First and foremost, let me just say – I love my boys.
Now let’s continue.
Being A Mum.
Non-human smells after they’ve been to the bathroom. Picking up their dirty clothes from the floor. Not doing what they’re asked.
Oh, sorry, this was meant to be about the things I love… Not the things I dislike about being a mum.
It’s tough being a mum. Though some days and their events make it feel like groundhog day, no two days are ever truly the same. In some cases, you may pray for them to be the same… ‘now what did we do yesterday to make him sleep through the night?’. In others, you’re literally counting down the hours to bedtime and asking said child ‘… can we have a better day tomorrow, please?!’ after the longest.day.ever.
Things I Love.
Now I know I’ve only had near six years of being a mum to one boy and have just started again being a mum to another, but I wanted to share some of the things I’ve (so far) loved about being a mum.
- The thankfulness of being able to have conceived, carried and given birth.
- That I’m the first person they loved.
- Shopping for mini-clothes is always a good idea. Plus a necessity. Winning.
- Re-living your childhood – Through books, places, music, programmes, toys, and traditions.
- The lows to the highs – The ability to flip between being down and out tired, to feeling like you could take on the world.
- The proud feeling and happiness of their gowth – In new things of being able to do something or say something for the first time. Plus their excitement at the world around them.
- Feedback – Hearing from other people – teachers, other parents for example, how well mannered/lovely your child is. That feeling of accomplishment and proud.
- Memory forming – Them being able to re-tell something we did together or as a family.
- Lastly, being called mummy. This goes along with the first point, but it truly is the most wonderful thing, even for the 100th time of the day.
This was actually quite difficult to articulate. To put into words such feelings. It would be easy to sum it up as true love, plus being the most tiring but rewarding job in the world.
And I wouldn’t change a thing.