Five Years of Mamahood!

My baby girl is five years old today! That means I have been a mama for five years! I have learned so much from motherhood, but here are five big lessons that come to mind immediately:

  1. Healthy, happy kids make messes. Lots and lots of messes. Sick kids, though, make very few messes. So instead of cursing the mess, bless the health.
  2. Screaming does not make anyone feel better.
  3. Time makes everything easier. If I’m rushing, tempers flare. But if we have heaps and heaps of time, everything feels magical.
  4. Everyone learns by experience. You can’t tell a baby how to walk or eat or even how to play. And I certainly won’t be able to teach my children how to live authentic, fulfilling lives via a series of lectures. I can only teach by example, and they will only learn by living their lives.
  5. Mistakes are vital and important. I let my kids know when I have made a mistake so that they can witness firsthand that imperfection is wonderful.

I should really be filling this post with photos of my sweet Pippa but eh, it’s late and I’m exhausted from birthday party preparations. Tomorrow is going to be a big day and here’s one more lesson I’ve learned: SLEEP IS ESSENTIAL.