“Do you know what you should do,” she said to me.
“You need to celebrate the little victories in life,” she said.
She is my mum. And sometimes mums just know how exactly to say the right thing at the right time.
Like that evening we went out for dinner with our kids in tow. It’s possible, everything is possible with a newborn and a toddler, the question is how much fun are you having while doing it? Calling it a frustrated affair would be an understatement. Unless you enjoy wiping/warning/feeding/rocking and scoffing your cold dinner with one hand while rocking the pram with the other and not having had a proper conversation with your other half… And then I remembered my mum’s wise words: ‘You need to celebrate the little victories’. It might not be that dinner out right now, but I did manage to cook a simple dinner after a frantic day with the kids today. Hooray. Victory! I guess my new reality of being a mum of two means adjusting my own expectations of what can be achieved in an enjoyable and relaxing way! Dinners out will happen (again) one day soon. For now, I will focus on the little victories – with the little ones ♥
Here are some more words of wisdom from the wise mums of the mums in my mothers group: