One day…

One day I will have a tidy house.

One day I will sleep for 8 uninterrupted hours per night.

One day I will be able to shop on my own at my leisure.

One day I will be able to go to the toilet on my own.

One day I will not have to pick food up off the floor.

One day.

The Rucksack Mama

One day I will not have to wash my own body weight in clothes everyday.

One day I will not have to pick up toys and clothes from the floor continuously.

One day I will have time to wash and dry my hair and have as many uninterrupted baths as I want.

One day I will have a home that doesn’t resemble a cross between Toys R Us and Boots.

One day I will not find finger prints on the windows, doors, radiators and mirrors.

One day.

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One day I will not have to re-heat my drink five times.

One day I will not spend my days racing from one after school activity to the next.

One day I will not have milk-stained, food stained and goodness knows what else stained clothes!

One day I will finish a conversation with a friend in one attempt.

One day my phone will ring and I will actually be able to answer it.

One day.

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BUT….That day will mean…

No cuddles.

No kisses.

No giggles.

No little faces, fingers and toes.

No ‘little helpers’.

No one running in shouting ‘Mummy‘.

No playtime.

No bedtime stories.

No new words, or phrases.

No cute school shows or concerts.

No wild/fun bath times.

No little people to do fun stuff with.

family travel

I have heard a lot of parents lately complaining about all the things they can’t do now they have children. All the things they wish they could do, and all the things they are missing out on now they have children.

Just think what we will be missing when they are all grown up.

We all get frustrated but really, they are not little for long!

So….one day I will have all those things but for now I have four little smiles, 40 little fingers, 40 little toes and four huge personalities to keep me going.

Embrace the chaos..because it wont last forever and if you blink you might just miss something incredible!


  1. Ahh you are so right and we tend to wish all those things away and not realize while wishing them to grow up so we can get some things back for ourselves it means that they will be grow up and gone and empty will settle in. Lovely post. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  2. You're so right! I enjoy every single day of my little boy being a baby because I've been happier than I've ever been since he entered our lives. I don't have time to complain, haha. Kaye @

  3. This is such a wonderful post and it is exactly my way of thinking. I don't mind all the things in the top list because they mean I get all the things in the bottom list and I definitely think it will be a sad day when my kids have grown up and left home. I love having my children around me 🙂

  4. Enjoy every second as they grow up so fast. I look at my 33 year old son and wonder where time went. I have a second bite at the cherry so to speak as I now have grandkids to watch grow up

  5. I am so lucky to have a wife with exactly that attitude. Hence our Dad Network hash tag of #cherisheverymoment She always reminds me to be so thankful for what we have now. Thanks for sharing this and for linking up #bigfatlinky

  6. This is such a healthy, happy attitude to have! *high fives* You're completely right of course because hindsight is 20/20 and loving the little things is what makes up most of our happiness – heard this on the radio just yesterday! Thanks so much for linking up at #sharethejoy this week – have pinned to my favourites board 🙂

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