So this is my first Mothers Day and its been a fabulous day!! We have been a nice walk round one of the parks, we had a shot on the swings and then me and Grayson shared a watermelon ice lolly in the lovely sunshine!! And now i am just getting ready to head out for dinner with my 2 boys!
In amongst all the love and attention today i was sat thinking how being a mum is a funny kind of job….Like there is no pay rise if you do something super amazing like i dunno, potty train your kid? There is no yearly review where your boss sits you down tells you what you did good at this year, where you need improving and if you are getting a raise or not. This is literally a 24/7 career that can be the most stressful but rewarding in the world. From cleaning up sick, to wiping up pee and cleaning yet another shitty nappy. There is also the whole running on like 3 hours sleep….its pretty dam exhausting!!
I’m sat here looking at Grayson thinking i’ve done so much for you in the past 4 (almost 5 months) and literally you cry, shit, pee, puke and drink milk….ok so i get the odd gummy smile, but 99% of the time i’m pretty sure its wind..!?
So what is mothers day….well to me everyday should be bloody mothers day but ill take the 1 day a year!! I’m happy to have my praise shouted from the rooftops by John telling me how amazing a job i’m doing. Extra brownie points if he puts it on Facebook too! Sometimes us mums just need the reassurance that all the shitty bum wiping, crying, washing, cleaning, cooking, going to all the baby classes and loving a tiny little human so much it hurts is all worth it.
When Grayson is older and he walks in with a handmade card and a bunch of flowers and tells me he loves me and gives me a kiss i know all the days where i feel like quiting are worth it for this one day that’s all about me! Sometimes that’s all we need is that 1 day as a reminder that all the other 364 days of bum wiping, sick cleaning, no sleeping times are all worth it for this little bundle of amazingness we get to call our own!
Now i know i’m never gonna get a pay rise, but i just need to know that i’m being a good mum so some chocolates, flowers and a little token of gratitude and a ‘darling i’m so glad you are the mother of our boy, you are doing an amazing job’ wouldn’t go a miss!
So happy mothers day everyone have the best day!