However, I am beginning to realise that parenting our child isn’t a fairy tale. It isn’t a nice calm trip to the cinema and sharing a bag of popcorn, or a lunch date where you talk and laugh over a sandwich and plate of chips. We are currently parenting in survival mode.
The book is about Captain McGrew wanting a new crew (as you can tell from the title) and it goes through what the crew will need to do to be picked as part of the crew.
Now don’t get me wrong, I know I may sound like the scrooge of summer and that isn’t my intention. I just prefer the dark nights where I can snuggle up on the sofa with my feet up and go to bed at what looks like a reasonable hour.
It is part of the job description of being a mum that no one tells you about. Mums are going to be a lot more tired than the dads. We are the ones that put the plans together, the ones that oversee the household, regardless of if you are a stay at home, a part time or a full time working mum.
So Happy Mothers Day to all us Mums today! Enjoy your day of being spoilt for no reason if you are lucky enough, and if not, well…I will see you all later in the utility sorting out the second load of washing!
All these thoughts go round in my head on a daily basis. What can I do to get our good boy back? The boy I am proud of and don’t have to worry about at nursery – the one that plays nicely with other children and behaves appropriately.
So last weekend we went home for a few days. We needed to get out of the city for a bit, and have some time with the family. It has been a stressful and busy few months after Christmas.