Parents – The Secret Super Heroes #familysuperpowers
I still don’t quite believe that I have grown two people in my uterus. It makes me feel very happy and a bit like I have magic powers even though about half of the population on the planet can do this. Let’s not forget about giving birth either…
Pregnancy is amazing and absolutely wonderful but it’s parenthood that shows real super powers! As parents, we go through so much for our children — to bring them up to be happy and healthy people.
We do everything for them and many of us do it on very minimal amount of sleep! You don’t realise how little sleep you actually need to survive until you are a mum or dad… My three-year-old is a rubbish sleeper and still wakes up most nights to come into our bed. I’m already co-sleeping with her little sister who is eight months so the bed is crowded. My husband often ends up sleeping on the actual bedframe. But our love for our children give us the power to just deal with the lack of sleep and the sore backs because our daughters want to be close to us.
Another parenting super power is being able to juggle lots of things at ones. Say breastfeeding the baby, cooking a healthy dinner and interacting with the toddler at the same time. We can do a lot of things simultaneously and it’s quite amazing!
Something else that I consider a super power is getting through yet another tantrum and not staying annoyed with our toddlers — this one is harder than the previous one! Parenting is full of testing moments where our super powers come in handy.
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I'm a mum in my early 30s with over 15 years of childcare experience working as a private nanny, babysitter and a few years as a nursery teacher. Now I've got my own family too! I love finding great products for mums and kids.