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Trials and traumas of a full-time mum in Dubai

10 things you didn’t know until you became a mum

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How unbelievably chuffed you’d be when someone else’s child likes your cooking so much they have seconds.

How the sound of a toddler having a public tantrum doesn’t irritate you – it just makes you feel very grateful it’s not your own child.

How important it is for a seven-year-old to have a sticker book.

How much time you’ll spend shopping for and wrapping up birthday gifts for other people’s children.

How travelling somewhere by plane changes from being a pleasure into a form of slow torture.

Why your parents told you certain lies.

How much love your heart can hold.

How much it’s possible to achieve in one child-free hour.

How wonderful a glass of wine tastes when the children are in bed.

And, finally, how your children can drive you craaazy by day but then, when they’re sleeping, overwhelm you with so much love you want to wake them up just to kiss them.


Written by mrsdubai

October 4, 2012 at 11:23 am

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  1. Oh yes, that last one is SO true! I’m glad it’s not just me.


    October 4, 2012 at 2:57 pm

  2. And don’t forget: How doing the food shopping ON YOUR OWN in the supermarket is almost as good as a weekend away. Almost. 😉

    Ellie at Emerald Pie

    October 5, 2012 at 1:59 am

    • Ellie, that’s so funny. I wanted to write something about the supermarket but couldn’t put it into words. You got it spot on. I thought of you today when I was in Geant without the kids!! 🙂


      October 6, 2012 at 5:32 pm

  3. So true! Love the one about being thankful it’s not your kid having the tantrum!

    Pre-baby, I never liked sitting near anyone with a baby on a plane….it was just too noisy, too messy….and then I became “the one with the kid”!

    The last one is so true too. Just cannot wait to get her into bed so I can unwind. It’s like that saying, the days are endless, but the years go by so fast.


    October 6, 2012 at 6:50 pm

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