Posted in Parenting

I’m Still Waiting!

My children are coming up four and six years of age … and I’m still waiting.
Waiting for that change, that unique transformation – the one I expected years ago!
You know what I’m talking about right?

The change that happens when you have children :

The one where you get woken at 5am by your beautiful darlings … you give them a radiant smile, kiss them on the cheek and jump out of bed to attend to their every need.

I’m still waiting …

The one where you are suddenly transformed into a domestic goddess whose favourite pastimes are keeping the house spic and span, ensuring the children are immaculately dressed and impeccably behaved and keeping a cooked meal on the table and a warm bed for hubby when he returns from work.

I am still waiting …

The one where you suddenly find the topics of bed-wetting, teething and growth spurts riveting topics of conversation.

Two_women_talking : Two young women sitting with cups of coffee at the table. Isolated over white background. All objects are grouped.

I am still waiting ….

The one where you find enough hours in the day to keep your house clean, keep yourself beautiful, keep your kids happy and keep yourself sane!


Posted in Poems

A Mother’s Touch

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I used to hold my mother’s hand
And now my daughter holds onto mine
I felt so warm, so safe, so loved
And knew I would be fine

Words can never be enough
To describe a mother’s touch
A maternal bond, as strong as stone
And one that can’t be crushed

A gesture, oh so simple
With magical effect
It’s something quite amazing
A feeling we never forget!