Why I Love Being a Mummy

With the approach of Mothers' Day, I have decided to be a little self-indulgent. The role that I have taken on since becoming pregnant is the most important of my entire life, and as schmaltzy as it sounds I absolutely never knew my purpose until I had him.

On that note, I give you the reasons why I love being The Boy's mummy:

  • when he opens our bedroom door (sometimes with daddy's help) first thing in the morning and runs in to my open arms, shouting "mummy, mummy!"
  • when out of the blue he looks at me and says "tiss".
  • his hair.
  • his peachy bum.
  • his beautiful cheeky little smile.
  • his legs, they are stunningly shapely.
  • his beautiful, large, sparkly eyes.
  • the way he frowns and says "baby, cry" if any child under 3 years old is making any noise.
  • his curiosity and desire to learn.
  • how he opens my eyes up to the wonder of the world.
  • the fact that he loves the beach.
  • his exploratory nature in the garden.
  • his 'four-eyebrows' (the expression he pulls when he's concentrating).
  • his laugh.
  • his developing vocabulary; he seems to be learning several new words a day.
  • the fact that he's just looked at me, after I gave him his tippy-cup of milk, and said "cold" doing a shivering action, because I forgot to warm it up!
  • the way that he 'reads' to his toys.
  • the way he shoves his entire hand into the cheese part of the Dairylea Dunker to get every single scrap out.
  • the way he delves his hands into something filthy despite the fact that he hates his hands being dirty.
  • the way he climbs up into the highchair and straps himself in.
  • the way he has always chewed with his mouth closed.
  • the fact that we are friends.
  • the fact that he still loves to cuddle up having a bottle of milk and will reach up to touch my face.
  • having him fall asleep in my arms and feeling his little heart beat against my chest.
  • his little breath against my neck.
  • the way that he looks when he's sleeping.
  • his entire being.

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  1. Averagemummy says

    I'm with you one all of those. My boy often shivers to tell me something is cold, and if im cooking & his hungry he'll climb up to his booster and wait at the table.
    The fact it's 1.27 am and I have to get up for work at 6 and no sleep so far as he been awake since 11…. But from the light of my phone he has just smiled at me and melted my heart!
    Perfect post to read right now- a reminder of why actually it's ok I'm still awake- he makes it worth it xxx

  2. Mel Butcher says

    Awww, what a beautiful post, my little monkey is driving me up the wall at the moment, but my kids are my reason for being too, I have no idea how I ever lived without them and I wouldn't change them for the world, not even my know it all, mega gobby teenaged son!!!

  3. Mammy woo says

    Wow. I am nearly crying.
    What a beautiful post. I couldnt agree more.
    I thought i was destined to be a nobody. Turns out im a somebody.
    Im a mum.

    haha i love so many of them, but my favourite is definately him shivering to tell you his boppy was cold. Too cute.

    Addy puts his hands in everything too but also hates his hands being dirty. He will plunge them in to paint and then look at me and hold them out for me to clean them off. hahaha

    thank you for reminding me being a mum is the best job in the world.

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      Not just a somebody, the most important person!

      The Boy also used to tuck his hands down my cleavage when he was going to sleep!

  4. Jennie says

    Beautiful post, it is nice to remember all the reasons we love someone, big or small. Being a Mummy is the best job ever!!

  5. Elaine Livingstone says

    very moving, but oh so very true. I think it is lovely that as a mother you feel fulfilled and content, and that there is no better feeling than the snotty kiss, the drooling cuddle, the smelly nappies and the sleepless night….and then they have their own kids and you get the fun of being able to do it all over again.

    @Mel….you fib I would have given up my mega gobby, know it all ,stroppy teenagers to the first stranger that walked by some days….lol

  6. Nicola Seary says

    Incredibly beautiful,it sums up what being a Mummy is perfectly.I had my 5th child on Christmas Eve and can still remember worrying when I was expecting my 2nd how I would ever love another child as much as my first.

  7. @Somethingblue_2 says

    That is such a beautifully written post, it really melted my heart. The boy sounds utterly adorable. He is lucky to have such a lovely Mummy too xx

  8. Lady Banana says

    My youngest is now 23, but your thoughts there took me right back, such sweet memories and bought a tear to my eye.

    Enjoy every moment as it passes oh so quickly..


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