This blog post is a shout out to mums and dads… all you wonderful people who keep daily life rolling in busy family homes. Thank you for keeping life on the up. For food shopping, cooking, cleaning, washing, folding, sorting rubbish, booking appointments, reading readers, remembering show-and-tell etc... juggling all the commitments of family life while keeping little souls safe and happy. Further yay to the bread-winners – the mums and dads who work, loving it or not, to bring in the bacon to keep the family equipped and provide basics and beyond.
Simplifying things, we know it matters to celebrate birthdays, wins and losses, simple dinners, quiet book reading, holidays of pj days, spaces of time with friends and loved ones, easy greetings when coming together and that sort of thing. But modern life is so complex. And the pressure can be enormous and unnecessary.
We strive for ideals that we assume should be easily achievable. But I reckon we're doing ok if we keep our expectations real. So let’s give ourselves a pat on the back for the efforts we make and keep our eye on the prize – love and acceptance. Right? We mums and dads are doing our best. The kids are alright – we’ve got this!