My best friend and I had a discussion the other day (in fairness we have them regularly about stuff) about that period of time before you become a parent and the expectations you put on yourself, yes you will breastfeed, of course you will be a cloth bum mum and your angelic little cherub is going to sleep through the night, and hit its milestones with ease.
I think as parents we all give ourselves hard times for not doing something or not thinking of doing something sooner …. the list could go on and on!
So here is where I sit on the controversial parenting debate (as no matter what the subject matter if its parent related it always controversial) …
lets just be parents
All very different and all very much trying to build our own instruction manuals for our children that will work… or at least a way we can muddle through as best we can.
I recently watched and smiled at Cussons new advert advertising their Snuggly Noses product and it made me laugh and nod! (If you have not seen the advert you can find it HERE) Its honest … although obviously tailored to be shown before the watershed it discusses motherhood and there is no mention of cracked nipples, piles or lady bits that may never be the same again…. but maybe that’s just me lowering the tone?
Thinking about my original thoughts on motherhood and what my expectations were ….
I may not have breastfed for long, or been the cloth bum Mum that I had intended .. but I am ok with that .. and you never know there maybe a next time to try again?!
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post in which I was compensated for writing.