"Nobody saw U at 3am when they woke up again. Nobody saw U picking up the peas, wiping up the beans, emptying the laundry basket-- Nobody saw the crust of toast that fell out of your bra when U got undressed-- wiping noses washing faces-- Nobody saw U when U were so bored of playing princess but U said, ‘ok, just 5 more minutes, just 1 more time & then said it again 10 minutes later. Nobody saw U holding the toddler who wouldn’t be put down-- wouldn’t go in the buggy but wanted to walk in the opposite direction & ‘oh look! a stick/dog poo/cigarette butt/the sky!’ Nobody saw U holding the sick bucket in the night-- nobody saw U holding little hands @ bedtime, holding angry bodies still kicking & shouting, holding it together, holding on, holding a hungry little head to a boob as hard as concrete in those early days of chaos-- Nobody saw U when the kids were sick & U didn’t leave the house for 3 days. Nobody saw how many times U read about the pets sent by the zoo. Nobody saw U in the car when U dropped the baby off for the 1st time & you promised yourself U wouldn’t but U cried all the way home-- Nobody saw when U were empty but U gave something but U made something but U thought of a game-- I see those pictures of your kids U post-- I feel like I'm seeing the mum behind the kids behind the babies & the toddlers-- I see the wipes/the nappies/the games/the songs I see the snot/the poo/the tantrums/the kisses I see U putting little arms into little cardigans & brushing tiny teeth (whilst being kicked in the face.) Nobody sees all of the things that U do & with questions like, ‘So when are you going back to work?’ U can end up feeling like 1 of the hardest jobs U have or will ever have done is simply reduced to dossing around at home.
Nobody sees U sometimes but U are building something that will never be torn down, a love that cannot be removed--Nobody saw how much U gave every day, every night, every 5am, every 5pm, every moment.
Have I ever told U that I think U are such a wonderful Mum?!" To all my Mamas, especially my own Mommy!
An edited version from likereallifeblog.com thank you @denisevasi for sharing. @kenza_aria #sick #toddler #tired #mommy #allforlove