This is a shout out to all you mums out there – yes our way is the best way but sometimes we need to relinquish control to stay sane!
Being a mum, I like things with my girls done my way, the way that works, the way we all know and understand and the way I like.
But being mum to three means I can’t do it all, every day, with each of my girls. If I had no time to myself I’d go crazy, although time alone at the moment is minimal and a true luxury.
I think most of my friends who are mums would agree – we like it done our way and when Dad takes over it all goes a little bit crazy. There is no routine, their dresses are on backwards (yes this happened), naps – what are they? or a random 3pm nap in the car – NOOO!!!!, snacks – yes crackers are served again and the house? Let’s just say every toy is on the floor.
Now it sounds like I’m giving Dave a hard time, but… although it’s not my way – everyone is happy, somewhat dressed, fed and still safe and alive. Actually they’ve probably had more fun than if I was at home!
As a mum, if you want a break – a haircut, a trip by yourself to the shops, a quick catchup with a friend – you have to relinquish control and accept help while also accepting it’ll never be done your way but sometimes that’s ok. Dad can do it, actually he does it quite well. He’s been watching you for years and learning from the master!
Let me know how your other half manages in the comments below.