For a couple of weeks, I’ve handed in my title as ‘work-from-home-mum’ and replaced it with ‘working mum.’ Yep, I’m workin’ 9-5, or 8.30am-5.30pm, to be exact. In a city office.
It’s been more than 3 years since I sat in a proper office environment, with a receptionist and everything. And… no babies.
It’s the United Nations International Day of Families and the start of National Families Week. A time to pause and reflect on what your family means to you.
To celebrate what makes your family unique.
Parents and teenagers live in different worlds and their challenge is finding common ground. Common ground is a place where the arguing stops, even if only for a moment. Finding common ground can be as simple as a well-timed look, an in-house joke, a quick hug, a catch up about sport or a trip to the shops via a milkshake bar. Finding common ground confirms, “I can still find something I like about you even when you are totally annoying me!”
Someone once said to me talking to a mother is like witnessing multi-tasking on steroids…
I am frightened by my son’s temper. He flies off the handle, swearing, punching things. He can erupt over the smallest things. I don’t know why he is so angry. He’s not a child anymore and it does frighten me when he’s out of control. He is much bigger than I am and he’s getting so strong.
Sometimes, being a parent means denying your deepest instincts to protect and shelter your little ones, knowing that to fly, they must first fall out of the nest. I know that one day, they’ll conquer mountains but for now, I’m happy watching them take on the ramp.