Did you always want to be a mum?

In interviews, celebs are often asked the ‘did you always want to be a mum’ question. I thought it’d be interesting to answer it myself (and as you read along you can too).

Celeb answers are varied but I’d say that ‘yes’ is more common than ‘no’. My answer is annoyingly vague ‘yes and no’.

I have pretty much always wanted a family and children – the ‘yes’ part – but motherhood has always seemed like a separate entity to family. My thinking makes no sense really but it defined the ‘no’ part of my answer. In other words; nappies and babies (largely inadequate symbols of motherhood) were never really my thing.

I definitely would not have called myself a ‘baby person’ and you’d never have seen me googoo-ing and gaga-ing with many a love-struck lady.

And then I fell pregnant. A happy accident. My husband and I were totally terrified but also ecstatic. Beautifully ecstatic.

If it had been my choice, I’d have put motherhood off for, well, ages.

All I can say that she who declared to have not an iota of mothering instinct certainly cultivated some. It was a sink or swim situation and I tend to up my game under pressure. Being thrust into motherhood was no exception.

That’s my story.

And I guess that my conclusion is that although I started off on the fence, I ended up in love with motherhood. I adore my children and although the responsibility of raising them is utterly daunting, I treasure it.

Being a mum is the most difficult thing that I have ever done and I thank God for it every day.

What’s your story? Did you always want to be a mum?