When I am mom …. Famous last words. Everything you never thought you could ever do and, instead, you did after the baby was born. If, then, there are more than one children ….!
by Alessia Altavilla
What does a mother make of a mother? Lots of tiny things. Small daily gestures full of love and attention. But there are things that really make a woman a mom. They tattoo this role on her and forever take her away from what she was before the birth of her children.
These little things are often the ones that all of us, in unsuspecting times, swore we would never do. But never. Never. Never.
ARE YOU A MOTHER IF ….
- If being late in the evening means returning at 11.30, midnight away. After a pizza and a cinema. But only if the film is no longer than 100 minutes!
- If you are as excited as a twelve year old at the idea of an evening with friends. The mothers of the girls attending your daughter’s sleepover.
- If you have gone from heel 12 to self-esteem under heels.
- If you know who Miffy, Giulio the bunny and Olga the little cloud are.
- If your library has been enriched with sacred texts such as I no that help to grow up, The secret language of the newborn, Go to bed, The competent child, The Montessori method, Children at the table, Traveling with children ….
- If a restaurant becomes a ‘good restaurant’ if it has a high chair. Isn’t it by chance that there is also a changing table?
- If the most romantic thing you indulge in with your partner / husband is the pizza, beer and cinema of point one.
- If you know the active ingredients of all drugs on the market. But then you opt for homeopathic medicine. They say it has no contraindications and functions. They say…
- If, when entering the office, you place your mobile phone next to the keyboard and hope to never see the words ‘Kindergarten’, ‘School’, ‘Nursery’ on the monitor
- If when on the mobile phone monitor you see the aforementioned ‘Kindergarten’, ‘School’, ‘Nursery’ in order: you are assailed by anxiety accompanied by tachycardia and cold sweats; check the time on your computer monitor by making a quick calculation of the number of vacation hours you will have to ask; go through all the commitments of grandparents, nannies, uncles, cousins, various friends so as not to waste time on unnecessary phone calls; organize in detail the taking of the baby, the accompaniment to the pediatrician, lunch and dinner of the day, lunches and dinners for the next indefinite days.
- If city parks have become ‘parchetti’
- If every time you go to the ‘park’ you wonder why so many slides and so few swings. What then children want to be only on those.
- If you have enrolled your child in an evening course for small chefs, not because you are aiming for a new Cracco. But why do you aim to take a shower of at least 10 minutes without interruption.
- If all your feminist struggles have died out in front of your panicked mate / husband with a leotard in hand. At that moment you realized that not only could you not count on him. But you couldn’t even rage.
- If in the end that cardboard frame full of randomly placed feathers and colors, straws and ice cream sticks, does not look so bad next to the ancient Chinese vase and the designer ornament bought during a trip to Denmark.
- When you think that despite everything, despite the dark circles, the terrible sneakers, the clothes worn at random, the house that looks like a battlefield, the days in which you would like to flee, those in which you would like to make a massacre, those in which you think ‘who Did he make me do it? ‘, there is nothing, but nothing in the world that makes you happier and more satisfied and satisfied and full. Sure, maybe a couple of Manolo Blahnik
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