Before I became a Mummy:
*I could go to the toilet in peace and shut the door!
*I never had dried on snot or sick stains on my clothes (that weren't my own doing at least!)
*If I awoke during the night it was because I needed a wee and not to attend to a small person
*If I needed help in waking up I would set an alarm. Now I have a toddler shout my name or a baby that cries to wake me from my sleep instead!
*If I wanted to pop out I could be out the door in a couple of minutes. Nowadays it can take about 20 minutes and it usually involves tears from someone!
*I never tripped over toys as I passed through a room! Shoes maybe, but never toys.
*I didn't have to keep picking cushions up from the floor a billion times a day!
*I never had to experience the 'terrible two's'!
*I didn't have to watch what I say in case words I used were copied!
*My dining chairs never had such sticky stains on them
*I had never heard of Calpol
*I didn't know that channel 71 on pre-view was the CBeebies one!
*I never used a vacumn cleaner as much!
*I didn't know what being a Mummy really meant
*I never knew how it felt to love as much and as unconditionally as I do now
Whatever you do today, give yourself a pat on the back and congratulate yourself on being a mummy/mum. It is hard work and there are days when I for one, struggle and wonder if I can actually cope with all that motherhood brings.
It can be knackering, challenging, stressful and exasperating; yet it is also rewarding, amazing, happy and heart stopping and I wouldn't change it for anything. It involves long hours and very little pay (lol!) and yet it gives us the best payment ever - the love we feel and the love we receive from our children.
I really like this quote:
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.
She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.(Inspirational Quotes on Mothers Day by: Rajneesh)
So whether you celebrate today or not, I wish you a Happy Mum's Day and let us not forget that a Mummy is for life and not just Mother's Day!!