Mummy You Need To Look After You Too - An Open Letter From The Ankle Biters

08/02/2017 16:57

Dear Mummy,

You need to start looking after you too.

You're always busy making sure we are looked after.

But what about you?

When we wake up you fill our bellies with organic cereal and fresh berries,  full of goodness. You sit there and drink coffee and grab a biscuit. You need to have goodness and be healthy too mummy.

You get us dressed in our smartest,  cutest fully coordinated outfits every day. You fix our hair and make sure we are preened and polished. You grab the nearest clothes and throw your hair up in to a mum bun. You deserve to be preened and polished too mummy, curl your hair or put on some make up, do something for you.

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Your last penny is spent on us, after all we need that other pair of boots or cute dress. What about you mummy? Treat yourself get that top you saw and loved, go on do it - you deserve it we have enough.

As soon as we show signs of illness or have a strange rash off to the doctors' we go.  Mummy you have had a bad back since I was born, I'm now three, don't you think you should go to the doctors' too?

You take us to all of our toddler groups every week, gymnastics, dance class and always do fun things with us. You need to have fun things to do too mummy - go for a spa day, get nanny to look after us, go shopping and eat a nice lunch or go on a date night with daddy.

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A lot of your time is spent trying to get us to take a nap. You say you were up all night last night you must be tired now, come on nap time. Mummy you were up all night with us too, now we are sleeping you sleep too. Leave the washing and the cleaning, crawl in to bed and pull back the duvet and sleep.

Mummy you make us the best bubbly baths with our favourite toys. You just jump in after us when daddy gets us dressed amongst all of our toys for five minutes.  Why don't you have a bath with your favourite things when we go to bed? Treat yourself to those bath bombs you like and read your book, go on mummy you will love it.

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So basically what we are trying to say is you need look after yourself. You matter too mummy and need to be at your best to look after us.

Lots of love

The ankle biters xxxx

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