The other week I got a message from an old friend Dian Pelangi (most of you will know her, a very successful Indonesian Fashion designer.) She very kindly invited me to her show in Paris in order to show my support and have a general catch up! It’s been a few years since we saw each other last! There was about four days left for the show and usually this is too short notice for me to travel what with having a toddler and meetings booked weeks in advance. Originally I was busy the day she would showcase so I politely declined, but was pretty gutted to miss it. Thankfully a few days later my original plans were cancelled and I’m not sure what I’d been eating but I decided to message Dian there and then to let her know that I could now make it! Bear in mind this was literally the night before her show, and for me that’s pretty last minute! I was only planning on going for a quick day trip on the eurostar and decided to bring my younger bro Hassan to keep me company, he’s a pretty LIT lad. LOL
Anyway we ended up missing our original train so decided spontaneously to stay the night in Paris, with no clothes or fresh undies never mind a toothbrush for the next day! Usually the thought of that is an absolute horror to me but for some reason, I literally thought nothing of it. I say ‘some reason’ but I know the reason of course. It’s because I wasn’t taking Hana (my two year old) with me! She was fine at home with her dad and taking care of just myself for one night seemed a breeze, as opposed to taking care of both of us! Suddenly all the usual dilemmas seemed actually pretty trivial when you don’t have to do them with your kid! Whilst becoming a parent has sent me over the edge with paranoia, made me fuss over anything and staying the night anywhere would mean at least a small suitcase filled with everything we need, it’s also left me quite spontaneous when it comes to doing things without my kid. And actually I’ve realised that sometimes it better to just let go of the little things and deal with whatever happens there and then rather than plan every little detail to a T. The fun will still be had! Any other mamas out there notice this change of attitude since becoming a mum?