Two days ago, I said that I was going to miss the summer and that I was going to miss my kids. Six weeks ago I said I was looking forward to having them for the summer.
FINALLY my kids got bored this summer. I planned this. I planned a down week where we did NOTHING and they had a schedule of three meals, tiding, and times tables. A week of our ‘normal’ before the summer. A whole week of…sameness, before school.
Now I remember why I planned this. If they go for three got’damn minutes without something spectacular happening they FUSS. OMG the fuss.
‘I’m Bored Mummy!’ is 100% met with SO?
It is not my job to entertain you. It is my job to look after you, feed you, clothe you, read to you, snuggle you, teach you, nurse you…
But is is never my job to entertain you. That, my darlings, is your job. You are a kid. I can provide you with a stimulating environment and a few toys…
You are in charge of your own fun. I do this because I can, and because you can too.
I let you fight your battles, with my ear on the door, because you can too.
I let you talk to your friends, while i am listening, because you can too.
I let you call your relations on your phone,I let you lose said phone, I let you find it again. And I let you tell me about all of it. I let you listen to me when I have a bad day…
Because you can too.
We are becoming more equal as you grow up. I am here if you ever need a hug, or an ear.
I know I have feelings. You can too.
(written in honour of Little StormBringers 10th and The White Rose’s 8th birthday)