Everyone keeps talking about Mother’s Day, but I keep asking myself, what’s to celebrate? We tend to appreciate our mums at some stage in our lives, but as a child we don’t and can’t really understand their role...they just ‘are’!
Well here’s what happened to me! When I was immobile in my last pregnancy, (I was diagnosed with spd in the last trimester) there was a role reversal...my kids had to start looking after me and help me with every aspect of my day as I literally couldn’t move! And boy did they find it challenging. At first they didn’t understand...mummy needs help getting dressed...mummy needs me to make her breakfast...and the list goes on and on. But after this initial reaction, I think it was a real eye opener for them as whatever you do and however much you do, kids and every one of us just take it for granted. I know it’s definitely a lesson I need to take in. In a way I’m glad they had that opportunity to need to ‘look after’ me as I feel it gave them a deeper understanding as to what role I played in their lives.
Sometimes we just need to take a step back and realise who we are and what role we play in people’s lives, especially as a mum, as we really have so much influence over them and we are always giving them so much of ourselves! It’s definitely the best job in the world but by far the hardest. Happy Mother’s Day!!!