Mothers day Part 2

Last week I was tagged in a beautiful mothers day Meme by the fantabulous Mummy Glitzer, as I was gallivanting in Finland I’m only catching up now.

So here goes………………………………………..

Describe motherhood in three words

Hmmmm,*taps fingers* My three words would be… exhausting, Pride, heart warming

Does your experience differ from your Mother’s – how?

Yeah I think it does, although like my Mum I too am a SAHM but the key word for me is help, my Mum had family around to help and having the life of an expat that’s not the case for me.

What’s the hardest thing about being a mum?

I would have to say the guilt, I feel guilty about everything I do, everything I don’t do. The constant strive to be the perfect Mammy & feeling like you fail on a daily basis, the lack of sleep I can cope with to a certain extent as I have No qualms about forgetting about the housework and going for a snooze when wee man does.

What’s the best thing?

This is the hardest one to write. I really can’t put everything I feel into words, when he says his new little words, like “air maine” (plane) it melts my heart, I watch him eat, sleep, dance and sometimes I feel like I will just explode with love, pride, tears of joy… he’s mine/ours we made him and he’s amazing.

How has it changed you?

It’s less about me, I was very self-absorbed before I became a mammy, when I think about things I want to do now, I think about how will it affect my family, my boy, they come first. I was very timid before I wouldn’t stick up for myself or speak my mind if something bothered me but now I won’t hold back, how can I protect him if I let others walk all over me!! I care less about my appearance, I’d rather he gets a new toys than me have new clothes

What do you hope for your children?

I hope that LPV will always be happy in life, I want him to be the best as he can be at what he choses to do. I hope he’ll always seek comfort & support from his family and know that we’ll be there for him always. I hope he grows to know the meaning of respect… respects others & himself equally. I want him to see the world and embrace life and I hope that he has amazing memories to cherish as we do.

What do you fear for them?

I fear that he will come to me with a problem and if I can’t help it will have an adverse effect on his life, I fear that he’ll get involved in things or with people he can’t handle. I worry that he will get hurt  or sick and that I won’t be able to stop it or protect him from it.

What makes it all worthwhile?

When you hear Ee eye, Ee eye Oh!! at 6am, the cuddles in the morning, the yummy noises he makes when he’s eating, the memories I have of him kicking me before he was born………….everything, the good the bad the ugly. I wouldn’t change anything

I’m supposed to tag more people now but as Mothers day is gone I will leave it up to you in you want to join in…………………….

4 thoughts on “Mothers day Part 2

  1. MsXpat says:

    I can really relate to you what you’ve said especially as an expat mom. Isn’t in amazing the love that the make us feel. Hubby often asks me how is it possible to love someone so much, I still don’t have the answer, I just love. Thanks for sharing your feelings in this meme. I enjoyed doing it.

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