Oh My Blog is a monthly interview series, where fellow bloggers come together to answer a series of questions on a specific theme. This is a chance to get acquainted with a whole range of bloggers – some of whom you may not have heard of before – and learn a little more about them!
This month as it’s March and Mother’s Day soon, the theme is all about Mums and specifically what it’s like to be a mummy. I’m pleased to be hosting Emily from Twin Mummy and Daddy.
- How long have you been a mum? Introduce us to your children
As I write this it’s actually my twin girls fifth birthday! So, I’ve been a mum for five years! My twins are R and M. They’re both so very different! R loves superheroes and M loves princesses!
- What’s been the best thing about it so far?
Watching them grow up from these tiny babies and turn into beautiful, strong, clever girls. Everyday they amaze me! I love watching their bond with one another. Like all siblings they argue, but they get on more than they don’t.
- Best baby brain story. More dozy the better!
The only thing I can think of is when the girls were babies. I was always so careful to make sure they were safe, but one day, M, was asleep in her cot and R was with me in our living room. M started to cry, so I placed R next to me on the sofa to go and see to M – we lived in a flat – all of a sudden I hear a thump and R crying. She’d rolled off the sofa. I felt terrible. To this day I don’t know what possessed me to leave her on the sofa. Thankfully she was ok and nothing like that’s ever happened since.
- You’ve won the lottery (yay!) What is the first thing that you buy for yourself? (Not for the kiddies!)
Yay! I would buy myself a house. I’ve been renting for over 10 years and there is no-way that we can buy our own house any time soon, so a nice family home would be my first purchase, followed by some Disney Pandora Charms for my bracelet!
- What’s the first thing you do once the kids have gone to bed?
Usually sit on the sofa and wait for my husband to bring me a cup of tea!
- What are your plans for Mother’s Day this year?
I’m not sure to be honest. Probably staying home or perhaps going for food. My mother-in-law will probably come over. She comes over most Sundays which our girls love. I love watching their bond with their nanna.
- What are you most looking forward to in the years to come as a mum?
Oh so many things! Shopping trips, spa days, holidays, days out etc!
- What’s the best Mother’s Day present you’ve ever received?
My husband and our girls always spoil me on Mother’s Day with the usual things you can buy which I love, as well as some chocolates! Maybe even a bottle of prosecco this year!
- Did you do anything special or specific to announce that you were going to become a mum?
My husband and I had IVF and we had two embryos placed back so we were pretty sure from the off that we were going to have twins. We didn’t so anything particular to announce our pregnancy. We were too excited, we just rang everyone there and then!
- What’s the biggest way you’ve changed since becoming a mum? Aside from now having a small human to take care of, obviously.
I think I’m more patient and more aware of other people’s feelings.
- What’s the one thing you wish someone had told you about becoming a mum?
That nothing can prepare you for it. That it’s hard and you will cry, but that you will come out of it ok and so will your kids!
- Be honest here… have you passed any of your bad habits on to your kids yet? We promise, we won’t judge.
Ooo! Haha! I have a habit of jumping out on them and scaring them, and my husband. Our girls have started doing this too, which is pretty funny!
- What is your absolute must-have item now that you’re a parent? One thing you can’t leave the house without or need for your kid’s bedtime. What’s integral to your daily life now?
A first aid kit! Haha! You never know when they’re going to jam their finger in the door, fall off their bike or run into one another – which happens way too often! It’s almost as they’re drawn to one another like magnets!
- What’s the weirdest mum conversation you’ve found yourself having? Be it with your child, your partner or even a fellow mum? We all know we end up talking about weird stuff.
There have been a few. Usually about our children’s toilet habits! Gross, so I won’t go into anymore details!
- Finally, what’s the biggest lesson your time as a mum has taught you?
Being a mum is unlike anything else you’ll have ever experienced. You have no training. You have to learn on the job. It’s tough, emotional and hard, but each hurdle you climb over will make you stronger for the next one.
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