Sadness is real. Crying is normal
I know that there have been times when I have felt alone and isolated.
I know there have been times I have wanted to cry but felt to embarrassed or ashamed to do so.
I know that some of us cry watching the Huggies ad.
I know that I was ready to cry today when I had to clean up dropped and smashed food on the kitchen floor after Little E made a mess.
Crying is real. Sadness is normal
I know being a mum is one of the toughest challenges yet.
I know that there have been days when I want to “throw in the towel” and run a mile.
I know that crying about it does not even begin to scratch the surface.
But I know if I don’t cry, then I am not being real and not being true to myself.
I know when I need to cry
I know that some mums feel guilty for crying in front of their children.
I know that some mums feel stuck in how to explain their tears to their children
And I know that children sometimes feel sad and confused because their mummy is sad and confused
I know that children need to see your tears, sadness and will pick up on your emotions just through your behaviours and voice.
I know that teaching children about emotions and feelings is essential.
I know that a good cry is very cleansing
I know that crying is not a sign of weakness.
Sadness is not a sign of weakness
I know that children need to learn and see some of the darker emotions.
I know that we need to teach our children that it is okay to be sad and it is okay to cry.
What have you cried about lately?