I was recently tagged by the lovely Steph at Renovation Bay-Bee to join in with the #RockingMotherHood tag. At the time of writing this I was just rounding off the day from hell. My two youngest monsters, for totally different reasons, had decided today was the day for a complete meltdown. Stubborness prevailed and several times before lunch I wondered how I had ended up in the situation.
However, rather than reaching for the wine (OK, I had a glass while writing) I decided to focus on the positive aspects of parenthood. I mean I’ve been doing this for almost 20 years so there must be some good points during this time.
As you can see I did manage to complete this task and it helped to lift my mood too so it was a win all around.
So here are my 10 reasons why I’m #RockingMotherhood
1) I’ve raised a wonderful adult:
My eldest daughter turns 20 next month and, although I don’t tell her enough, I’m so proud of the young lady she has become. She is a wonderful role model for the two little ones and the kids adore her. We’re all going to miss her when she finally finds a place of her own.
2) I’m learning to work with the differences between my little ones:
Corey and Anya are like chalk and cheese. They are at completely different ends of the personality spectrum. Corey is a homebody like me; he isn’t bothered by being in the house as long as he has his books and colouring things. He’s quite a sensitive soul and isn’t overly chatty with people until he gets to know them. Anya on the other hand is always wanting to be out and about. She will talk to just about anyone and can’t sit still for long.
3) My kids come first, always:
No matter what else is going on, my kids are my number one priority. I will always be there for them with hugs and kisses. I will stick up for them when the need it and am always there to listen to their problems.
4) I always make time for cuddles:
Corey is a total cuddle monster, especially when he’s tired and Anya has recently noticed this and has been asking for ‘huggies’ more so she doesn’t miss out on the attention. I’m always available for hugs and they never fail to make me smile.
5) My children are polite:
All of my children and polite and well mannered, well when they are out of the house at least. On the whole they are pretty good at home too although we do forget the occasional please and thank you until prompted.
6) I survived the teenage years with a new baby (twice):
Olivia was 14 when Corey came along. She was in the process of sitting her GCSE’s happy in the knowledge she was an only child and then we dropped the bombshell that she was going to be a big sister. In her usual laid back manner she took it all in her stride and successfully completed her GCSE’s before heading off to college by the time Anya arrived.
7) I’ve passed on my love of books:
My OH isn’t a big reader but fortunately my kids have all developed my love of reading for pleasure and they both have nearly as many books as me.
8) I’ve embraced Batman and his friends:
Thanks to my OH both Corey and Anya have become huge Batman fans. In fact one of Corey’s first words was Batman, thanks to a mas on the wall. In order to join in the fun I have had to embrace the whole world of Gotham and learn the names of the characters. I’d never admit it to them but I’m actually beginning to enjoy it.
9) I’ve learnt to use Peppa Pig to my advantage:
Although she is beginning to grow out of it now in favour of Doc McStuffins, Anya used to have an unhealthy obsession for Peppa Pig cartoons. Personally I can’t stand the cartoons and honestly believe the best thing to come out of the entire family would be a bacon sandwich. However, in the interest of being a good mummy I have learnt to use these cartoons as an opportunity to discuss why my kids should’t behave like Peppa and George.
10) When they ask I will tell my kids the truth about Santa:
As things stand the minute, my youngest two believe that Santa and his elves deliver everyone’s presents on Christmas Eve. However, they only provide one present to each child and all the rest they get are sent to the North Pole by friends and family. This is why some children get more than others (it also helps them understand why they can’t have an iPad and a bike and a dolls house as Mummy and Daddy can’t afford it)
Are you #RockingMotherhood?
I’m not tagging any bloggers this time, however feel free to take part in this challenge and think about how you’re #RockingMotherhood.
Here are the rules.
- Thank the blogger that tagged you and link to their blog.
- List 10 things you believe make you a good mother (this is just a guideline. It can be more or less than 10. I really don’t mind.
- Tag bloggers to join in the #RockingMotherhood Tag.
- Grab the #RockingMotherhood badge from here and add it to your post or sidebar.