I have written many a post on how much I have changed since becoming a Mummy – my style (or currently lack of it), my interests, my job, my friendships. I wasn’t expecting to change, I honestly thought that everything would be exactly the same except I’d have a little tribe with me at times – naive hey?
There are also things that I never thought I’d do:
- Let my child have a Kindle/ipad at such an early age – yes, I used to see other young children with tablets watching films in cafes, cars and many other places…..they are so young, what are their parents thinking? But now, both my girls have a Kindle and are allowed to watch it on long journeys – it’s called survival.
- Get their own way – hmmm no comment needed except lets just pick our battles.
- Choose their own clothes – they would wear what I wanted them to. I struggle to have a say these days – I can buy them all kinds but if they don’t like it they wont wear it.
- Have toys all over the house – everywhere. I try but I fail, miserably.
- Turn into my Mum – yes I find myself coming out with all kind of mumisms like – ‘School are the best days of your life’ or ‘you don’t know your born’ or even worse ‘in my day’ – I can hear myself saying these and I am cringing inside but yet I just can’t stop them from coming out!
- Make packed lunches for Meme – I was determined she would be having school dinners, there was no way I was making packed lunches for her every morning, no way whatsoever – this lasted around 2 weeks and I have been making her lunch ever since, at the moment I can’t see a time when I wont have to make packed lunch!
There are also things that I thought that I would do:
- Go to lots of baby groups, make lots of Mummy friends and fit right in – nope, in fact I have only just started making friends now Meme has started school. I hated the baby groups, I hate the cliques and quite frankly I never quite fitted in.
- Still go out with my friends – I very rarely do this. It is quite funny because before you settle down and have children your friends are your whole world and everything revolves around them. Now I never see or speak to them – all I can say is thank god for Whatsapp.
- Become a grown up – I just really thought parents were grown ups, I thought my Mum and Dad knew everything, possibly the same way my girls think I know everything. I don’t, I am basically making it up as I go. When they fall and bang their head I don’t know what to do and when they don’t eat their dinner I don’t know what to do. When they have no friends at school to play with – I’m clueless! My parents were too – we are all just winging it – who knew!
Do you do things that you never thought you would?