Tuesday, March 24, 2015
I Don't Know How You Do It
When people find out I have four children two things happen:
1. They look at me like I have two heads and think I'm crazy (actually, I've been told I'm crazy because of the number of children I have before)
2. They say "I don't know how you do it"
Actually this doesn't just happen after they just find out I have four kids, not a day goes by that I don't get told "I don't know how you do it".
And I'm still not sure what exactly IT is.
Is it waking up everyday, leaving the house with all four of them dressed, making it to school on time?
Honestly, I just keep on keeping on and things, IT gets done.
My house might not always been tidy, but the kids are always in clean clothes.
I might yell more than I like.
There is dinner on the table every night and lunches packed everyday.
That doesn't mean I'm not struggling to get IT done, it just means that when my head hits the pillow every night I'm not going to waste time falling asleep.
It means I say no to things and I'm not on any P&Cs or on any of the kids sport club committees, because I know what my limits are.
I just keep on keeping on like everyone else and do all the things that we need to do to keep our kids happy, fed and loved.
Having four kids doesn't make me super mum, or better at this parenting gig than anyone else. And when people tell me that they don't know how I do it I always feel uncomfortable. Having four children isn't anymore special than having one, two or three (or even five or six) children. We are all doing our best and the number of children that call us Mum isn't what matters.