One of the things I really wanted to do once I started Maternity Leave was take my Mummy out to lunch.
Ever since I learned I was carrying a little bub in my belly, I’ve started to feel and think in a very different way. I know it sounds corny as anything but I don’t think you ever truly understand your own mother until you are about to, or you become one. Suddenly, I thought of how I’d feel in different situations if my unborn one was a grown up and how she would react to me in various life circumstances etc
It’s quite a headspin, really.
So with Mummy about to stay with us for some of the ‘confinement’ period, I thought it’d be nice for us to do a little bonding to set the tone for a more conducive ‘working together’ type attitude to the confinement. I’d heard lots of horror stories of in-house quarreling and such from friends which I wanted to avoid as much as possible – and it all seemed very feasible seeing as how sleep deprivation would be a major culprit. And I just didn’t want to go down that road…
We had a really nice time catching up. I got a chance to share with Mum what my attitudes to everything would be and how I would intend to tackle the feeding portion of Motherhood etc. After our lovely lunch, we went for a walkies around the mall together and picked up a little outfit for Nae from Fox.
It was a really, really lovely afternoon.
And you know what spun my head even more? The thought that another daughter would join in on this bonding time very, very soon.