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 completed undergrad.
I am straight.
Of note about my ethnicity and/or cultural background.
NOW, TWENTY QUESTIONS ABOUT YOU
- 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.
- 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!
- Something that concerns me about my child. Nothing 🙂
- 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.
- What annoys me most about other mothers. Not all – but some are SO anal about EVERYTHING!
- 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 🙂
- I am saddest when Hub and I argue and don’t speak for days a time.
- 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!
- 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.
- Something I need to forgive. Nasty things that have been said to me. Forgiving is easy, it’s the forgetting that’s hard.
- Something I wish I could say to someone. WHY are you three so cliquey and unfriendly?
- Something I have never told anyone. I love Hub, but sometimes wonder if I made the right decision.
- 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.
- My biggest accomplishment.
- I wish I could still earn my own money without going out to work!
- Something my relationship with my mother has taught me about parenting. Mums usually do know best. SHHHH – don’t tell her!
- 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.
- 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!
- Something I hope will be different for me by this time next year. I hope I’ll be pregnant again.
- Something important about my story that hasn’t been captured by the questions above.
- BONUS: A question you would like to see added to this list that readers can respond to in the comments.