PlayPennies Loves...Work It Momma
It would be interesting to know what sort of mental picture you might have formed of us PlayPennies writers - that's NOT an invitation for you to tell us, sometimes it's nicer just to stay in the safety of ignorance - but I can tell you, if you hadn't already guessed, that I'm not your Mother-Earth type of mother.
It was difficult to admit to start with without feeling like a bit of a failure - I didn't enjoy being pregnant, the tiny baby phase was ok, the toddler phase was interesting with two of them sharing a birthday exactly a year apart, years four to 12 were lovely, and it's been a rollercoaster of great-one-minute-hell-the-next ever since those hormones started raging.
The kids go away on holiday without me and I go away without them (it's ok, I don't lock them in the metaphorical basement) so it's always interesting to read about women who can't bear the thought of being away from their children and have to make a very definite effort to take time out away from them.
The Identity Vacuum post addresses this very issue, it's very revealing and whilst I can't identify with feeling the desire to rush back to my children, I will certainly agree that motherhood does indeed change you.
It makes you do things you vowed you never would - like holding a full-blown conversation with your child when they can't even speak. I remember driving in the car past a field of cows once and as I pointed to them I said, "Look! Moo cows!" It was bad enough that I said 'moo cows' but I was on my own in the car at the time!
These funny, eloquent, tell-it-how-it-is women address various issues and the I want to look in Giselle's new mirror post had me chuckling away - I remember featuring the picture being spoken about in a recent edition of Celebaby and it really was enough to make you want to spit!
Ladies, go and visit this blog if you fancy indulging in a bit of motherhood solidarity; gents, if you want to gain a bit of insight then this is the place for you.
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By the way - for those who want to know, the painting featured at the top of this post is called 'Three Women' and was painted by Fernand Leger.
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