It occurred to me yesterday that I am in fact an unsentimental mum and I feel so damn guilty about it.
I don’t know what prompted me to think about it, but I realised that I had done very little in terms of recording precious milestones since Elliott’s birth.
The worst thing is, he’s my first and only child so I really shouldn’t have an excuse.
I have an unfinished baby record book, I couldn’t tell you specifically what his first meal was, when he said his first word. Gosh, I haven’t even recorded his first hair cut (luckily I do have his locks and some photos somewhere on my computer).
Does this make me a bad mum or is it just a reflection of who I am? I’ve never been overly sentimental and often look at things that become dust collectors and things that add to the boxes of things we have to store. But I still feel bad about it, these are the things I need to be sentimental about.
I don’t want Elliott to become an adult with nothing to look back on and I certainly don’t want him saying ‘my Mum didn’t really keep any records of me’.
This makes me sound like I have a heart of stone, but really I don’t. I think I’ve just let life get in the way.
Time to slow down and take stock of all the good things I think.
Are you ultra organised and sentimental with everything recorded and stored? Or will you admit that you’re a bit like me?
Today I’m linking up with Jess for IBOT