Thursday, April 30, 2009

What I love about being a mother

What I love about being a mother?Something I have never asked myself but the last 14 years have been a process of discovery thanks to being a mom So here I am writing this thanks to Shankari who tagged me.I enjoyed writing this.Thanks Shankari...

I learn something new each day,be it strange teen slang(i never knew 'Emo' meant sadness in teen language until yesterday),making funny faces,breaking out into a jig or a sudden insight that leaves me smiling.I know now how to grit my teeth and count up to ten without losing 'it'.

It has helped in discovering a new 'me'.I am now capable of a mixed bag of emotions from happiness to sadness,frustration to helplessness,pain,anger,gratitude,hurt,compassion,protective..the list is unceasing.Perhaps no other 'job' on earth can teach you as much as motherhood does.My lessons have been many and I would not have it any other way.

I am more responsible and have accepted that I am responsible for guiding my children and that they learn the most by observing me and A.Why else have we confined arguments and fights to the bedroom? :-) Why else did we all decide to set a rule during dinner that whosoever uses a swear word has to rinse their mouths immediately with Dettol liquid soap (yuck)!The lessons we learn.Guess who had to rinse their mouth the most?No no not me..It was A! :D

I have understood that each child is unique,beautifully so though born from the same parents.There is a joy in raising one child and a double joy in raising two.Of how they are able to make me feel loved in such simple yet powerful ways and accept me as I am.

And yes I have come around to accepting my graying hair and sagging parts easily and of how important A's role is in parenting as well.

I have grown not just in wisdom but in size as well.........


Tagging my mom pals here
Ambika (Chennai)
Shankari (Bangalore)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mahabaleshwar-April 2009

Robins seem to have become an integral part of my life ever since Chirpy touched our lives in 2008 in a very special way.My garden has plenty of robins flitting in and out and every time I hear a robin tweet,I immediately call out 'Chirpy'.So robins for me have become synonymous with Chirpy.
Recently at Mahabaleshwar,the beautiful veranda of the room we stayed in had a little shrub.And guess what I found there.A nest of robins.I was totally delighted to see the nest within touching distance and 2 new born babies with their mouth wide open.The mother robin was very protective of her babies, and each time I ventured forth near her nest,she would come flying right at me to scare me off.I managed to click her perched on the wooden parapet keeping guard.Am sure she was happy to see us leave.
The weather was beautiful for April as compared to Pune.Warm days and chilly nights that made me wish I had packed a stole or a light jacket.I hadn't.I travelled in true summer style,all of us.Strawberry season was at its end and I didn't enjoy them at all.Too bitter and most of them rotten.What I got to do was simply relax.I read,listened to music,ate whenever I was hungry and also spent some good time at their health spa :-).
A week since I have been back and it already feels like a month has lapsed...
p.s Thanks flowegirl for correcting my limited knowledge..bulbul she is..