This meme has been created by Loretta over at More Than A Mum as a way of celebrating motherhood in the run up to Mother’s Day. The lovely Vikki at Mummy's Cheeky Monkey tagged me, so, without further ado here are my answers……
Describe Motherhood in three words
Challenging, wonderful, fulfilling
Does your experience differ from your Mother’s – how?
I had a c section with Holly so our births were different, and I think my mum enjoyed pregnancy and took to motherhood a lot better than me. I also think I was an easier to please baby than Holly is, so maybe our experiences are slightly different. We are very similar in nature though so I think we parent in similar styles.
What’s the hardest thing about being a mum?
The thing I've found hardest to get used to is finding my own time. Being the main carer and Holly being a very active and cheeky child, I don't get a lot of time to get the housework done let alone do the things I enjoy myself. Then there's the guilt.
What’s the best thing?
Watching Holly learn something new that I've taught her. It makes me so proud to watch how she's developing. Kisses are my greatest teaching so far, even the dribble-filled ones!
How has it changed you?
I'm trying to learn patience, not exactly something I'm known for, and how to cope on lack of sleep. I'm also still adapting to life as a stay at home mummy and getting used to the lack of adult interaction.
What do you hope for your children?
I just wish Holly to be happy. She may not always get all she wants and she will face disappointments, but I hope she learns to handle this as best she can and whatever path she chooses that she is happy.
What do you fear for them?
I was bullied as a child and, apart from physical injury, the emotional pain is my greatest fear for her. Although it is becoming a very common part of growing up, seeing her upset and knowing I can't fix it is something I'm not sure how I'll deal with.
What makes it all worthwhile?
Hearing her laughter and seeing her little face light up in a beaming smile. You can't be angry or sad when your little one is so happy.
I tag Charlotte at The Crumby Mummy, Bryony at Love, Bryony, Emma at They Grow So Quick and Jess at Mum2BabyInsomniac!