We can all laugh, rejoice and smile at the Pass the Piper. At how wonderful it is to be inclusive and support me, mothers or working parents.
The reality is, I probably got lucky with the timing of Piper’s development. She was happy to co-operate at the time. Now, a month or so later, she is a different child and taking her out is much harder.
I went to a Brighton SWTC recently and just couldn’t stay for the duration. And I just found it difficult to participate in any way. So I left early. Ah well, I’m not disappointed, glad I showed up.
Rather than hide away, I believe in showing up, if I feel able to do so. My previous self would not have done that.
I also think it’s important to share the reality, it’s not always happy smiles try to manage all the things in life.