Motherhood can be mundane at times. The same old chores, same old duties, same old routines. Waking the kids up, preparing meals, fetching the kids to school, buying groceries, washing dishes, clothes, floors and dirty bums, teaching alphabets, revising schoolwork, having playtime, reading bedtime stories. It's almost as if we live and relive each day over and over again.
I suppose you could really say that, if not for those moments that spring up when you least expect them. Moments that fill your heart with such intense, overwhelming emotions that you realise these are the things that make up motherhood. Moments that bring a smile, sometimes a tear too, to your face. Moments that give you the motivation to keep going when the going gets tough. Moments that are a mix of pride, relief, joy, accomplishment and reassurance. Moments that make you realise you must be doing something right as a mum when you see your little bundle of joy growing up.
These moments are the #momazing moments.
Yes, I can go on and on because these are the moments I can vividly recall and I hope to remember them for a lifetime. Even if I might not recall the exact time, date or event when I reach my twilight years, I have a feeling I am never going to forget how they made me feel.
Still, when I heard the word momazing for the first time, I wondered to myself "What is it about being a mum to these two girls that really makes me feel happy and amazing?" Milestones and achievements aside, is that anything that tugs at my heartstrings and reminds me that becoming a mother is the best thing that ever happened to me?
Then, I got it. I had the answer. It was as easy to see and as plain in sight as could be. For me, it isn't just about each one of them achieving their individual milestones or accomplishing something big; it's about both of them learning, bonding, loving and growing up hand in hand, demonstrating that sisterhood can just be as awesome as motherhood.
So yes, momazing moments to me are.....
I don't just hope for them to be sisters, I wish for them to be best friends in life. So, whenever anything like these above happen, I just thank my lucky stars that I have these two lovelies in my life and I know, I just know, that this is the start of my motherhood journey and there are countless more momazing moments waiting ahead for me.
And I will continue to savour them one by one.
The making of Scott's #Momazing video
The girls and I did a campaign with Scott's from GSK recently to celebrate motherhood and share our momazing moments through an online video. The shoot involved us doing the things we do at home, like reading, singing and playing, as well as being interviewed about our most memorable momazing moments.
|The crew setting up the filming equipment while I was getting my makeup done|
|The big girl gets her hair styled too!|
I can't say I was nervous about this shoot as our previous filming experiences have definitely prepared and helped us. Nonetheless, the only thing that made me more tense was that we had absolutely no idea of what we needed to do. Yes, unlike our last TVC, we were not given any storyboard or script beforehand so I was totally unsure of what was going to happen. It was exciting in the sense that we had to think on our feet and be spontaneous for every scene.
|Singing Itsy Bitsy Spider and other nursery rhymes|
|Playing phonic games and seeing who has the fastest finger|
|The big sister singing to the little one as she lays on her lap to drink milk|
|The scene where the big sister reads a book to the younger one|
I think we have been very lucky in the majority of our photoshoots and filming experiences in that the kids did not have to leave their comfort zones but instead just be the way they are - happy, innocent, loving. I highly doubt that these two will be able to act in the near future but I think they have a flair for being naturals in front of the camera as long as you allow them to be who they truly are.
|Putting on a smile during the emotionally charged interview|
Moving on to the interview, which usually is the gist and pivotal part of the whole video, I must say this was the most stirring and emotional one that I have ever done. No, I didn't need to talk about any brand or product, I didn't have any teleprompter in front of me, I didn't need to memorise any script as there was none. What I needed to do was to share from the heart.
|I had to take pauses, at times to find the right words, at times to regain control over my emotions|
The time when Ariel ran away from us in the mall and how the big sister ran after her to bring her back, only to realise that she herself was teary-eyed from the thought that she might lose her own sister.
The time when Angel was late for school because she wanted to try letting the little one lie on her lap to drink milk, and she lovingly and patiently did so while stroking her face and singing nursery rhymes to her.
The time when Ariel threw a huge tantrum over not being able to press the lift button and when she refused to remove her shoes or calm down, it was me who left her to deal with her temper alone so I could do the chores, and it was the big sister who despite being yelled at and pushed by the toddler, went to soothe her, took her shoes off and brought her inside the room to play.
|Don't let the tears fall, I keep telling myself|
|Many thanks to the team for all the time and effort in filming, we hoped you enjoyed it as much as we did!|
What are some of your most memorable momazing moments?
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post between Scott's and A Happy Mum. All opinions are my own.