Mama has entered the building!

running mom

I was at school being a good little mom, wiping off hundreds of little wooden farm animals.

School materials have to be cleaned regularly of grubby little fingerprints. And volunteering is expected if you don't want to be known, as 'that mom who never helps out'.

Suddenly I heard excited whispers, culminating in one loud cry: 'Mommyyyy!'

He was happy to see me!

I looked towards the sound and there was my son Piet, looking like he'd just been offered a dozen Happy meals. I gave him a little wave, which made him jump up and down in a heady combination of joy and excitement, and he waved back so hard he almost fell down.

Now I know how people like Carl Lewis en Paula Radcliffe feel! And I didn't even have to run one centimeter.

All I had to do to receive this unadulterated adoration was being Piets mom.


  1. so cute and adorable! loved the read
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  2. Aw it's always the best feeling knowing youre loved and doing a fab job as Mummy isnt it? :) #twinklytuesday

    1. Yes, it really is Lianne. So often the work you do as a mom is invisible. So it's alway nice to get some positive feedback.

  3. Awwww, how sweet! So happy you shared this with us at #FridayFrivolity this week!

  4. Greatist feeling ever! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

  5. Aww, sniff sniff... thanks for sharing a moment of happy with us at #FridayFrivolity! *hugs*

  6. Isn't it a wonderful age, when your children don't hide their faces to see you in school?!? Must have made your heart burst from your chest. :-) #KCACOLS