For me, this is the best thing about being a mum. It’s those moments of pure glee, when your child does something that makes you laugh, or accepts a cuddle willingly.
I have to remind myself of this fact today, after a difficult afternoon with a grumpy baby. Generally, I would be able to handle the tantrums, but they become a little more tricky when you’ve been up since 3.45am.
We’re all getting used to the new routine that comes with my new job, Frog included. This means tempers can become slightly frayed by 4pm, when all I want to do is sleep and all Frog wants to do is wreck the house / climb everywhere / put her fingers in plug sockets.
But these moments – when her face is covered in chocolate, or she learns a new word, or crawls over to give me a cuddle… Well, these moments make the harder ones all the more bearable.
What about you?