i hope all you hard working, hard loving mamas had a lovely day yesterday.
there was no whizz-bang for us, but it was nice just having the day off meals honestly (i feel like i spend just as long cleaning up after meals these days as i do preparing them - it's kinda driving me crazy!)
and because i now have 4 sons i am acutely aware of how i treat (include/accept/embrace) my mother-in-law, so we decided to have lunch with JRs parents in Cambridge.
we pretty much took over the cafe and when the kids couldn't sit still a minute longer we moved the 'party' (the kids) outside, where they spent the next 10 minutes running and pushing around this tree.
they stopped long enough for me to snap a pic
4 of 5.
i've been learning deep, hard lessons about mothering (and myself) since having our 5th. i feel like i've hit a new level (or depth maybe?) in my role and it's been a slow acceptance on my part so far. anyway,i'd love to share more with you one day, when i have a minute to type it all out but until then, a thank you to my mum, JRs mum and all you other precious mums who do the same thing over and over again everyday for your babies. it IS worth it.
guard your legacy fiercely.