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37. When I Have New Shoes September 23, 2011

Filed under: Story — somemother @ 10:10 pm
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ESTABLISHING YOURSELF (a few details that help somemothers know what they have in common with you).

I am 33 years old.

I am married.

I have 1 child. Here are their ages/genders: M – 10 months/3 weeks

I stay home.

I am middle.

I live urban.

I rent.

I completed undergrad.

I am straight.

Of note about my ethnicity and/or cultural background.



  1. The most significant aspect of my upbringing.  Very international – between UK and West Africa.  But not in my country of origin, so feel little confused about who I actually am.
  2. My best advice to mothers about to enter the stage of child rearing that I just went through.  Enjoy it.  It’s difficult.  Try and keep records of everything!
  3. Something that concerns me about my child.  Nothing 🙂
  4. My absolute worst mothering moment (so far).  He had to have surgery about 3 months ago and was put under a general.  Was a wreck.
  5. What annoys me most about other mothers. Not all – but some are SO anal about EVERYTHING!
  6. I am happiest when I’m with my boy.  When I’m in London.  When I’m with my parents.  When I have new shoes 🙂
  7. I am saddest when Hub and I argue and don’t speak for days a time.
  8. My biggest fear is something will happen to my boy and I won’t be able to help him and that when we decide to get pregnant again it will take a long time again!
  9. I am ashamed of the fact that I have a nanny.  Full-time help.  I still do a LOT myself – but sometimes I’m embarrassed.
  10. Something I need to forgive. Nasty things that have been said to me.  Forgiving is easy, it’s the forgetting that’s hard.
  11. Something I wish I could say to someone. WHY are you three so cliquey and unfriendly?
  12. Something I have never told anyone.  I love Hub, but sometimes wonder if I made the right decision.
  13. Something I am trying to change about myself.  I am trying to be more ‘on top’ of things at home.  Especially since I don’t work anymore.
  14. My biggest accomplishment.
  15. I wish I could still earn my own money without going out to work!
  16. Something my relationship with my mother has taught me about parenting.  Mums usually do know best.  SHHHH – don’t tell her!
  17. Something my relationship with my father has taught me about parenting.  Dad have to be present and showing love through gifts only works for a short time.
  18. How I would describe my faith life.  I believe.  But I don’t think I have to go to a church, temple or mosque to show that I believe.  And I certainly don’t think in-laws forcing their beliefs on you will make you believe more!
  19. Something I hope will be different for me by this time next year.  I hope I’ll be pregnant again.
  20. Something important about my story that hasn’t been captured by the questions above.
  21. BONUS: A question you would like to see added to this list that readers can respond to in the comments.

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