At the moment, I’m on maternity leave and a lot of my day is taken up with cleaning dirty bums, washing the high chair, cleaning up spilled milk and the occasional cuddle!
After I’ve cleaned up a little pooey bum I never think ‘great job Mummy you did well!’ But, a few days ago I did something I’m SO proud of.
I figured out how to put a pop up tent back in its bag!!! (I think this warrants 3 exclamation marks).
I was going to say you have no idea how much of a thrill that was… But maybe you do? Happy doesn’t cover it. I couldn’t wipe the grin of my face. I have to say my husband was pretty impressed too. The happiness and pride I took from this somewhat small achievement has kept me going for about a week.
I often find there’s not a lot to feel particularly ‘clever’ about whilst on maternity leave. During the day-to-day grind of running the house and looking after the children there isn’t a lot of time for deep and meaningful thoughts; at times my day feels like it’s filled with domestic trivia. So, it’s the little things that remind you of your abilities.
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Ummm think it’s about time you got back to work😊.
But you are correct it’s amazing how much joy you can get from little things.