Wednesday, 11 March 2015


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. 


  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.

  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

  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.

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

  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!

  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!

  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!

  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

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