Describe Motherhood in three words
Amazing, challenging, enlightening.
Does your experience differ from your mother’s – how?
Yes... we needed fertility treatment to get pregnant and we conceived, were pregnant and gave birth in China where OH was working at the time. And no... all babies and children are different but a lot of our experiences are essentially very similar. My Mother's advice is ALWAYS relevant.
What’s the best thing?
Everything and nothing. The amazing fact that she is even here with us, against the odds, and the fact that she learned to say 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' yesterday. And the cuddles. Oh those cuddles.
How has it changed you?
I've had to learn some patience. I've learned that good enough is usually enough. I've learned that the direct route is not always the quickest way to get things done and that distraction is the best tool in the box. But as a person, I'm still a control freak and I still write lists. Same 'ol, same 'ol.
What do you hope for your children?
That she is healthy and happy, because in the end that is all that matters.
What do you fear for them?
That modern life won't let her stay a child for long enough and that I won't always be there for her.
What makes it all worthwhile?
At bedtime she cuddles on my lap with her favourite toy, her head snuggled into my neck, her soft breath on my skin. The day just melts away and there is nothing but us; Mother and child.
Now I have to tag some mummy’s so I tag: