Sunday, September 19, 2010
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I think that people assumed that because I was older and had nieces and nephews and friends with kids, that I should know about motherhood. In actual fact, because I had put off motherhood so long and then got a shock when it actually happened, I really was clueless. I hadn't been as attentive to my nieces and nephews as an aunt should be, for various reasons. One, was that I loved animals and spent most of my time with them, running a dogwalking and petsitting business and another, was that the older I got and the more I thought it wouldn't happen for me, I wanted to avoid children and their parents who would ask awkward questions. Not surprising then that everyone assumed I preferred animals to children!
Now I look at him and I marvel at how healthy and robust he is. I am amazed that we have managed to get him this far already. He is almost three years old now and I am forty four! I revel in the fact that motherhood came to me a lot more naturally than I ever would have thought. Of course, it has it's challenges especially on my energy levels but I wouldn't change anything about my situation for anything else in this world.