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Being a mom every day is not easy. There are days when I wish I could go back to my carefree life and not have someone fully dependent on me all the time.
Here are 5 mom duties that I wish I could outsource –
Cleaning poop – This was more relevant for the first few years, where I could actually guess the texture and quantity of poop from his facial expression. That package was not all rose petals.
Putting away toys – At the end of a tired day, when your child and husband are fast asleep, you also want to crash. But the task of “putting away all the toys” has to be accomplished. You collect them together from every little corner and some unexpected places like the fridge, only for them to be scattered again the very next morning, leaving me confused whether I did put them away at all in the first place.
Homework – While I enjoy some of his homework assignments that are interactive and interesting, I don’t particularly enjoy the English writing where all he has to do is write and re-write some words and sentences to improve his handwriting! After a page, both of us are bored and finding excuses to move on.
Looking for his teeny tiny Lego pieces – When my son is making his Lego miracles, he puts me in charge of looking for the tiniest light or visor or joystick from the millions of scattered pieces. He is fixed on which colour he wants and will not compromise.
Putting him to sleep – I have an active boy who is on the move throughout the day. However, it’s a task to make him sleep at night for he fears that he may “miss out on the fun” his parents shall have once he’s asleep. Maybe when he becomes a parent he will realize his parents actually doze out within a few minutes after him and sometimes even before him!
But being a mother is a beautiful experience and here are 5 reasons that actually make it all worthwhile –
Tight hugs – The moment my son lays eyes on me at pick-ups, his face widens with a grin. I myself go through a gush of emotions at every such instance and also every time he calls out “mumma” in his sweet voice.
Answering his million questions – My son asks many questions (like every other child) and I love satisfying his curious mind. He is truly a “Live Wire”. Why this, why that? My first answer leads to another question and then another and so on. I patiently answer them all and repeat, if needed, till he absorbs the answers.
Feeding him – My son is a non-fussy eater and I love feeding him. He in-turn, compliments generously if he likes something and requests for it again. He is extremely appreciative (much like his father).
Playing with him – Now that’s a stress buster and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. We play some silly games, some board games, and a few educational games. It’s our bonding time and we hope to learn something in a fun way.
Having a little travel companion – Our son shares our love for travel and we love exploring new places and venturing out with him. Vacations are a tad bit tiring yet fun with him.
I’m sure all you mommies out there echo similar sentiments. Please share your lists.
Earlier Published here.
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