Towards the end of last year the fabulous beauty brand Mama Mio asked me to share my thoughts on My Motherhood. It is very easy to think of lists of things that I have learnt as a mother and where this journey has taken me. I can change my daugthers nappy in any bathroom cubicle without her touching the floor and I can do just about anything with only one free hand.
But this request from Mama Mio made me sit back and think about how I would describe my motherhood. Which moments defined me as a mother? What are the moments that make me sit back and say to myself “Oh my goodness, I’m her mummy!” and “How incredibly lucky am I?”
And this is what I wrote:
“My motherhood began with a kick to the stomach in the middle of yoga class. I thought it was a muscle twitching but nope it was my baby girl saying ‘Hi mama!’
It is overwhelming. I am the first of my close friends to embark on this journey and you don’t know what you don’t know until it happens.
It is an adventure. I never thought I’d be wiping meals off walls and hunting for my hidden jewellery. And don’t get me started on teething and tantrums.
It is watching her mimic me. She brushes her hair, plays with my make up brushes, rearranges my shoes and takes a quick glance in the mirror before leaving the bedroom.
It is gentle moments together. Our Eskimo kisses, long embraces in the morning and singing ‘Twinkle, twinkle little star’.
It is filled with colourful expression. Our home is filled with shrieks of laughter, glitter and handprints, and lots of dancing. We dance in the kitchen, in the bath, up and down the stairs.
My motherhood is a blessing, an endless joy, a lot of hard work and I manage to do it in heels (sometimes)!”
You can check out my post on the Mama Mio blog as well as other great posts by other fabulous mamas. Tell us about your motherhood!
xxx TGM xxx