funniest little post. I absolutely love it!

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 10, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      haha merci ? x

  16. Jane Taylor
    December 10, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    My 14 year old turned to me and deliberatey burbed at dinner tonight…And didn’t apologise. That is entirely Mr T’s doing! #KCACOLS

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 11, 2016 / 11:50 am

      No doubt, so many things I don’t get from boys / men… thanks fro reading x

  17. December 11, 2016 / 12:34 am

    I cannot WAIT to see little Baba’s personality grow. He is too cute.


    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 11, 2016 / 11:28 am

      thanks for saying that! I bet he will be interesting haha x

  18. Jenny
    December 11, 2016 / 9:36 am

    Haha I love this! My little boy is a shameless flirt, he loves going to cafes so he can be made a fuss of by the waitresses, he’s all cheeky smiles and eyebrow raises!


    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 11, 2016 / 11:26 am

      babies are all the same lol x

  19. December 11, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    Love it and cute pics of yr baby. Yes of course my own child would be parfait if he was cloned from just me. As it is he is slightly pedantic when trying to win an argument. Definitely not my genes 🙂 jo #KCACOLS

  20. Laura
    December 11, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Haha that smirk!! Love this I always say “he’s your child” when he’s cheeky!! #KCACOLS

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 12, 2016 / 8:32 am

      Grumpy Boyfriend disagrees with me, but it’s obviously all his fault lol. x

  21. December 11, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    I can’t really lay blame on my husband, it is clear that both boys get their weird and wonderful ways from me! #KCACOLS

  22. Jen|Practical By Default
    December 11, 2016 / 11:30 pm

    He’s adorable. And yes always the bad behaviour comes from the other person 🙂 #KCACOLS

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 12, 2016 / 8:24 am

      always! thanks for having shared and your comment x

  23. Catie
    December 12, 2016 / 7:06 am

    LOL loved this post ❤️ Anything cute comes from my obviously and everything else from daddy ? Thank you for linking up to #EatSleepBlogRT ?

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 12, 2016 / 8:07 am

      merci for having me xx

  24. Karen, the next best thing to mummy
    December 12, 2016 / 9:26 am

    This made me chuckle, so much that I can understand and relate to, thanks #eatsleepblogRT

  25. December 12, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    My two take after their dad in so many ways too – always the bad ones! #KCACOLS

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 12, 2016 / 2:18 pm

      of course! It’s always like that ? x

  26. OddHogg
    December 12, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    Piglet is also a terrible flirt! #kcacols

  27. December 12, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    Ha ha! Seeing their personality develop makes you face your own traits, good, bad, previously unrecognised! Someone told me the other day my baby has the same intense stare as me… I have one of those?! #kcacols

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 12, 2016 / 9:15 pm

      haha we discover so much with our little ones. Thanks for reading x

  28. December 13, 2016 / 4:23 am

    Oh we have 3 boys and they are all their father… except when they are listening and being well behaved, of course, that comes from em. #KCACOLS

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 13, 2016 / 7:44 am

      of course ? thanks for reaidng x

  29. December 14, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    hehe bless him and bless grumpy boyfriend 🙂 my boy burps and farts all the time and thinks it is hilarious ! #KCACOLS

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 14, 2016 / 6:40 pm

      boys! thanks for sharing x

  30. December 16, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    Haha, I wish I could blame my husband for my children being as stubborn as they are, but it’s all me! x #KCACOLS

  31. Kimberly - Media Mummy
    January 29, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    Hi Cecile,
    I love this post – and I think your blog is fantastique! J’adore adding a bit of French flavour to life so I look forward to reading more…
    A tout a l’heure!
    Kimberly (Media Maman ;_0 )

    • Cecile Blaireau
      January 29, 2017 / 9:17 pm

      Super le français! thanks for reading x

  32. Kelly
    February 17, 2017 / 10:08 am

    Haha this was a brilliant read. My baby also has some flaws but they definitely aren’t from me! #BlogCrush

  33. February 17, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    Haha this is fantastic.
    Both of my children have big heads. Physically MASSIVE heads, they got that from their daddy. And their stubborness 🙂 #blogcrush

  34. February 19, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Hehe I have two girls and they’ve both got their dad’s laid back, I’ll-sort-it-later attitude. I can be a good thing because they don’t get stressed like I do, but sometimes I just want to yell at them to get stuff done! #blogcrush

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