Belated Mothers Day Meme

all-in-onemum tagged me to answer some questions about being a mum, as always I am just a little fashionably late but here I am at last.

Describe Motherhood in 3 Words

Tiring, loving, rollercoaster

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

My mum says I am a great mum and a pants housewife. She says I give them more time and attention than she gave me, but I always felt loved and happy, so she might have been wrong. But she is right about my approach to housework!!!

What is the hardest thing about being a Mum?

Always judging yourself, feeling you could do it different or better. Surviving on little sleep and mainly seeing your children poorly or sad, that breaks my heart.

What’s the best thing about being a Mum?

Seeing your children grow and thrive, watching them experience new things and see their eyes gleam with the magic of it and eating cake at children’s parties…

How has it changed you?

I have more white hairs, more wrinkles and worry lines but much more fun! I also value lie-ins so much more now!

What do you hope for your children?

To have long happy lives, filled with exciting opportunities and adventures. Making lots of great friends along the way, feeling loved and contented and fulfilling their dreams whatever they might be.

What do you fear for them?

Everything, I am a constant worrier, but I will do my best to protect them (I am a karate expert in training!)

What makes it all worthwhile?

They do, the smiles, the hugs, their raw delight and wonderment in life (plus the baked goods help too!)

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