When I was a little girl, I used to walk around my house with a cushion up my top pretending I was having a baby. My childhood games always involved baby dolls, bathing them, dressing them and every night I went to sleep, my little dolls cot was right by my bed side. I knew I wanted to be a mother even at the age of 5 as I peered down from my bed at night to check if my dolly was gone to sleep.
Here I am now at 40 years of age, it’s Mothers Day and I am so lucky to have three of the most beautiful babies in the world. I just feel sometimes that my heart could literally burst with the love I feel for them, each child special in their own quirky, loving, adorable little way. Each one having their own ambition, talent and all with an independence that I know came from their Momma. It’s a privilege to shape the futures of these amazing little beings into strong, confident adults.
But today, is not all about Mothers Day in our house because today also happens to be my little Oscars 3rd birthday. From the moment he came into our lives I knew we were going to go on an amazing adventure and I have enjoyed every single moment of him. It helped maybe that I was a little older, wiser and definitely calmer than I had been in my twenties. When he was born countless hours and days were lost just staring at his beautiful baby face and he brought so much joy to our home.
He was breastfed until he was 27 months and I cried for a week when he finished of his own accord. I watched him trying sweet potato, mango and avocado for the first time and watched him become an incredible foodie who will just about try every single food I place in front of him.
I know where his tickles are, I know where he likes to be kissed most. I know that when I place my hands on either side of his face and press our noses together that he thinks we are invisible to the world. I know that if he comes into my bed before 5am that he will tuck his little feet between my legs before falling back to sleep in my arms, and I know that if he comes in at 5.30am that he’s up for the day.
Oscar is independent beyond belief wanting to pour his own milk, wipe his own butt and brush his teeth and very often gets frustrated when he realises he isn’t allowed to do everything. But, I know that part will calm down and I am still so happy for every single moment I get to be his Momma.
I asked him what he wanted for his birthday breakfast and he laughed and say ‘Aaaaaaaaa PANCAKE Cake’, so, I thought I would surprise him with this masterpiece. This would also make a yummy breakfast you brilliant Mums out there. Just give this page to your husbands and tell them to get cracking in the kitchen. Easy peasy, 3 ingredient crepes, coconut cream ice cream and berries. No sugar, no rubbish, just delicious fruit, pancakes and it looks so amazing yet it’s super easy to make. It really doesn’t get better than this.
Happy birthday my beautiful boy, I love you to the moon and back times infinity and Happy Mothers Day to you amazing, incredible, beautiful Mothers. I hope you have a wonderful day.
Love from this Momma,