12.6.2019 09:00 am
These are known as “The Arsehole Years” but maybe toddlers are just misunderstood.
The thing with kids is that just as you think you have got the hang of it, they go and change everything, they go and grow a little, they go and find something new to throw at you. The sooner you realise that you will never fully come to grips with motherhood, the sooner you can feel free to enjoy the ride.
Wow, what a busy couple of months we have had. As nature would have it our kids are born in November, January, 2 in March and one in May. Sometimes it feels like I’m planning parties non-stop for 6 months of the year!
I will always be is lazy – I will always lean back and let my child explore, experiment, fail, succeed, grow her imagination and discover her own boundaries.
At some point, I hope that the fantasy of parenthood that I retain will be replaced with the reality that I have come to know.
There were many aspects of ‘the good old days’ that to label not great, is being quite kind. So, what can we learn from the past?
You finally get a moment to look down and see this beautiful little face in front of you. Two closed eyes, a cute little nose and full pink lips. Wow, it takes your breath away. Absolute perfection.
Now, let me be clear, I am not advocating lying. Obviously lying is wrong! We were taught that as kids, and now we pass that lesson on to our children… But…
I say they are my favourites, but are they really? Or am I just too exhausted to care?
How we speak to our children, becomes their inner voice… Our fears, anger and disappointments become theirs.
Parenting can prove to be a bit more strenuous than a nine-to-five job, but being a parent is a labour of love.
Playgrounds are the only public spaces my son is free to be his weird self because the other children frankly do not care.
At times it is vital to silence what you think is the definition of success and embrace your child.
We have late bloomers and daredevils, but the trick is never to compare.