Petro Neagu, our guest author is married her best friend Vali and they are married for 7 years and the couple have a 7 months old daughter Ellie - Editor
Motherhood is tough. Period. Not many people could do it and for a while I really thought I was one of them.
It all starts when we first hold that little bundle of joy into our arms. On that moment we’re convinced we are the luckiest people on earth and nothing could change that feeling of bliss.
But soon we start to think “Hmm…maybe I was wrong, maybe the whole motherhood thingy is not as rosy as I pictured it!”. Because the storm is hitting quite quickly and violently. If you are as “blessed” as I was it could be as early as the 5th day of your child’s life.
In an ocean full of screams and crying and diaper changing and colic and puke and baby diarrhea and high fever and…I could go on forever, it’s so easy for a mom to get overwhelmed, to feel so much chaos is going on inside her head and go totally ballistic and lose control.
There are so many moments when all we want to do is drop everything down and run away in a quest for a happy, tranquil place where we get to reconnect with ourselves and become human again.
Well, tough cookies moms! We can’t possibly do that, ever! From the moment we fall pregnant we have a moral and also sentimental obligation to give our everything to making those little angels happy, to make sure they grow up healthy and sane, even if that means we slowly lose our health and sanity along the way. No one asked us to make them and certainly it wasn’t their choice so we’ve got no one to blame. It’s as simple as that.
We just need to remember there are so, so many beautiful things about them, things we should be grateful for, like their angelic smiles, their cute little faces, their wobbly walk, their funny babbling, their sweet little fingers, the wonderful feeling we’ve got when they kiss and caress us…There is always a reason to smile around them, we only need to open our eyes and hearts to it.
And take a nice good walk outside. And listen to relaxing music. Aaand occasionally wear ear plugs.
And if nothing works, shrink is the word J
As moms, we are super humans and it’s a must to act accordingly (sight). It’s not as hard since we have each other when we need support and sympathy J