There are times that parental love allows us to act in ways which would otherwise be beyond us. Today I had one such example but, before I tell you, let me relate a very short story – you’ve probably all heard this before – about parental love. A man who came to fatherhood late in life – with twins – said,
“Aye parental love is a wonderful thing, you know. Without it you’d take these little so-and-sos out and drown them.”
Well I’ve never got to this stage although I can understand the sentiments but today I had to push myself beyond the limit.
I’ve done my share of nappy-changing, wiped bums, picked up poo. In our household I’m the cat poo picker-upper. I can stand most smells but today was something else.
I had to go Christmas shopping!! No, I’m OK with shopping and even Christmas shopping but to have to go to Lush – the handmade cosmetics shop - is too much. Before today I was never in the shop; even passing the shop assaulted my senses; standing outside while daughter was inside damaged my nose much more than my wallet. But to cross the threshold …….aaaaagh!
I survived though and, you know what, parental love was again confirmed as being incredibly strong.
The surprise: the smell inside was much better than that outside.