Beth over at A Blonde And A Baby was lovely enough to tag me in a post where I write about the ways in which I’m #RockingMotherhood. I all too often find myself doubting my abilities as a parent, as I’m sure many of us have at some point or another. Life can be get busy sometimes and amongst it all and can easy to forget just how great a job we do. This tag is such a brilliant way for us mum’s to have a reminder ourselves of this and to give ourselves a pat on the back. I learn’t makaton to help me to beable to communicate with my little boy.
1 – I learn’t Makaton to help me communicate with our little one.
My youngest up until 8 months ago couldn’t talk at all, which could be frustrating at times for him. He would try so hard to tell me his wants and needs or just to communicate with me and couldn’t. After watching a episode of Mr tumbles one day we decided to go online and learn Makaton and to start teaching it to our little one whilst using it in everyday life. 8 months later and little man knows the basic Makaton signs and is now speaking up to 3 words in a sentence. *high five*
2 – I will read as many books to them as time with allow me to.
My little girl especially loves reading and for me its one of the best ways for us to spend some mother, daughter bonding time. A Lot of stuff these days is so technology focused, with TV, Tablets and phones that its nice to just go back to basics, snuggle up each night before bed and sit and read any books that my little girl chooses.
3 – I love soft play
I’m the mum at soft play running around with their kids chasing them, flying down slides and climbing thru tunnels that clearly weren’t made for me. Since having kids I’ve learn’t not to care what others think especially if it means my kids are happy. I want them to know that mummy isn’t afraid to have fun and show her silly side sometimes and they shouldn’t be either. Plus who doesn’t love getting to feel like a kid again.
4 – I always have time for hugs.
I love sitting down and having cuddle time with the kids. It is one of my favourite things to do. There only young for so long, as sad as it is… eventually I’ll be begging them for hugs and there be a rare thing. So I’m grabbing all the hugs I can until then.
5 – I want them to know they can talk to and trust me.
My eldest is growing up so quick, its scary. With growing up comes lots of new experiences, already at school we’ve had friendship highs and lows etc. Everyday after school I always make a point of asking how her days been, what she did, friends she played with etc I want her to grow up feeling comfortable about talking to me about her life and that she can trust me.
6 – I’ve Learn’t how to cook.
Before kids I couldn’t even cook tinned rice pudding without burning it, no joke this actually happened. However since having them I have brought recipe books and got to experimenting in the kitchen. It hasn’t always gone well, but I’ve definitely nailed a few home cooked meals for us enjoy as a family together. Most importantly things the kids will eat too.
7 – I now trust my choices as a mum.
The amount of times since becoming a parent I have been given parenting advice, about things such as breast feeding, sleeping, behaviour and so on. I’ve honestly loss count. I quickly learn’t that rather than basing my parenting on what other parents are doing/not doing with their little ones, I need to go with my own gut and quickly learnt to trust my own motherly instincts.
8 – We giggle for no reason.
Thru out each day me and the kids will occassionly catch one anothers eye, maybe just a glimpse for a second and just start giggling away at nothing. Well I say nothing but it could be a slightly funny face from the other person or just a cheeky grin. I love that they both have such wicked sense of humours and that we’re in tune enough for moments like that to just happen without uttering a single word.
9 – I’ve conquered my fear of mess.
I have always been a bit of a clean freak. Initially when the little ones were born, I was always hoovering around them, picking up toys whilst they were still awake and wiping their mouths at any tiny bit of food that appeared. I have definitely learnt to relax a lot more… and to just let them be kids.
10 – My kids are my world.
I love them more than words can describe and would do anything for them. Motherhood may have its ups and downs… but I wouldn’t change a single thing.
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