So just when you think you’ve done all of the hard work of pregnancy and labour, the real hard work begins. Battling the Mumxiety. Yes this is real, and I’m sure you are all very much aware of it.
It will be different for all of us, but for me… well, its been a shock! But, the more I speak about this, I find I am not alone. We are all battling our own levels of mumxiety. And that’s ok, that’s normal, that’s parenthood.
I am finding as Freya grows, the mumxiety is changing. From what used to be, “has she weed enough today?” to “Has she had enough fruit and vegetables today?” Wow, what would we do if we weren’t always worrying?!
I feel a lot of the ‘mumxiety’ actually comes from others. If we stopped worrying about what we *think* people might be thinking about us, then maybe we would actually be more ok? After all, we are usually just looking at other mums thinking “you’ve got this Mama.” Especially when their child is having a total melt down in the middle of a shop… yep, that was me this week. It is my turn! In the middle of The Range Freya decided it wasn’t fair that I didn’t let her play with the PVA glue… seriously, what a mean mum right? A big shout out to the lady at the checkout who gave me the look of ” Been there, done that,” and actually distracted Freya long enough to stop her mid-meltdown. So if you see me carrying a screaming child in the middle of a full-blown tantrum, then be kind. No judgment here! We are all going to go through it at some point or other, and when you do… I hope you have a lady at the checkout too 🙂