Bonnie Small

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I am a mother of 4. I have been a mother of 6, but currently I have 4 children.

This statement can sometimes confuse people, especially when they find out that I have only carried 3 babies. When I met my husband, he came with 3 ‘pink’ bonuses. When I have all 6 of them and I’m out in public, I frequently get asked “goodness, are they all yours?” I always ....

I am an animal person. Self-confessed, very aware of my own shortcomings in the area, and well aware that – at some point in their lives – at least 3 out of my 4 children are going to present me with an animal and that “Please Mum” look on their little faces. I mean, they are related to me, so it is bound to happen, right?

Right.

Okay.

But w....

Miss 15’s boyfriend recently came to visit, and I was due to drop him home by 8 pm at the latest. The plan was to put the younger three to bed (hubby was already in bed, as he had an early start next morning), then drive him home so I didn’t have to drag all of them out in the cold.

It all started so well, the kids were all in bed, and I was just telling my two boys to go ....

As children, we often believe that our parents are invincible. They are our first true superheroes, and there is the saying, that nothing in the world feels as tall as Daddy’s shoulders. As we grow up, however, we begin to see things might not have been exactly the way we saw them as children. This was especially true for me once I had my own kids.

A few years ago, whilst I was ....

When I was pregnant with my third child, who thankfully turned out to be a little girl – or so I thought, I was discussing the various antics of my two boys with a fellow mother in the supermarket. She must have been in her mid to late-fifties and had raised 5 boys of her own. At the time, I saw her as a source of wisdom, someone who had been through the fire I was now facing, and survive....


About Bonnie Small

Bonnie is a Full Time Carer to her elderly father, Stay at Home Mum of 4, and is currently working on her first novel. She loves all things supernatural, and is a Jeremey Wade and Jensen Ackles fangirl. Follow her on Twitter @BonnieSWrites for more updates and regular content.