Hi friends, welcome to my first post on my new blog. Please forgive me as i had no plan to post this until this morning when things started to kick off. Let me just begin by saying, parenting is hard. Like, really hard, and today has pushed me to the limit. Poor Wren is smack bang in the middle of one of those glorious development leaps were her emotions are all over the place, she’s feeling things she doesn’t understand and to top it off, the little bug is getting over a mother F***er of a virus. Now, during these times of course she gets every ounce of my sympathy, love and care, that goes without saying. But, at the end of the day when your little is bundled in bed, clean, cosy and dreaming, you can sometimes feel like you’re going to fall to bits. You’ve kept your shit together all day long and now that you’re on your own or you’re sat with your partner the slightest thing could cause a colossal eruption from your eye holes. Sometimes, the slightest thing could literally be nothing, the pampers advert for example could set you into complete meltdown. And let me just tell you, that’s okay.
Today, when it all got too much, i sent an SOS message to my girls, my mums, the gang i joined when i was pregnant, and i asked for help. Immediately they messaged me back, empathised, related and sent encouraging words of either wisdom or support. Now, tell me that’s not amazing? They didn’t judge, they’ve been there. They didn’t ignore me, they know how anxiety in parenting works. They were just there, not in person but in words. Almost straight away i felt so.much.better. I can do this, it’s all going to be fine, and if it isn’t, then there is wine and friends and Ryan Reynolds (Praise Jesus)
The fact i sent a message and asked for help IS OKAY, for anyone to ask for help, for whatever reason, parent or not, is okay! I, will be eternally grateful to my ‘Mama gang’ My Wats App group that takes form of the parenting gospel, these girls are something special and i do not know what i would do without them!
I love you guys!