Is it a plane? is it a train? is it?????? no its mum with a packet of band aids and a cuddle.
This was one of the surprising aspects of motherhood just what a hero you are to those children ( really giving birth is a heroic act in itself) and how that only remains for a whisper of minute - before you are uncool and quite frankly just a mum who yells and screams for chores to be done.
So my advice to all those about to become mums - nourish this period, guard it and celebrate it.
That's what motherhood amongst the wrinkles and misshapen body has given me - superhero qualities.