I think you may have gathered by now that sometimes I find Motherhood a bit difficult. I'm not natural at baking or crafts. I couldn't whip up a World Book Day fancy dress outfit if I tried (and believe me I have) and teacher shouty voice can often be heard screaming "GET YOUR SHOES ON" three minutes after we are supposed to have left for school. But today I smashed it.
I made this! (I didn't)
In the grand scheme of things these are really tiny parenting triumphs. I am sure there are armies of women who will exclaim "well that's what I do everyday!". But for me it a culmination of lots of mini things that made me feel great. I think sometimes we are quite quick to focus on the things we are crap at and forget the things that make us amazing. The things that maybe go unnoticed by our other halves or kids. Making sure a PE kit is ready and washed for a Monday morning or remembering the £1 for a another fancy dress day. That dance you do when your son poo's on the potty and not forgetting to put a bra on when you go to work.
These little things all clubbed together keep your family unit ticking over. And yeah OK you haven't saved a life and in the scheme of things cooking fajitas isn't rocket science but it's all part of what keeps your family happy and that means far more than stopping a runaway train.*
*(OK obviously stopping a runaway train and saving loads of lives would mean a lot more but hopefully you get my point).