This post originally started out for a Guest Post at The Madhouse, but I think it really works for the below, as well as for “Alphabet Thursday”: Y is Yacht. Well sort of, maybe it is just a boat!
The Gallery is officially back (Tara Cain is back from hols) and this week’s topic is “Motherhood”. I thought of the piles of washing. I thought of the piles of dishes. I thought of the heavy shopping bags. I thought of sleepless nights. I thought of my gorgeous little girl’s smile. I thought of my adorable little boy’s eyes when they light up.
I thought of this photo.
I think motherhood is very personal and different to each mother. We all experience it differently and there are many stages. I am in the wonderyears of Motherhood.
What this photo means to me as a mother:
This egg carton box would never have come into my life, if it wasn’t for my children. It shows toys we would never have. It shows an egg carton I wouldn’t “own” (I bought a dozen eggs just so I could have the box). It represents some of the quality time I spend with Red Ted. It represents fun and good times. It also represents nurturing my children. Teaching them to have a go. To give things a try. It teaches (both of us) to recycle around the home. To make the most of what we have and to see beauty in things that are ordinary. It teaches us to make up stories. It teaches us to take care (with Pip Squeak, the baby, who musn’t play with the chopsticks masts). It teaches us, that the world is your oyster, and your imagination is the limit.
For me Motherhood is also about creating childhood memories that they will (hopefully) cherish as adults or when they become parents themselves… I hope very much to succeed on this level! Fingers crossed.
What this photo also shows, is that Motherhood has given my creativity a new outlet. So not only my children benefit, but I do too. For me Motherhood is Win Win!