Brooklyn is loving being a big brother.. and I'm enjoying watching him change.
People often ask how I find time to write, bake cupcakes, document Carter's journey, and still raise three humans.. "super mum" I believe the term was.
Hells yeah I'm Super Mum! I'm an awesome bloody mum!
I just do it in my pajamas.. usually unshowered.. dishes piled up in the sink.. clean laundry collecting somewhere, waiting to be folded.
But my children are happy, healthy and safe.
They know they are loved and they know that I love their daddy.
They know what it is to make others happy and they are genuine in their attempts to do so.
My children still fight.
They cry about what we're having for dinner, most nights, and they almost always have something to say about the standard of which their lunch has been prepared.
We have good days and 'bad' days.
The bad days are the days John receives a message at work, "Bad day.. bring backup".
His reply, "McDoanlds, KFC or Hungry Jacks?"
'Bad' days are usually what follows after the sleepless nights.. the nights that someone needed a cuddle at 2 in the morning, the nights that I had two small knees digging into my back as I tried to sleep.. the nights that I put my own needs aside to be there for my children.. because that's what being a parent is.. and mums and dads all over the world are doing it.. every . single . night .
On a good day, I had an amazing night's sleep, there are no dishes in my sink, because John did them before work, and the kids didn't insist I make their breakfast twice, because the first time I 'buggered it up'.
This is how I manage to bake, or write.. or, some days, both!
One day, my kids will talk about how their mum was awesome.
They'll remember the times they climbed into bed and felt everything else melt away as I wrapped my arms around them.
They'll remember how I lay down with them at bedtime and promised them I'd check on them through the night.
I can assure you, none of them will remember what our kitchen sink looked like.. and I bet I won't either.
Hells yeah I'm a super mum.. but I don't know too many parents who aren't badass at this parenting thing.