Years ago a friend of mine used to always update her Facebook status with a long list of mundane things that she had done for the day. Vacuumed, mopped the floors, changed the bed sheets, washed the towels, washed two loads of clothes, folded all the clothes and put them away, mowed lawn etc. You get the picture. Sometimes posts like that appeared several times a day, each time with new things added to the list. She thought she was a super mum.
And I get it now.
Now that I am a mum, the household chores often fall by the wayside. There are more important things in my life right now. I have to be up and out of bed when my daughter starts calling for me in the morning. I have to prepare her food and make sure she eats well. This also means that I eat better on most days too. I have to make sure that she is warm enough which means ensuring she has clean clothes to wear. There are activities and appointments we need to attend to. Swimming lessons, vaccinations, health nurse checkups
So I get it now. Those days where I do those dreaded tasks I feel like a super mum. Even doing one of those tasks can take a weight off my shoulders.
At the beginning of motherhood, it can be easy to lose yourself. So doing a lot of those tasks made me feel normal. And really, I like to maintain a certain level of hygiene. But I also remember the best parenting advice I’ve ever received.
What do you do that makes you feel like a super mum?