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The reality of Motherhood and moving on from the FFS Moments

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Most mums with more than one child will have a number of FFS moments each day.

The reality of Motherhood and moving on from the FFS Moments

 

Most mums with more than one child will have a number of FFS moments each day. It often starts in the morning as we try to get our children ready for school; only to find the washing isn’t dry in time or siblings against your warning, have continued their WWE Championship, only to find out that one of them does indeed get hurt like you predicted.

 

Although inevitable, I find myself muttering FFS more and more as the pressure and overwhelm of daily life seems to be getting more complicated.  A typical day in our household usually includes many of these FFS moments:

 

It all starts at 6.30am when one child decides that they no longer want to be quiet and begin playing in front of the tv or yelling, to ensure that their siblings can no longer hear the TV. Soon the TV gets turned up louder, the overall noise volume follows the same pattern and my head starts to pound.  “FFS”

 

Later, as we get out of the car to walk into school I hear “I forgot my hat” which in turn means that all three children need to get back into the car so that we can head home and back again making us late. “FFS”

 

Upon arriving home from school, there is uproar and raucous behaviour as my children (who apparently have not been feed for years) are about to die of hunger. Finding food calms the mob and as they move on, I notice the crumbs everywhere – prompting yet another vacuum. “FFS”

 

Bath time is another FFS moment where more often than not my children seem to get more water out of the tub, than in it; despite being heavily coached on what to and not do when having a bath.  “FFS”
 

So how can us mums get through these days? Chocolate is my crutch in the middle of the day and Wine at night. Follow this up with a large dose of kisses and hugs and where possible I try to take advantage of these 5 minute destress ideas. Ultimately; I am a happy mum and I wouldn’t have it any other way. My children are no angels and I no saint – we are human and for that reason there are times where an inappropriate saying muttered under your breath is just what you need to do to relax, focus and get on with it. 

 

Article written by Lorraine Salvi, mother of three amazing children, wife, housewife, and founder of MumsDelivery.com.au the website providing Solutions for Busy Mums.

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