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Dear Me,

Please don’t be the mum who looks back in 10 years time and regrets all the little things. Stop telling the kids “Hang on a minute” “Don’t make a mess!” and stop worrying about the housework and all the DIY jobs that need to be done around the house. Stop worrying about the building work that is happening behind the house this year. Stop worrying about not having any spare time for you (me), don’t worry about your weight, or how tired you are. Don’t miss that opportunity to cuddle Matilda at 3am when she is screaming the house down, don’t be too busy to stop and cuddle your daughters when they look sad or lost.

The girls are growing up so so fast and you’ re spending all your time worrying, being tired and stressed trying to be mum, cleaner, cook, nurse, wife, Emma, blogger, friend, sister, daughter, taxi driver… well there’s heaps more on that CV of yours. Before you know it the girls will be grown up, moody teenagers who are stressed about boyfriends, friends, exams… Before you know it you will be old and once you’re gone, you’re gone. You don’t get a second chance at this i’m afraid.

Once that hour, day, month and year have passed the damage is done and you won’t have the chance to go back and change it. Nevie won’t be 5 again, Myla wont be 4 again and Matilda wont be 1 again.

Don’t try and be a hero by not asking for help.

One day you will have the chance to ‘potter’ and be bored. You will get that chance to be alone with hubby and have a normal conversation and laugh together, you will even find that you can leave the house together on an evening and relax child free. You will one day walk out of that front door with just a handbag to worry about.

For now remember that you are picking up many life skills, you juggle more than one job and you’re NOT alone.

Your children need you. They need you more than you will ever know.

Don’t throw this life away. You only get one chance at life. LIVE IT.

Love and Hugs

Me (You) xxx


Written by our regular contributor Emma.

Twitter: @theprmummy

All views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of Room To Grow.

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