Some people believe that choosing to start a family means saying goodbye to your social life. This is not true. Mothers go out all the time! Some mothers go out to clubs, bars and even all-night parties. Other mums tend not to go to parties because they are too tired, skint, or busy. But there are still plenty of places out there for these women to socialize. There is Asda, for example, or Sainsbury’s. There is also the doctor’s surgery and the park. Yes, there is always the park.
Mothers go on Holidays
When you are a mother, you can travel to lots of different places with your children. I mean, you might not be able to go clubbing in Ibiza or Ayia Napa anymore. But there are still exciting places to explore. For example, one might spend a couple of weeks at a château in the Dordogne. Then there’s Vermont, which provides the perfect place for a skiing holiday.
But luxury holidays are not for everyone, so luckily there are lots of other options for the mother and her family. Caravan holidays, for example, or renting a chalet in Dymchurch. And then there are those vouchers you can cut out of The Sun newspaper. Let’s not also forget the faithful four-man tent. I mean, who doesn’t adore camping with little ones?
Finally, there is one place which provides some respite for parents, one which is usually very affordable. That’s Grandma’s house. Leaving your kids with your parents usually costs nothing. And when you check your kids in, you instantly feel like you are on a relaxing weekend getaway, even if you just stay at home and just watch Murder, She Wrote.
Mothers attempt to stay sane.
Being a mother means you often spend vast amounts of time in the company of children and not just your own. Subsequently, this creates a strong desire to communicate with any other living creature in any setting. A mother can recognise and strike up a conversation with another mother anywhere: a bus stop, a hospital waiting room, even a public toilet.
Adult interactions are essential when you are a Mother as they help safeguard against the onset of insanity. But this is not the only thing that gives a Mother strength. Some mothers also have faith. For these women, their God provides them with the hope and courage to keep going. Other mothers find salvation elsewhere: in the pub, for example, or at the hairdressers.
If you would like to find out more about mothers check out tomorrows post.