Mothers

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Mothers

When I was pregnant with big man I hadn't really given a huge amount of thought about being a Mother. I was rather fixated on how the hell I was going to get a huge baby out of my body. Luckily modern medicine sorted that out for me, leaving me with a beautiful bundle of blue joy who was totally dependent on me. I had no idea what to expect.

Whilst time changes the challenges of Motherhood, the basics remain the same. A Mother is there to do the best for her children and teach them to spread their wings and fly. 

So what have I learnt about being a Mother?

1. Being a Mother is full of decisions. You have to make the right ones for you and your family.

2. Being a Mother is helping your children to learn, whilst appreciating that children have different strengths.

3. Being a Mother is remembering to check trouser pockets for stones collected on a trip to the park.

4. Being a Mother is about knowing when to give them a hug, and knowing when they really don't want one as their friends are looking.

5. Being a Mother is becoming a chauffeur to small people who have a far better social life than you do.

6. Being a Mother is spending hours maybe days of your life, sat on your driveway too frightened to go into your house as it will disturb a sleeping child who will spontaneously combust into a meltdown if you open the car door.

7. And when you are lucky enough to become a Grandmother, being a Mother means you can get your own back by feeding the grandchildren lots of sugar and giving them annoying whistles. 


10 comments:

  1. Ha ha! Brilliant. Oh, number 3, definitely number three. Not limited to stones however. One rather unfortunate snail went for a ride round our washing machine once.

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  2. Louise Fairweather11 March 2015 at 11:59

    Yep I just snorted about the snail! Poor thing hope it is now resting in peace x

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  3. Sarah MumofThree World11 March 2015 at 14:52

    That last point so made me laugh! Like the hugging point too - I'm pretty much banned in front of other people with all of my kids now, unless they are feeling ill or particularly sad.

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  4. I honestly can't wait to be a grandmother - love it! x

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  5. Ha Ha my mother totally does the same. Every time she comes round my son knows to look in Nana's bag for treats!

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  6. Louise Fairweather11 March 2015 at 20:46

    In fairness it is my sister who is really bad! But that bird whistle was definately my Mum's fault!

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  7. Louise Fairweather11 March 2015 at 20:47

    hehehe - I really really really want my sister to have a baby - I have a lot to get back for there!

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  8. Louise Fairweather11 March 2015 at 20:48

    Mine are still really good - but you can see my eldest is starting to get funny bless him

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  9. lol my mum is the same and my mother in law x

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