This article describes the feelings of a mother..
‘Wow!’ ‘Doughnuts’’ Really, you made them? You know how to make them?’- the disbelieving look writ on my son’s face as he gobbles the sumptuous rings in a jiffy. The house smells more like a bakery nowadays what with the whiff of freshly baked cakes and cookies, as Mommy is all set to impress and shall I say prove her ‘Mommy credentials’ to the kids. Fresh juices, pancakes, ‘hot cross buns’-special request from the l’l one-the works! Mummy’s delightfully busy. After all its two years of quick fix dinners, and ‘fast to cook, good to eat’ stuff that she’s compensating for.
Thanks to Hubby’s transfer and the subsequent inevitable move, ’Mommy’ puts in her resignation. Hankies soaked with tears, holding her farewell bouquet-grief stricken on her face and Mommy’s home. ‘I loved the place I worked in-‘twas great. Not to forget the feeling of self worth and self- fulfillment(the pay cheque not withstanding).You guys won’t understand-lamented Mommy. But, hey ‘What a relief, no morning rush; no hop, skip, jump and sprint to catch the daily bus-ah-now there’s all the time in the world. Bliss! Sheer bliss! Baking, cooking, music, books-here I come.’ That was Mommy’s mantra at the very thought of this new found happiness.
‘Great! Mommy’s at home!’ ‘Now you’ll prepare my bag everyday and not shout when I can’t find my Maths note-book. Promise, you’ll clean my room too’. That’s the elder one-apple of Mommy’s eye-with his wish list becoming longer and longer. ‘Yeah!’ ‘Its time for Chess, Scrabble, Pictionary-ever-r-r-y day’. ‘Fantastic!’ ‘Awesome! ’joined in Junior.
Gosh!That was my l’l 5 year old’s lingo-‘awesome!’-unbelievable. How they’ve grown thought Mommy-suddenly they seemed so less bothersome and irritating. Kinda independent. Junior can ‘choose’ his own clothes-knowing his daily attire from the ‘party’ one and stack it up ever so neatly in his cupboard. Time’s flown-to think this 5 year old bundle of joy was born here-now its time to pack your bags and shift home and hearth to a new place.
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