Kory is my greatest achievement and he makes me so proud.
Every day he makes me proud. Proud of the little person he is becoming.
But I’m also proud of myself.
I am a young first time mum with little experience raising and taking care of babies. I’m not good at many things in life but somehow I have managed to raise an incredible baby boy. Don’t get me wrong, he tantrums and rarely listens to me just like every other child but he also spots me across the room when he’s playing and randomly comes over just to hug and kiss me, he always shares his toys and always has a smile on his face.
These little things may not seem like much to some people but they are everything to me because as his mum, these are the things that I’ve taught him. The things that he must have learned from me.
People have judged me on the fact that I became a mum at 23 years old, they assumed that just because I’m ‘young’ that I must go out every weekend and leave my child to go partying like ‘all’ other young mums. Which couldn’t be further from the truth, partying has never been my scene, even before having children. I’m actually rather boring! And because I’m a first time mum, people assumed that I musn’t know what I’m doing and always seem to offer advice whenever they get the chance – even when it’s unhelpful.
I doubt myself all the time when it comes to anything that I do but when it comes to parenting, I’m proud to say I must be doing something right.