I was tagged by Mumamie.com to share with you the 10 things that motherhood has taught me. I can safely say it has taught me lots of things and every day I learn something new.
1. There really is NO perfection.
I strived for 3 years for the perfect life, the perfect life as a stay at home Mummy to my little girl. That perfect life you see on social media doesn’t exist. Perfect moments exist, yes. Perfect life, i’m yet to meet anyone who says it does. Striving for the perfect life cost me something very precious and I’ve learnt the hard way to ask for help when you need it most.
2. I still have a fabulous imagination.
If there is one thing I love, it’s playing games with P. Princesses, cars, colouring, board games. You name it, we do it. It has taught me that you can really channel your inner child and it’s something that makes me happy every day. Just sitting and playing with her, without phone/computer distractions.
3. Your friends become your heroes.
Since having P, i’ve made incredible friends. A very small core group, but a group nonetheless that I couldn’t live without. Their children are amazing, but their friendships are worth their weight in gold. Not just for me, but for P too. They have supported, laughed, hugged and loved on the days when i’ve found motherhood tough.
4. I have a huge girls dresses obsession.
P has more clothes than probably a lot of others. Dresses are my main love, I absolutely love seeing her dressed all pretty.
5. That the love is unconditional.
I absolutely adore my Daughter, I would walk to the end of the earth for her, today, tomorrow and always. I love her more than anything, I don’t think until you’ve had a child of your own you realise how strong that love is.
Patience is something that you realise you have a lot lot more than you could imagine.
7. Children really are like sponges.
The things that P picks up and can remember literally astounds me. She can remember thing that wouldn’t even cross my mind. I’ve always heard the saying ‘like sponges’ but now I really believe it.
8. Every child is different
Every child is totally different, an individual and should be treated like one.
9. Nobody can replace me, i’ll always be her Mummy.
This is something that plagues me, because P’s Daddy and I are separated it’s something that my very close friends and family remind me daily. P loves me, and I try and always remind myself that.
10. Motherhood can be lots of things. Tough. Isolating. Fun. Loving. Motherhood is so many things. Challenging, fun, isolating, lonely, happy, rewarding. Motherhood is all of those thing, every day is different, every day something new is thrown at you and every day I love more, laugh more and feel grateful for my little girl.
The little beauty that made me a Mummy.
Overall, motherhood has given me P. An intelligent, beautiful, full of life little girl. I couldn’t be prouder of her.