It’s one of those things that are inevitable when you become a mum. You know what I’m talking about.
The Mama Bear instincts surface and beyond nurturing, it’s about fierce protection and constant worry for your baby cubs.
When they were around 6 months old, I remember taking the twinlets for a walk in their pram around the neighbourhood. A massive construction truck was blocking the footpath and my only alternative was to walk around it, edging my stroller into (what I felt) a dangerously busy roundabout.
Fully aware that I was helplessly standing there, none of the workers moved a budge. Instead, some of them gave me the intimidating head to toe stare, only to walk away. They didn’t want to be bothered by some cranky mum.
It didn’t take long to get riled up from the obvious brush off.
“Oi !!!! Getcha truck outta the way !!!” I yelled out.
“Can’t you go out on the road ???” An arrogant punk shouted.
“What? And have my 6 month twins get runned over ???” I screamed back.
The sides of my temples were pumping furiously.
Someone finally came out to help. With my scary devil snake eyes fixed on his every step, he really didn’t have a choice.
There was no compromising. No matter what. Keeping my boys completely away from a main road – even for a split second to get around a stupid truck – was a no-brainer.
I guess that was one of the first of now many.
The frustration was the lack of understanding for the safety and well-being of my children. That my better judgement as a mother was almost dismissed.
Sure, they needed to get on with their jobs. But hey, so did I !
We are guided by what our gut tells us; we just know when to take immediate action.
“Today, Tomorrow, Life” is an online study that Virgin Money have specifically created for mums, inviting us to share our views and opinions.
You don’t even have to be a mummy blogger to participate! Just a mum with a voice (Even if it’s one that barks at innocent construction workers).
At times, my actions may prove me to be an uptight, highly-strung mum. And maybe, the decisions I make for my family may not make sense to others. But their security and protection is always at the forefront. That’s a no-brainer.
The results from the survey have been released with the following key findings:
• More than half of mums feel that their contribution is not widely recognised within Australian
• 59% of Aussie mums aren’t impressed with coverage of celebrity mums.
• More than 65% of mums involved in the study were concerned about the big issues of economic
security, social disruption, terrorism and conflict.
• A very large portion of Aussie families do not have adequate life insurance. The research revealed
32% of parents do not have life insurance for their family, and another 8% don’t know if they’re
Please click here for the full media press release.
Disclaimer: No monetary payment was made for this post, however, a $100 Westfield voucher was provided. All opinions expressed are completely my own.