The #RockingMotherhood Challenge
Twitter is a good place to get involved in blogging challenges. Thanks to @mummy_setra (check out her blog here) my latest challenge is the #RockingMotherhood tag. Excitement surrounded this challenge, as motherhood is my favourite, most rewarding and exhausting aspect of my life.
Due to the tag I’ve loved reading other people’s blogs. No matter the situation, we’re all rocking this parenting game! Kudos to all of those mothers out there who are doing their best! I know how I think I’m #RockingMotherhood – I’m a brilliant mum and I love my son more than life! I decided to write this post with a different angle and asked Noah how he thinks Mammy is doing a fabulous job as his mother!
What Noah thinks… how Mammy is #RockingMotherhood
I wasn’t expecting anything too profound from my four-year-old son, especially as I asked him to tell me what makes me a great mam pretty close to bedtime, also known in our house as Silly Hour! Nonetheless he gave it a go, and here are his answers with my brief interpretations!
Ways I’m #RockingMotherhood
- “You love me”: This is unconditional and vital for a child. They need and deserve to feel loved and cared for. It makes me happy to know that this came out first for Noah. I’m doing my job! This is especially relevant as all I want is for Noah to know how much he is loved and cared for.
- “Mammy looks after me”: Noah feels safe, therefore I am #RockingMotherhood in the best way.
- “I like that you are polite”: Politeness is linked to kindness. Good examples of politeness are important. Noah clearly values good manners! Hallelujah!
- “Mammy, you feed me”: As with his Daddy, the way to my son’s heart is through his stomach!
- “It’s good that you buy me toys”: Code for “you entertain me”, and which 4-year-old doesn’t want to be entertained?
The BEST ways I’m a good Mam- according to Noah
- “You make such good food”: A common theme here. Homemade efforts are appreciated. It seems like it wasn’t too long ago that Noah would scowl at anything homemade, wanting processed crap instead. Progress is happening!
- “We do fun activities together”: Success! I am not a boring mother! I’m ecstatic that Noah clearly appreciates the effort that goes into ensuring he has fun because I want him to have a full and happy childhood.
- “I’m allowed to play with prams and dolls”: It seemed to be innate that Noah thought such things were only for girls, consequently he was not playing with things he really wanted to play with. I’ve worked hard to ensure that Noah is unapologetically his own person, so I didn’t think twice about buying him his “girly” toys. The idea of gender specific toys is ridiculous!
- “I enjoy you teaching me to read”: It’s not all about the fun. He’s got a balanced life and he’s thriving because of it.
- “It’s funny when you tell jokes and make me laugh!”: Okay, back to the fun! I’m clearly doing my job in making sure that Noah’s happy. That’s all I want!
How Noah’s verdict made me feel
Since Noah so clearly loves the way that I am #RockingMotherhood, I am therefore a very happy Mam! Furthermore, it was important for Noah to give his own opinion and to tell me what he likes. He made me give him my list of why I love him, so it was a nice activity. Ego boosting at it’s finest! It’s made me proud of myself. It’s provided me with another perspective and viewpoint on my parenting. In addition this challenge made sure that I know what people have told me for 5 years! I’m an amazing Mam!