I wrote this post 12 months ago and still I’m searching for the elusive mummy mechanic. Winter is always my hardest time. The cold and limited sunshine seem to drain me of my joy and strength. Read on and enjoy some Vintage Truth and then leave me a comment and tell me what your mummy mechanic looks like.
Where do broken down Mummies go? Do you know? Right now I think I’d like to . The Mummy Mechanics? Or maybe the Mummy Service Centre? Is there such a place and I’ve just missed out on hearing about it? Can you imagine the tv ad for the Mummy Services Centre……….
“Is your mummy unit no longer performing like she should? Does her ’gentle, loving and caring’ setting no longer give you the bright happy results you expect? Perhaps she is struggling to operate on her normal five hours of sleep or her happy cycle is broken and she’s stuck on grumpy – indefinitely. All these issues and more can be fixed when you send your mummy into the new Mummy Services Centre for one of our optimum high quality fine tuning sessions. Trust me, the improved performance of your Mummy unit willchange your life for the better – it’s guaranteed to impress.”
Seriously, why hasn’t someone thought of this – it’s a sure-fire winner of an idea! Families all around the world would be clambering to hand over their cash. Send your mummy in broken and she comes out restored and ready for action. The Mummy Renovators maybe? Now there’s and idea for a reality TV show Mr (or Ms) TV executive. If you’ve been reading my blog recently you’ll know this post is based on my real life mummy experience. My mummy settings are all out of whack and I’m in need of a serious good Mummy Mechanic. When I finished work a few weeks ago I hit an invisible wall and I’m struggling to pick myself up for the mushy pool that resulted from the crash. I should confess that there have been some added pressures and complications that have not helped this matter, but that just further illuminates the questions for me, where do you send a mummy when she’s broken down and needs time to recover?
I’ve always clung to the saying that being a mummy is the hardest and the most rewarding thing you’ll ever do. I still believe it – on both counts. I see mummies every day who are happy but struggling to balance all the balls in the juggle of motherhood. Being a mummy is glorious and wonderful – but also energy sapping and relentless. Without a good support system it’s hard to keep going. For me, over the past weeks, I know my standards have slipped. We’ve been watching more TV and eating less healthy pre-prepared foods. I’m just choosing the easy way out of things and saying ‘YES’ a little bit too often. ’Mummy can we have two 2 minutes noodles for tea again?’ Long term this can’t be a good thing but right now my energy levels are so low and my support system feels limited. I’m in conservation mode and am just trying to limp my way through until my energy and enthusiasm return. Oh I sound like such a sad case – but this is life and sometimes it’s not pretty.
Do you have a good Mummy Mechanic in your life? Would you use the Mummy Service Centre? If it was real mine would look like a luxury hotel room and have endless foot massages and just a smattering of chocolate (oh and maybe someone to wait on ME hand and foot for a few days!). What would you have in your Mummy Services Centre? Can you recommend a good Mummy Mechanic?