Being a Mum… the most difficult, challenging yet most rewarding job you’ll ever do as a woman.
I love it. It’s nice to be appreciated for it and nice to appreciate the Mothers in our lives.
Today I had a wonderful day of lie ins, flowers and cards marked with the most beautifully written heartfelt words. My own Mum is off on her holidays in Thailand (lucky mare!) so I am yet to see her to give her pressies and tell her how grateful I am for everything she has done for me and my sisters. I think it’s only when you become a Mum yourself do you realise just how nice it is to make a fuss on Mother’s Day and I can’t wait for our belated one with her.
Today was spent concentrating on Shaun’s Mum, Viv. I am very blessed to have Viv as a Mother-in-law. She’s fun, she will do anything for you at the drop of a hat, she’s loving and kind and most importantly she has NEVER interfered and told me what to do as a Mum. She’s let me find my own way, never passed judgement – only praise.
I listen to stories from friends about their Mum-in-laws and I realise I am extremely lucky to have Viv who is happy to stand back and watch us grow as parents as Blake grows older, but she’ll step in with advice if we ask her. I don’t know how she does it but I know it’s exactly how I want to be, and need to be, as a Mother-in-law when Blake is an adult with his own family.
We took Viv to the Vincent Hotel in Southport for afternoon tea. She’d never had proper afternoon tea before so it was nice to take her to somewhere posh for this afternoon treat. Blake really enjoyed himself and as usual was a little treasure with the staff – winning them over with his smiles and manners. I really am proud of him when we head out in public.
Then it was a quick stop to the funfair to play on those 2p slot machine games and watch Blake whizzing round the baby fairground rides, delighting at his squeals and laughter.
All in all, a perfect Mother’s Day.
I hope you had a good one too?