My Mum Moments - and a Hotel Chocolat Giveaway

Sometimes you get those moments, you know, the ones where you think you might have cracked being a parent.  The ones where you realises you are winning at life. Let's be honest, they don't happen often, so they are absolutely to be celebrated and made the most of. As parents, we have a tough time raising our children. They certainly don't thank us for the majority of parenting that we do, and at times it can be pretty rough. I thought I would share with you my winning mum moments, and hopefully you'll share yours with me too!

Hotel Chocolat Mother's Day Sleekster

Last week we were down in London and went to see Aladdin. It was absolutely amazing and we all really enjoyed it. Throughout the performance, my daughter insisted that we held up two of her toys so that they could see. My husband held the octopus throughout the show and I held the frog. She occasionally nudged us if we lowered them and at one point she told me to cover the frog's eyes as it was scared of all the bright lights. We held them for the whole show and at one point I looked across at my husband and thought, we're good parents!

Hotel Chocolat treat

Later that week, I took my children to Betty's in Ilkley for a half term treat. We had been to a charity shop on our way and my son had chosen a book 'Super Soccer Boy'. He then sat at Betty's and read his book whilst we waited for our food to arrive. I was so very proud of him. I got some very approving looks and genuinely felt so good. It definitely makes a change from being glared at when a child has a tantrum in a supermarket! It was the first time he has read for pleasure and I've had to buy the whole range of books now!

Hotel Chocolat Mother's Day

If you fancy reading about a day that it all went wrong, have a look at this post. There are definitely more moments which have me tearing my hair out than those which leave me feeling like I've cracked it! How about you? What are your top parenting moments?

I also have the opportunity for one lucky reader to win a Hotel Chocolat Mother's Day Sleekster, worth £22.50, just in time for Mother's Day. I can highly recommend the caramel cheesecake chocolate, it's delicious!

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Disclosure: I was provided with a Hotel Chocolat Mother's Day Sleekster for the purpose of this post.