When I was back in the UK last week, a friend asked me when my maternity leave was due to end and would I be heading back to work.
‘I’m not going back. I’m going to be just a mum.’
Just a mum.
But none of us are ‘just a mum’. We are way more than that.
I am sometimes: HAPPY, nostalgic, homesick, silly, bossy, kind, BRAVE, brutally honest, organised, frustrated, fuelled by temper, sad, FUNNY, a control freak, lonely, a terrible cook, cheeky, CHARMING.
I like: SEEING MY BOYS’ SMILES LIGHT UP THEIR FACES, early mornings when the house is quiet and nobody else is awake, trashy books, ginger ale, watching Wimbledon with a glass of champagne, Thai food, LAS VEGAS, Paul’s sense of humour, sitting in the garden at my mum and dad’s house watching the sun go down, Bonfire Night, really sour sweets, SPA weekends, perfectly fitting jeans, the smell of leather, watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy in one sitting, LAUGHING WITH MY BROTHERS.
I dislike: when Paul works away, when my boys are sick, CREEPY CRAWLIES, long haul flights in economy, being made to feel obliged to do something that I don’t want to do, VODKA, camping, hotel hairdryers, HORROR FILMS, lots of clutter, fruit for pudding, CRICKET, not being a size 8, spending three hours in the hairdressers having highlights, that I’ve been in Switzerland for over six years and still haven’t bumped in to Roger Federer, Top Gear, heavy metal music, RUNNING OUT OF CHOCOLATE.
I am me. I am way more than just a mum.
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