Advice to mums

Happy (UK) Mothers Day to you all! Here’s one from the archives that I love.

British Asian Woman

Days are long

“The days are long but the years are short.”

These have to be some of the truest words ever spoken if you are a parent.

When my daughter was very small, most nights I would put her to bed and be so glad that the day with her was over. I was never very good at the ‘baby days’. I struggled with the 24 hour responsibility and I missed my old life. Of course I loved her dearly, but I longed for a glimpse of my old life and the person I used to be.

Now I look at her, ready to start school this September, and I wonder where that tiny sweet little person has gone. She only exists now as a memory. Yes those days were very long- often days of constant crying, nappy changing, food being thrown at me; but how quickly they disappear. That sweet, chubby…

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