It’s undeniably a life changing event, bringing life..? Little terrors..? Or loved ones even, into the world, and more importantly into your life. There are days that I am absolutely in love with every little aspect of my choice to be a stay at home mum and just mum in general, and other days, even the smallest annoyances sends me bat shit crazy. So I thought I would compile a list that helps sum up what I personally love, and (let’s say) don’t love, about being a mum. Cause let’s face it we all have good days and bad, but days aside I really believe I am blessed to have them in my life.
Things I Love
- They have the ability to make you smile and feel elated over the smallest things, like when they say “I love you” for the first time or even just “Mama”.
- Their innocence is adorable, pure and at times incredibly funny.
- Watching them grow, reach milestones and develop as a person. I’ve learnt to never underestimate what they can do, because they will always surprise you.
- Play time and cuddles. Just spending time with them.
- Dressing my kids up in cute little outfits.
- Bedtime routine, its quality family time.
- Family outings that are kid-friendly, like going to the park or getting a treat like an ice-cream.
Things I Don’t Love
- Mum guilt. It’s real and it sucks!
- Never getting to drink my tea or coffee when it’s hot.
- Having so much love for them that you get overprotective, fearful and worried all the time.
- This one is obvious. When they are sick, hurting or sad.
- Feeling judged by other mothers. Personally I have to constantly work on trusting in my own motherly instincts and what is best for my family regardless of what others might think (might being a key word here)
- Getting kids in and out of the car. Especially when you have lots of errands that have you frequently getting in and out of the car.
- Post baby body, although something I have come to accept, I’m not going to pretend that I love the changes.
Of course there are always more that could be put in either category, but the main points are there, and the main things is that you love them, and develop patience at a lightning speed.
If you’re a mum, let me know some of the things you love and or don’t love about being a mum.