for Yianni & Iliana

12 Dec

I am in a bit of a weird mood lately. Maybe it is because of the funeral I just happened to drive into, or maybe because of Parenthood’s latest episode (yes I am Parenthood addicted), I am not quite sure. But what if something happens to me and everything I want to tell my kids is left untold?

This is a very short version of the most important things I would like them to know (for the purpose of actually keeping a few readers from leaving this post right now I have lightened it a bit up).

  • You are by far the best thing I contributed in creating. There will never be anything greater than that. You mean THE WORLD to me.
  • You bring the BEST and the WORST out of me. I would have never guessed that one single person is capable of doing that (well in your case two little creatures).
  • Although I might not look like the super content mom 24/7 I assure you that although switching from working full-time to being a stay at home mom full-time has been extremely challenging (to say the least) I would do it all over again. In a split second.
  • I don’t want to have another baby. Partly because I am out of patience(who knows why???) but mainly because it would mean less time with you two.
  • I sincerely apologize for the times I have lost control and yelled and shouted like there was no tomorrow. I am afraid that this has damaged you one way or another. I genuinely hope it hasn’t and if it has please try to find a way to forgive me as I am a person that is bound to make mistakes. It is the human part in me.
  • I love you to pieces. UNCONDITIONALLY and ETERNALLY. Please remember that.




16 Responses to “for Yianni & Iliana”

  1. ramblingsfromamum December 12, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    I shan’t leave T and your post was beautiful xx
    1. They will know that as they grow.
    2. Patience and Impatience is part of being their mother.
    3. Being there for them is the most precious gift you can give them.
    4. Agreed, although I would have liked a 3rd – my ‘sanity’ probably couldn’t handle it. You have 2 beautiful healthy children who will have your undivided attention.
    5. They are young – a mother yelling will NOT affect them as they grow. Children can’t be placed in cotton wool all the time, they need to learn and see that mummy or daddy can get angry for a reason.
    6. They will remember and you are doing just fine…breathe T… know in your heart how much they adore you as you do them. xxx

    • wonderlandbytatu December 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

      thank you for your sweet thoughts and words my dear J. I don’t know how you make it but you do manage to make me feel better each and every time you give me your encouraging insight!! xxx, T

      • ramblingsfromamum December 14, 2012 at 1:03 am #

        That is a very sweet thing to say T – thank you 🙂 xx

  2. Daphne December 12, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    Beautiful thoughts Tati! Make me want to go hug my mom! You know, one day they’ll read this blog and love you even more for writing this.

    • wonderlandbytatu December 12, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

      Daphnoula mou…go and hug your mom, she has done a wonderful job in raising you two!!

  3. UsedNotConfused December 12, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    Simply Wonderful…

  4. Zollie December 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    Hi Tatiana, so many can associate with what you wright as a mother, a wife and woman, and still we each one has her own unique journey, but still wonderful to read about your travels on the road of Parenthood.Much love

    • wonderlandbytatu December 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

      I am glad you feel this way. It means a lot coming from a mom like you, loving and tender in every way. I sure hope we ll see each other again in the near future! xxx,T

  5. memyselfandkids December 12, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    Drove into a funeral?
    Very nice sentiments. I hope you never have to say them. I mean for the reason you noted above. You know what I mean – I hope.

  6. Keeping it Real December 13, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    Beautiful tribute to your children, Tatu! Also, I’m quite certain that your two babies already know how lucky they are to have you as a mother. A woman who isn’t afraid to show both her frailties and strengths. It makes you human and even more endearing. I applaud you for your transparency my friend! 🙂

    • wonderlandbytatu December 13, 2012 at 10:11 am #

      Thank you so much Anka for your kind words!! This is what life is about though, no? At least I have seen the effects of being true and honest to my children. I have built their trust and that for me is one of the most important things in a relationship that works. They know that when I say something I mean it and I never make promises I can’t keep. Sometimes though, life has other plans and that is ok, too. They need to learn to be flexible as well. Anyway, parenthood is a roller-coaster of emotions, right?? Great to hear from you, hope you and your family are all well!

  7. Ice Beautiful December 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    It was so well said! It almost made me cry! You are a wonderful mother!

    • wonderlandbytatu December 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

      I do all I can and hope for the best outcome possible…Thank you Jurgita!

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