17 times Bridget Jones summed up your parenting abilities

Bridget’s finally having a baby!

Yes, in the third instalment of our favourite romcom trilogy, our beloved hapless heroine is getting ready to welcome her first child. There’s the minor problem of not knowing who the father is, but hey, nobody’s pregnancy is perfect, right?

The whole daddy issue aside, we just know Bridget is going to be a brilliant parent, not least because she’s been informing our personal mothering style for years.

From whipping up a (slightly off-colour) feast in the kitchen to the kinds of one-liners that would take down any babysitting group, here are 17 times our Bridge set the bar for parenting, way before her own little bundle of joy arrived…

1. When you lose your temper

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2. When the kids ask you to help with their homework

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3. When you decide to make a dinner that isn’t chicken nuggets

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4. When you need to get the attention of more than one child simultaneously

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5. When you come to terms with your post-baby body

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6. When you realise tomorrow is World Book Day and you don’t have a sodding costume

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7. When the teachers ask if you want to help out on the school trip

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8. When the kids catch you eating the chocolate you said they couldn’t have

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9. When you show willing and get involved at the playground

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10. When you have to wear something that isn’t leggings and a jumper

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11. When you try to introduce the kids to the music of your generation

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12. When another mum corners you about a birthday present collection

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13. When you’re explaining the ‘facts of life’

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14. When your expectations for the family holiday get a bit out of hand

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15. When it’s your turn to host Christmas for the in-laws

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16. When you have to be at soft play for 9am on a Saturday

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17. And when you have FINALLY a night off

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