As the popular quote goes: “No one tells you the hardest part of motherhood is when your kids grow up.”
And this video that has gone viral capturing the bittersweet realities of motherhood couldn’t have made it any clearer just how life will change as your little one grows up to be an independent adult, leaving the nest empty and spotless.
It’s something we all often wish for – a little bit of piece and quiet, a neat living room where there are no toys lying around, a kitchen sink that’s not filled to the brim with dishes.
But what we don’t realise is that one day when everything is quiet and in it’s place, the thing we’ll miss the most is the sticky kisses from our kids and their naughty smiles while throwing out a box of toys in the living room that you just cleaned, or them snuggling against you while you’re watching a movie.
So, enjoy the little things now, because one day you might look back and realise they were the big things.
The dishes can wait another 5 minutes while you snuggle with your little one, and the living room can be cleaned up again. But you will never have these moments with your child again.
Watch the video below:
@annebehling.10One day. ❤️ *watch until end!* ##YouGotThis ##momlifebelike ##yellow ##learnontiktok ##tiktokpartner ##momsoftiktokclub ##comingofage ##stayathomemama♬ original sound – Anne Behling
Xanet is an award-winning journalist and Living and Loving’s digital editor. She has won numerous awards for her health and wellness articles and was a finalist for the Discovery Journalist of the Year in 2009 and again in 2011 for the Discovery Best Health Consumer Reporting and Feature Writing category. She is responsible for our online presence across social media channels and makes sure our moms have fresh and interesting articles to read every day. Learn more about Xanet Scheepers.