Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Teaching The Teacher

The thing about this motherhood/parenting caper 
(or is it just life in general and I happen to be a Mum/parent??)
is that it is EVER changing.

One minute you can be walking along pushing your pram and grinning from ear to ear at your good fortune.
With the sun shining, your gorgeous boy riding his bike in front, your adorable baby in the pram
and that lovely dog at your side - could life be any better??

The next minute, the boy has taken a stack and is kindly alerting the entire neighbourhood,
the baby wakes and also feels the need to let everyone know, 
whilst the dog uncharacteristically decides to leave a lovingly prepared gift on someone's front lawn - could life be any better??

One day, you're lamenting about the routine week stretching out before you.

The next, you find yourself in hospital with your poor baby - wishing for a return to that ordinary, ho-hum week.

I'm learning not to take anything for granted - the good, the bad or the ugly.
I'm learning to embrace the highs and ride the lows.
I'm learning to adapt and evolve, adapt and evolve.
(That may just be my little mantra at the moment - adapt and evolve.)

I can be my own worst enemy - almost ruining those fantastic phases
- with the questioning and worrying about when it will all come crashing down...

I can be my own worst enemy - catastrophising and envisioning a horror day
turning into a horror week, a horror month, a horror year, a horror life...

I'm learning to take one day at a time - and spend less time with my head in tomorrow and beyond
(or rubbernecking at other people's seemingly 'perfect' lives).

I'm getting better at survival stroke - more comfortable in the knowledge that it's a temporary measure
- and pretty efficient anyway.

And to think I thought I was a teacher.
These two lovelies are teaching me more than I could ever have imagined.

Ooooh. I love, love, love that she loves him. And that he loves her.
Shar :-)


Karla {Ironmum Karla} said...

So true Shar, I stop myself from thinking how good life is all the time because of fear of it coming crashing down. Silly really that we don't embrace it when it is good, but I guess it is a survival technique to try and maintain and EVEN flow through the highs and lows.x

Robs Con said...

You are so right, we don't realise how good we have it until something not so good happens. Our kids teach us so much!

Vicky Finch said...

I used to spend so much time 'forecasting' that I forget to live in the now. I don't do that anymore. I live very much in the now. I don't tend to make plans further then 6months, and they are loose and organic. I have friends who have everything planned within a mm of their lives. I used to be like that. Making sure every t was crossed, every I dotted. It's hard to let go of that control, but god I'm glad I did.

Mama of 2 boys said...

Awww, that is a beeeautiful photo Shar. I must admit the love that your children have for each other is really something else. I totally get that you love that kinda love too. And I agree, most times I am so NOT the teacher in this little mothering scenario xo