If they make Victoria into this wonderful excited and doting mother or something I’m going to tear my hair out in frustration.
She was a TERRIBLE awful shitty mother. Did she like sexytimes with Albert? NO shit. But did she like that said sexytimes led to babies? NOPE.
She called them ugly froglike creatures, hated children in general, and wasn’t much better to them as adults.
The rigid, repressed Victoria was never a particularly cozy mum, candidly acknowledging early on that she derived “no especial pleasure or compensation” from her large brood of children. Even when they were tiny babies, Victoria regarded them as distasteful little creatures. “I have no tendre for them,” she once remarked, “til they have become a little human; an ugly baby is a very nasty object…..and the prettiest is frightful when undressed…..as long as they have their big body and little limbs and that terrible frog-like action.”
A Treasury of Royal Scandals - Michael Farquhar
Just ONE specific example is her daughter, Pricess Alice, chose to breastfeed and Victoria had a COW in the royal dairy named Alice! There’s literally TONNES of examples of this everywhere and I really wish more people knew she was the absolute pits as a mom.