I'm always striving to be a better mum but sometimes I find myself looking for ways to avoid engaging with The Young Man and Lady Baby O. I block them out with out even realising it. Cleaning the kitchen, getting the washing done, picking up the mess, cooking dinner, checking my bloody facebook. Anything. In the thick of it, these things are all consuming (facebook, really- who am I? loser), they must be done. It's essential.
That's when I know I need to take a big step back and steal some moments for myself. To be reminded that my relationship with my kids is what is most important. To nurture them, to listen to them, play play dough with them and dance the hokey poky in the kitchen.
I love those little ones and want to raise them well, to do that i need to look after myself too.
|Photo taken on a little holidays to Uzez, France, when I used to have more time for me.|