Teaching your child new things is a natural part of motherhood; however, it’s the things that you learn about yourself that are often forgotten.
Here are 12 things that you learn about yourself after becoming a mother:
How proud you can feel
You will be proud of your little one’s accomplishments no matter how small they may be.
Your ability to clean up sick
You may wince at the thoughts of cleaning up vomit before motherhood but you will be surprised by what you will do for your child.
How willing you are to sacrifice
You will be willing to give up your own hopes and dreams in order for your child to fulfil their desires.
How much you are like your own mum
Bet you never thought you would hear the day your mum’s words come out of your mouth. As your child grows you will notice that you are becoming more and more like your own mum.
Just how much you can appreciate a hug
A cuddle from your little one will go a long way in turning a bad day into a good one.
That you don’t need material things to be happy
Having a child is not cheap and gone will be the days of expensive boots and coats. You don’t mind though – they would probably just get sick on them anyway.
Just how much you can cry
You will cry when you are happy, sad or angry, especially when it comes to your child
How little sleep you need
Sleep will become a luxury, especially with a newborn, but you will be surprised at your ability to function with only a few hours.
That you love early nights
Getting to bed before 10pm will be the highlight of your day.
That you can love someone unconditionally
You only truly know what unconditional love is when your little one spills paint all over the good carpet.
Your amazing ability to watch cartoons
After endless hours of watching your child’s favourite programme you will realise that it is good.
You have a competitive steak
You will want your little one to be the best at everything and will cheer the loudest when they win at the school sports day.