Bit by bit, my notions and my perspective about motherhood and its various phases are changing. Before the little on walked into my life, I had my own theories about everything. All of this accumulated from experience as a maasi to my now 8-year old nephew and all the books and articles I have read over a period of time. But for nothing do they say “Child is the father of man”.
I was in Chennai and accompanied my daughter to my grandchild’s open day (in play school!) session. On enquiring about N (my granddaughter), the teacher, smilingly, said ‘Your daughter has leadership qualities’. Leadership qualities at 3 yr and 2 months!!
A very cliche question generally asked by parents and relatives of a young kid - What do you want to become when you grow up – Musician, Rockstar, NASA scientist, Kathak Dancer, Movie Star, Cricketer, Footballer and so on.
If you have to blame one person for setting astonishingly high standards for all the other men in your life, there’s just one obvious choice – Your Daddy!
Anyone who has brought up an infant will know that one of the major concerns of bringing up baby is sleep or rather the lack of it. From the little that I remember, my own children slept rather well through the night, except when crabby Mrs. T cast her evil eye by asking me if the babies slept well.
My elder one is a born lefty, i.e. he uses his left hand for everything from writing to eating. Recently, we attended a function at a relative’s house and seeing him eat with his left hand, a cousin commented, “You should have at least taught him to eat with his right hand.”
Once upon a time yours truly was also an innocent little kid, while I cease to be kid I try to cling to my innocence, though not very successfully. As we grow one of the things that we lose is our ability to make new friends.
I am a confident, self-dependent woman grown up in a nuclear family. I really appreciate the efforts of my mother and father in bringing me up. They gave me a comfortable life and I have no problem in facing the world.