My Mom And I And Enid Blyton

My mom would pack my food and take me to school when I was very young. She would walk to the nearby library and pick out books for me when I was in class four.

My mom and I share a precious relationship. Growing up, her choices in life influenced mine. My mom is a homemaker and while she has definitely made our home, somehow, when I was very young, I felt I should grow up and have a job. It was at age seven or so when I didn’t even know what jobs I could do.

All I did at that age was turn up at school and read books at home.

My mom would pack my food and take me to school when I was very young. She would walk to the nearby library and pick out books for me when I was in class four. She would also, in passing, discuss books with me.

It made me curious about the books in question, and I would look for them in the library when I went there next, and I would pick it up to find out more about “the disappearing cat” or “the naughtiest girl in school” or the twins, ‘Pat and Isabel’.

If I cried, she would smile and say “You don’t want to become like Gwendolyn Mary, now, do you?” And I would admire Alicia and Darrel Rivers. It’s rather unsurprising now that I’m a writer, blogger, editor and poet.

I wrote a poem to my mom on Mother’s Day. You can find it on my blog, the link to which is in the bio.

Happy Mother’s Day, once again, ma!

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Aishwariya Laxmi

Aishwariya Laxmi is a writer, editor, blogger, and poet living in suburban Chennai, India. She blogs on https://aishwariyalaxmi.com/ and has a newsletter at https://ash.fambase.com/. Her poems and flash fiction have read more...

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