I know it’s a little late to write for this link party which went up on Monday (its #MondayMommyMoments after all !) But isn’t it what motherhood is all about? You plan something for how your day would go, but you end up with an all together different kind of a day. The same has happened with me. For the last 3 days I would wake up with this write-up as a priority task, but my little ones would end up being my only priority. Yes they seek undivided attention, lest you end up in a havoc like situation, with a constantly crying baby and a hyper-active toddler trying to do everything on his own.
One thing about being a Mommy is that there are no precedents because your child/children are growing everyday and you too are evolving as a mother with them. As a mother you could be in for a pleasant or unpleasant surprise anytime, anywhere. If I sit down and retrospect, like every mother I have a series of Happy Mommy Moments; but to recount all of them is a tedious task. So I am going to iterate my latest Happy Mommy Moment here. Here goes the story-
Lately I have started following one practice very stringently. This I have done because I figured that if I don’t, I will end up with bigger dark circles around my eyes and will become a perpetual zombie. So, these days, whenever my younger one goes to sleep, I take the liberty of leaving my elder one (he will hence forth be address as Nick) in my Mother-in-laws vigilance and take a quick nap.
The other day, after I finished the humongous task of getting Nick to have his lunch and putting Lucky (the younger one now on will be called so) to sleep, I lied down for my siesta. Around just five minutes later, Nick came up from behind and hugged me extremely affectionately. What he said next touched the core of my heart.
He said, “Mamma! I have come to take you and ‘Chota Baby’ back home from the hospital. Once you are home, I will take care of both of you.” and with this he planted a peck on my cheek. Somehow the impression of me lying on the hospital bed had surfaced from his memory.
As I heard his words, my heart skipped a beat because it reminded me of that one week in my life when my soul was torn apart into two halves
I was delighted because of the arrival of my little one, but was equally worried for Nick because this was the first time since his birth that I was going to be away from him for almost a week. On one hand I was reveling in the pleasure of having Lucky in my hands and on the other hand my heart yearned for Nick who was allowed to see me for only 10-15 minutes a day for the duration I was in the hospital.
In the hospital and during the last 5 months, it has worried me a lot that Nick may feel neglected and become insecure after the arrival of his younger sibling. But his words cleared my mind of any doubts or anxieties with regards to any such adverse affects on him.
I know that as both my sons will grow up they are liable to have differences in behavior, opinions and expectations from life. But for now it is only Love and Affection in the air…