So I realised something last night.

I always have the best ideas late at night when I’m supposed to be going to sleep.

Anyway, I realised that life is supported by, surrounded by and relies upon relationships.

Not just with a husband or wife or partner. But with everyone we meet.

We form some kind of relationship with everyone. It may be purely surface level, like with the guy at the petrol station.

It may be a bit more meaningful, like with your child’s teacher.

There are friend relationships and many different types of these. Best friend, school friend, childhood friend, ballet friend, new friend, mum friend, dude friend.

Family relationships are often the most complex and complicated. Spouse, children, parents, in laws, cousins, aunties, grandparents.

The more I think about this, the more I realise how important it is to teach our kids the value of relationships.

Because they encounter them from the moment they open their eyes. Literally. They will immediately see the doctor or midwife and then their mother.

The mother/child relationship has already begun before they arrive earthside. They hear their mumma’s voice from the inside and can be calmed by it when they are out.

Relationships are all around us. We invest more time and energy into some relationships more than others. And there is a multitude of reasons for this.

I guess it just got me thinking that people are invested in and rely upon other people. And these relationships are what makes our little worlds turn.

I believe in what you give out is what you receive. If you give positivity, gratitude, love and light then hopefully you find that in the people you surround yourself with.

It can be hard not to feel things like jealousy, frustration, inferiority, superiority. I hate feeling these things. But they happen. And it takes work within to recognise this and let those feelings pass.

Right now I am feeling super grateful for my amazing boy only family. Like seriously, does anyone have four sons and a hubby as amazing and cute as mine? Haha! Probably not!

But that is already five intense relationships right there. And multiply those by how many people are in the house and that is 30 direct intense familial relationships all under one roof.

Holy shit. That’s a lot.

I think it’s time for me to stop thinking these random weird thoughts and go to bed!! Night all!

(Mr L’s face explains my brain function right now. WTF mum. Shut up and go to bed!)