It’s 2:30 in the morning, I’m sat here in the armchair in the bedroom with bear cub 3 wrestling in my arms, staring at my husband wondering if I put my earphones in every night like him whether
1) Baby bear would just have to cry it out
2) Bear cub 1 or 2 would fall down the toilet in their slumberly nightly toilet dash
3) The house would get burgled
4) We’d wake up in Oz (considering the noise of the wind outside it is a possibility, but yes it is 2:30 in the morning and my mind is going strange places)
Then my mind races me back to what bear cub 1 said to me this morning as I’m taking in a pair of new trousers for her before 8am (as she just has to wear them) “mum, not only are you an Engineer, but you can bake, and sew, and you make our sandwiches.” My response “because that’s what mums do sweetheart”
And it got me thinking, this is what mums do (and dads, and grandparents, and all care givers) and when my husband and I decided to have children, this is what I signed up to.
I read an article this week where a lady reminds the reader that “These are the days” which is so very true (How a Stranger’s Comment Changed the Way I Parent). There is a new day tomorrow which may bring the same challenges as yesterday, a whole new set of memories, nothing spectacular may happen but it is now, it is happening and it is real and we must embrace and enjoy every single minute of it. There may be people out there that (seem to) have it all, the life you think you might want to have, but there are also people out there that see what you have and strive to have something similar – we are all different and are travelling along different paths, but the key is we are travelling, those wheels never stop turning and we must enjoy the ride – because that’s what mums do!