I had a complete parenting fail this morning. Earlier in the week I had signed us up for a new baby and toddler class and I was feeling so brave going somewhere brand new on my own with both of them.
It didn’t quite go to plan but my children taught me an important lesson today about looking at life with positive eyes.
This is how the morning went from my view:
We were rushing about getting ready AS ALWAYS and left the house a little later than I wanted. I had quickly checked how far away it was on my phone and it said 20 minutes. We arrived 35 minutes later and I was EXHAUSTED as the walk was full of hills, I had the pushchair and buggy board to push and obviously we were late so I was practically jogging. Oh and did I mention that it was raining? Classic. So we get there and I just could not find the class, we were walking around for another 10 minutes and there was no sign of it. When I checked my phone properly I realised we had gone to completely the wrong place, by which time we’d missed the class anyway.
So we started the wet hike home. My daughter had been so excited to go and although she handled it well, I still felt awful so we went to the shop where I bought her a Kinder Egg and a pack of cookie mix to bake at home to ease my mama guilt.
By the time we got home, we had been out for 1 hour and 30 minutes FOR ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
However, after chatting to my daughter, I realised that if you were to ask my children what we did this morning, it would look a little different.
Baby Knight is 5 months old and just loves being in the pushchair so he was thrilled to have an hour and a half long walk.
Little Knight thought the rain was so exciting. She stood on her buggy board singing her heart out and loved pointing out dogs/buses/an ambulance etc. We even found a family of snails as it was raining! She couldn’t go to the class BUT we then went to the shop and she chose a Kinder Egg, which are her favourites, and inside was the last Barbie that she needed to complete her collection! She was so happy! We then got some cookies to do some baking when we got home.
Actually, here are some positives from our morning:
- My kids are happy.
- I had a cracking workout so tonight I can just chill out.
- It filled our morning.
- We all had some fresh air.
- Baby Knight had a good nap.
- We have cookie mix so we have an afternoon activity.
- We can just go to the class next week.
There is something so beautiful about our children’s perspective on life and I think we can all learn something from them from time to time.
Knight Mummy x