To all the behind the scenes mothers, you're doing an amazing job

To all the behind the scenes mothers, the directors of tantrums, the writers of the day, the producers of life - this is for you.

“I like Daddy better than you! He always plays with me!”

Soul crushing right?

But it’s OK. Because I know in this movie of life, I’m the producer, I’m the director, I’m the writer, I’m the behind the scenes person.

Laura Mazza talks about Super Mum stereotypes

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Laura Mazza talks about Super Mum stereotypes

"I'm the one ..."

I’m the one tidying up the toys while you are wrestled with.

I’m grating up the veggies and hiding them in your spaghetti to make sure you get your good food intake when you’re being tickled.

I’m washing the clothes you’re wearing when you get paint on them from the play area I set up, and while you create your masterpiece, I wander over to wash the dishes from the breakfast I made for you.

I make sure all your appointments are up to date, even when I forget my own. I’m on the phone organising you to play the sport you like this week, or get you the special boots you need to play.

Don't try to fix everything. Give young kids a chance to find their own solutions. When you lovingly acknowledge a child's minor frustrations without immediately rushing in to save her, you teach her self-reliance and resilience.

I’m the one up till 3am making you the LEGO house you asked for. Hiding Christmas presents and Easter eggs and elves on shelves. Finding your favourite T-shirt that you want to wear the next day.

I know your likes and your dislikes, what triggers you, what makes you upset and what makes you smile.

Image: Instagram / Laura Mazza - Mum on the Run.

Because we are their greatest gift! Image: Instagram / Laura Mazza - Mum on the Run.

"I might not always be fun"

I set the scene for you every day. I might not always be fun, but I give my all to make your life a blast.

You might not see me doing all the behind the scenes stuff, all the things I do that will go unnoticed, but I’ll do them for you anyway.

You are the star of my movie now, you are my leading actor and actresses. You might not see it now, but one day you will, that I have and I will always, promise to make your life picture perfect.

To all the behind the scenes mothers, the directors of tantrums, the writers of the day, the producers of life, you are doing an amazing job.

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Make warm memories. Your children will probably not remember anything that you say to them, but they will recall the family rituals - like bedtimes and game night - that you do together.