... make me laugh, make me cry, sometimes make me feel like I am at the end of the rope and am barely hanging on, but most of all they bring joy and happiness to my life. As someone who has worked the whole time the boys were young (part-time initially and full time for the last four years), I have gone through phases where I have succumbed to the guilt of being a working mum and missing out on so much of the boys early years. Truth be told, I was in such a bad way after the boys were born (depression wise) that the best thing I ever did for them - and me - was to return to work. They learnt to socialise, they learnt about the outside world (which I had no hope of teaching them buried under my black cloud for weeks at a time, barely able to leave the house) and I learnt that quality time did not equal being there 24/7.
It is only now that Mitchell is almost 10 and Lachlan 7 I can appreciate that while we all have missed out on some things, the memories made from all the times I have been there will always outweigh any of my absences. ... Now to remind myself of that next time they are driving me crazy lol
I love the bond of brotherhood and friendship Mitchell and Lachlan are forging. I really hope they will always be close enough to know that in each other they have a best friend.
I hope all of you have had a good weekend, filled with love and happiness.