I’ve been tagged by Amie at www.mumamie.com to write a list of 10 things motherhood has taught me! So here goes..
1. You don’t give to receive. When you become a parent you give so much to your child not expecting anything in return. Christmas is a good example, we spend a fortune (or what we have) buying gifts for our children, knowing we won’t receive anything back – but it doesn’t matter, to see their faces light up when they see their presents in the morning, that’s what Christmas is all about!
2. Love has no limits. The first time you see your baby, this overwhelming flood of love comes over you and it’s the most indescribable feeling. You soon realise that over the years, you love them more & more.
3. Asking for help doesn’t mean your weak. This is very true in all different aspects.
4. Mess is good. Or at least that’s what I try telling myself on a daily basis. Mess shows a home that’s lived in, lots of fun and that a child has imagination.
5. Sleep is overrated. Enough said.
6. Being last is OK. I’m always the last one to have dinner, the last one to shower, the last one to choose what film I’d like to watch.. But it’s OK!
7. Embrace the no sleep look. I’m not sure if anyone else agrees – but I much rather leave the house on time without having done my hair and make-up just so Alfie can get to football practise on time, than be late after taking my time covering my dark circles and straightening my hair! So yes, embrace the no sleep look – the zombie look in other terms.
6. It’s OK to cry. Every other day to be exact!
7. Have confidence in yourself. This definitely applies when you are a parent. We may always think we are doing wrong – but there is a child who knows you’re doing it all perfectly.
8. Opinions are opinions. Over the years I have had so many opinions regarding how I look after my children. But opinions are just that, opinions – people are entitled to them, it doesn’t mean you have to listen!
9. Let go of guilt. Easier said than done when I suffered with post-natal depression for 2 years after I had Alfie, but it’s very good advice.
10. Mistakes are what we learn from. I have made so many mistakes over the years, but what I’ve realised since getting older is mistakes are there so we can learn from them. Without mistakes I wouldn’t know what I do now.
I hope you enjoyed reading this, I can’t wait to see what other ladies have written. L xx