So you suffer from the mum guilt? You scan instagram for those perfect images of parenthood and wonder why that’s not your life too. Knock back a glass of vino to make you feel better than pin a board of stuff you must do with the kids this summer. Sound familiar?
Last summer I was pregnant with my third child and mum guilt hit pretty badly. It was my daughters first summer holiday from school and her brother had just turned 1. I was suffering during this pregnancy, unable to walk far and so we ended up pretty much housebound for 6 weeks bar the few days daddy did day trips and a short holiday (just for daddy and Fizz). I was definitely the upper end of the mum fail chart.
Roll on this year and I started to make plans but am I making too many? I mean it’s not just the kids who are tired after a heavy school year.
So I’ll be removing pinterest on my phone and handed the summer bucket list over to my daughter. Are there any surprises in store?
Well first day she wanted to hang out and home! So we did just that. We caught up on chores and essentially sorted our home out to make it a nice place to hang out. We treated ourselves to lemonade and a snack lunch (Fizz’s favourite type of lunch).
Also on the list are picnics with friends, trips to the park and a few day trips out of Brighton. This year we don’t have a holiday and since we’ve only had one full family holiday before the boys were born it’s not something we miss as such.
So according to Fizz the list she’s done is great! It’s a mix of homely stuff, making stuff and just being free to take on what the day gives us. I’m not having to do supermum style things and we are just hanging out. In the words of Fizz ‘Isn’t that just super, mum?’