So I’ve made it through 2012 without being put in a funny farm, my husband divorcing me, my family disowning me and my friends turning their backs on me (well most of them anyhow).
This year has been one of the hardest yet as a mother, but I’ve come out the other side and it’s due to all of the above mentioned.
I can’t say I’ve been a delight to live with this year, and have done A LOT of moaning about my lot. Looking back I can see it must have been bloody annoying to all those around me.
From the outside looking in I know many friends would love to have three children very close together, yet some can’t because of circumstances, age etc etc.
We didn’t plan to have 3 children in 3.5 years, it was a surprise for us – but the best one ever.
(my three angels just a day ago)
I admit it’s taken me a year to really get my head around it all and accept I have three children.
I bet this sounds silly to most people but I’m a planner and three wasn’t the plan.
But it was the best thing to ever happen to me, I’m a better person, mother and wife because of No.3.
This year I’ve had to move around a lot of ideals, expectations and emotions in my head and heart, and do some real soul searching.
I look around and see other mums doing a much better job than me and I do feel a bit sorry for my three at times, mainly because I just don’t have as much time to spend individually with all three.
I also battle having patience most days but I’m working on this, eg taking time outside or going to another room until the screaming dies down.
Life as well as work is to blame for this – but we do a lot of things altogether as a family and I hope makes up for this a little bit.
However, I’m overly generous in my love, affection, cuddles and I hope this makes up for the times when I’m cranky, impatient and growly.
This new year brings with it a chance for me to shine again, reconnect, get fit, be more patient with my children and appreciate the Husband more.
I don’t believe in resolutions because if I’ve learned one thing this year it’s not to place unrealistic expectations on myself.
Wishing you all a gorgeous, happy and healthy 2013 with lots of laughter, cuddles and kisses.
Linking up with Alicia – One Mother Hen – for Open Slather Monday – thanks Alicia