Local mothers have been inadvertently forced to confront the reality that they can’t all be the “best mum ever”, after multiple items emblazoned with the slogan have been spotted at supermarkets across the country. Watsonia mother of three, Lauren Winton, first saw the possibly misleading mugs late last week, and has spent almost a week contemplating where she ranks amongst all of the mums in Australia.

Speaking exclusively to The Watsonia Bugle, Winton said, “I don’t mean to nit-pick but, technically, there can only be one ‘best mum ever’, and if stock numbers of those mugs are anything to go by, there are going to be a lot of wrong people in Australia this weekend. I’m not requesting an official mum competition or tacky reality TV show, but the makers of these products need to be more careful when choosing their slogans in the future.”