Having more than one child is hard. Yes, I know your first is hard. I’ve been there. When you’re a first time mum, it seems impossible. Sometimes you literally have no idea what you’re doing. But more than one bub brings a whole new world of perspective. If by any chance the eldest is taken off your hands, you feel like you’re on holiday!
When I became a new mum for the second time over it was a different experience. Still as amazing and wonderous, yes. But life as I knew it suddenly became a whole lot more hectic. I can only imagine it’s the same, if not worse, for those having their third, fourth and beyond…
They’ve just given birth, and most likely thought a few if not all of these. Post continues after video.
I feel like multiple children give a whole new meaning to the word ‘busy’. Time to yourself is very rare. You have to learn to get your head around the needs of multiple children simultaneously.
Accordingly, the needs of such a mum are many! The way I see it, if you’re visiting a mum who has just had another baby, you’d be well advised to observe the below rules.
And not presents for the baby. Chances are, we have enough onesies. Bring wine or coffee. Actually, both. Not to mention cake. Sugar, caffeine and alcohol are what I’m surviving on right now.
'Bring gifts.' Image supplied.
Don't expect me to entertain.
I’m not going to be in good form. I won’t be funny. Or be properly dressed. Don't stare at my milk stained t-shirt and full of dry hair shampoo top knot. And don’t expect food or drinks. The best I can do is maybe a box of biscuits out of the cupboard and a tea.