Saturday, 9 May 2009

Happy Mothers' Day

At the risk of sounding like I'm having a bit of a whinge, I didn't know it was possible to be as busy as I feel I've been over the last several weeks. Maybe it's just me, maybe it's the universe - I'm convinced that time is speeding up and 24hrs ain't as long as it used to be!

Naturally, most of what has been taking up my time is kid-related. The school-day routine, the taxi-ing around. Dealing daily with what goes on inside a child's mind (it's never predictable). Appointments with schools, doctors, therapists, squeezing in the odd playdate, a brief moment of respite at the park with Chuckles. Every couple of days there's the '8-hr break' I call paid work. (That's a joke, actually. Not much of a break at all, though coming home to bathed children and a cooked dinner is a huge plus!). And then of course dealing with things coming out of nowhere that have to be dealt with asap! And they seem to happen more and more frequently.

Phew. I admit I had no idea this was what it would be to be A Mother.

But I'm not alone - I'm supported by my Darling Husband, who knows I know he does more than his fair share. He keeps me afloat. Save him for Father's Day.

I'm also lucky enough to have the support of my own Mum. My Mum, who has been there for me, always. Who, in addition to all the normal expectations of a grandparent (ie, loving, fun and caring towards grandchildren), has once again added routine child-care, taxi-ing, important appointment accompanying and provision not only of meals and baths (see comment above), but also provision of occasional family holidays and child-free weekends, to her formidable repertoire of skills. And there's so much more I haven't mentioned. What a woman. Mum, thankyou.

And while I'm at it, I must also add the support from my sister, Aunty T. She too is always there for us - a fun and reliable child carer, and quite often a saving grace. Definitely gets an honourable mention for Mothers' Day!

I've already been quite spoilt by the kids - Little Man and Princess have been busy beavering away at their gifts for me - not to mention Mothers' morning teas put on by Princess' Prep class and Little Man's Scouts troop. More homemade chocolates and coconut balls than you could poke a stick at!

I feel very blessed indeed.

And so to all the mums out there reading this, especially mine, I wish you a very happy Mothers' Day.


Anonymous said...

Hope you has a wonderful day, you deserve it.

what_the_heck_of_that? said...

Thankyou! I did!