Being a Mama is re-learning how to live.
How to shower, how to go out of the house, how to poo (‘scuse me)
with an attachment to my body.
And when I’ve finally worked out the steps
and the order in which they work,
Bubba changes things up –
to teach me that learning is a lifelong kinda thing.
Being a Mama is being permanently attached to my phone
(and feeling guilty that I am permanently attached to my phone).
I Google things such as, ‘is green baby poo normal?’, ‘When does mothering get easier?’ and
‘Is it safe to use the phone whilst holding my baby?’
Even when I am away from bubba (a once in a blue moon occurrence),
I will look at photos of her, replay videos of her…..
trying to stop myself from texting to check on her.
Totally defying the purpose of time away from bubba
Though it’s never really possible to be ‘away’ from a permanent heart attachment.
Being a Mama is rebirth; a fast track to self-development.
It’s opened up my heart and left it so raw,
that I cry in movies which are barely cry worthy.
The little pockets of hurts from my childhood that I’ve buried
That I’ve forgotten are there, tends to stick its head out.
There’s a desire to mend broken relationships.
Put to rest some demons.
Learn to be more grounded, less volatile.
It also gives me a kick in the butt to start something new.
To do something worthwhile with my life.
So my daughter has an example of what it means
To be a part of something greater than herself.
Being a Mama is seeing everything again for the first time.
Like how incredible the human body is.
And how many little victories occur from when you pick up a spoon,
to when the spoonful of porridge enters your mouth.
And how water going into your eyes can be a really scary thing.
And hiccups are weird and funny.
And bubble wrap is funny too.
Being a Mama is the best kind of joy
a wee person opens her heart completely
trusts me completely
loves me with no filter.
I see love, delight and excitement –
the whole world in her eyes.
And because she treats me as the Mama that I can be
I become the Mama that I can be.
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