I was tagged by Sandhya
, to do this mommyhood tag, wherein I have to list 5 things that mommyhood has taught me. So this is what I have picked up so far from my parenting !
need not be confined to spheres of art, music or writing. It can also manifest in the way you handle your day to day issues, children's tantrums, anything for that matter !
This incident is very clear in my mind. We were in the emergency ward of a Houston hospital. It was a sunday and Sooraj had his first and a terrible ear infection.We were alarmed and rushed him to the hospital and since it was a sunday, we had to go to Emergency. The nurse was getting ready to give him an injection. Meanwhile to distract Sooraj, I started spinning a story about some animals, whose statues were placed just outside the glass doors. I was continously talking to him in Tamil. In the next few minutes the nurse had finished her job, without any kind of resistance from the baby. He was 1 year 3 months old. She was totally amazed and asked me "What were you talking to him ?He did not even cry!". I felt pleased as a punch :-). I can recollect lot more such instances with the kids.
2.Perfection does not find a place in the Parenting dictionary. I have learned that there is no perfect way to parent a child. The culture around us, our own conditioning, the generation we live in, influence of friends, geographical location and finally a strong inner voice all contribute in various degrees. I think given a set of parameters, we can just do the best within those limits.
3.Learning has never before been so joyful. I am unlearning all the things I learned by rote in my childhood and discovering everything along with my children with fresh new eyes. To explain certain things to them, I am reading a lot more these days and I am quite enjoying it.
4.Cooking and baking never interested me before the kids. Though the hubby is also a foodie, it is the kids who inspire me these days to try out various new recipes ! So I can safely say that I have become a better cook, thanks to my kids !
5.The most important lesson of being a mother is that, I do not have to really PREACH to them any Values. As long as I PRACTICE them myself, the kids are bound to PICK them up from me. They are constantly observing me and I spend the most time with them. So there lies a big responsibility. I am trying to become a better human for myself as well as my children.
Anyone reading this post, please feel free to take up this tag ! It would be interesting to hear others views too !
Labels: motherhood, personal, ranjani
#posted by [ ranjani.sathish ]