12 December 2014

Friday's thoughts:Am I the perfect mum?

I am aware that this post title will be misleading…or maybe not?

Today I have loads of dirty laundry to make up for a really busy week. My little one may be wearing the last perfectly sized clean outfit, and tonight he might be eating a pre-preraded meal, far from a mummy cooked meal. My kitchen is in a state of pure chaos… And I am coping with the worst cold ever…! However I still managed to leave my little one in the nursery this morning and head to a normal work day. Literally, I feel  that this past week I was crawling everywhere... I still have tons of Christmas shopping to do, and I barely had the time to decorate my Christmas tree. I still haven’t bought my baby´s Christmas gift. But I managed to decorate the Christmas tree and this year I had a precious little help, and we had lots of fun while decorating it! 

So can I claim to be a  perfect mum? Well, in the end I am not a perfect mum, but this is rather just a note that maybe not every mother has the perfect living room, all organized and perfectly decorated. And Christmas ready. That not all moms prepare and cook every single meal that our precious little one eats (really, I will be running out of Cow and Gates ready meals this week)… And be ready to entertain our little one endless hours until the day is done. Some moms (me included), only manage to arrive home from work and play for a little while before it is time to bed! And does this make us lesser moms? Or just another ordinary and normal real mom? Or are all really, a perfect mum?

I will be frank; I do feel that I am not a good enough mum for my little one most of the times. When I check other blogs, I feel inspired with playful ideas to try and have fun with my baby, but  I also feel overwhelmed with pressure to achieve the same or even more than the rest all these amazing super-moms out there are able to do/craft/bake/and so much more….! 

I also feel overtaken by guilt. I don’t do enough. I have to do more. I have to push myself harder. I have to do and achieve must more. Or do I?

Sometimes we do forget that what we blog about is just a small part of our busy life. And we often just blog about what we feel is either interesting to show, like some glamorous outing, or our outstanding achievements, or our babies amazing milestones, or how fantastic are our playtimes.

And of course is far from inspirational to blog and post about your untidy kitchen and how your meal was just a quick take-away, our some frozen pizza (you will not post how you just micro-waved a slice of pizza will you?). And so I am posting about it today. How today was a far from fabulous, but pretty normal day and the end of a pretty busy week … but just as a happy day. Managed by a perfectly real normal mum.

I could blog that I prepared the little one’s dessert…: mango and yogurt!

And behind I also have all of this to deal with!

Tomorrows outfit is ready…: such a smart outfit, he will look gorgeous!

But we are definitely running low on clean outfits!

I have a Christmas tree…..and some Christmas décor….! My home is looking pretty Christmassy!

 And right next to all this Christmas decor it is today´s breakfast leftovers!

So yes, I have loads of laundry to do, I sure hope that I don’t have to cook dinner today, and I don’t know if I will be able to face the chaotic kitchen today. But I had time, but mostly the energy to play a bit with my little one (one hour before bed time).

I don’t have the most glamorous life and the glowing kitchen...
I don’t have the perfectly tidy home.... I just manage our home the best I can.

I can have it done, and I am able to have a super tidy home, but only when I have the time and energy to do it... Definitely not by the end of an exhausting week.

I don’t spend the whole day playing with my baby, and with entire new games and toys. I have to work. But I love my little one to pieces, and I enjoy every single second of our play time. And he has the time of his life when we are at it! 

So, I shouldn´t be consumed by guilt if I don’t present my little one with the most tidiest of homes every single day, ....and if this Christmas he will not be showered by Christmas presents (I still have to buy the one gift)....or even if we don´t do amazing games or crafts every day...!

I manage our home the best I can. I work the best I can. We play whenever and however I can.
But I love my little one to the moon and back, with all of my heart and soul! And just that makes me an awesome perfectly real mom!

What about you? Do you feel pressured to be a perfect mum?  
And to excel at every daily task?


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28 November 2014

Baby and me: Who says babies can’t speak? How a baby express that he doesn't like his meal!

I believe babies can speak louder than words... At least my baby is really expressive when he does not like his meal!!!
Theres the basic one. My little one already can express his “no” really eloquently! 

If he thinks I didn’t get his no, he then tries to express his distaste by finding everything in the room interesting but his meal! His hands, his feet... Even the ceiling sometimes gets his undivided attention... But not his food!

He also express that he is not having his meal by...simply blocking his mouth! Oh yes, he is not having that spoon nowhere near his taste buds!

If somehow I managed to get him to have a spoon...There´s the spitting....

In the end... There´s the generous baby... My little one sometimes also decides that he should share his meal with his mummy! My little one is so sweet...

What about you? 
Does your baby have other ways of expressing how he is enjoying or not enjoying a meal?
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24 November 2014

The stomach bug cycle!

This past week was a rough week, to say the least. I hardly believe that today is actually Monday... And Saturday was my birthday, and it didn’t felt as birthday at all... On top of that a brand new and really busy week will be beginning tomorrow and I am not prepared at all for what is coming!

So what happened this past week exactly? 

The stomach bug cycle happened! And how does this cycle works...? Well, on a family of three, when one is taken ill, eventually everyone will be ill as well! The cycle began with my little one that was taken ill on Saturday last week.  And this stomach bug cycle had a heavy toll on me, as I had to look after him and miss work this whole week.... 

So, this cycle started with my little one on Saturday... continued with me on Wednesday... and on Saturday was my other half’s turn! While I recovered almost completely on Thursday, on Sunday my husband was still on a mend. The little man was sick for most of the week. So, during the weekend I was looking after both my little man and big man! 

And there goes my birthday...  cleaning up after my little man and my big man when they were sick... Those weren´t exactly memorable moments, for my first birthday as mum, I received as gifts a sick husband and a cranky baby! I can try to look on bright side. I was given the opportunity to sleep in until later (the little one only woke up around 11am, since he was waking up when unwell, basically every other hour), and the privilege of spending the whole day alone with my little cranky man (since my big man was in bed for the entire day trying to recover)....

And after this terrible week, I am having a major meeting on Tuesday, for which I am not prepared at all!  And this is another thing that I am just realizing.... Whenever you are the busiest and crammed with work, your little one will get sick. This also happened to me a couple of times....! Babies do have an uncanny sense of opportunity....

But I was promised a decent celebration next week! Let’s see if we are all fully recovered from this stomach bug cycle then!

Did you ever experience a stomach bug cycle?

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23 November 2014

Baby and me: {the ordinary moments} chasing a baby

This was how I spent part of my weekend:

Chasing a cute baby boy.

Now I am exhausted. I just feel that I run the marathon.

How about you? Do you also feel that you are running miles chasing your baby?

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