Just like the spring, the kids have a spring in their walks.
Just like the birds, they are chirping away with joy!
How are you? So what’s new? I am doing well and trying to make the most of the glorious sunshine. It’s beautiful and so uplifting! I have never appreciated sunshine as much as I do now. The beautiful sunshine has a lovely effect on my spirit and me!
Yesterday was a relaxed and lazy sunday and my little one had drifted off to sleep while sitting on the sofa and I lifted her up and put her in the bed. It was so peaceful and nice. She was having a good time and so was I. While I planned to write, I kept on going to her room as well. Just to check on her. My husband calls it a ‘poking technique’, which used to ultimately wake her up. But she has adapted very well and now she can sleep through! It’s a very simple technique known to most of the mums where you gently place a finger on the baby’s tummy to check if the baby is breathing ok! I still do that, I am sure most of you do that as well:-). In the evening I went to visit a very good friend of mine, a brand new mum! While I visited her, the memories, early morning feeds, the whole night on calls :-), 5 minutes showers (a luxury), all came back! It’s amazing how quickly they grow. I think they grow while you try to catch a few blinks of sleep, while you get their next feed ready, while you try your heart out to burp them, while it’s time for the next nappy change! This post is dedicated to all the little antics and creative stories that we craft for our kids!
If you have more than one kid, the elder one will always ask you about the baby in the tummy and how do they come out. Mine was just about 5 years old and he asked me about the baby in the tummy. Everyone in London knew about the baby in the tummy, from his teachers to random people:-). You can’t explain or even try to explain because of their age. So you end up making stories. Mine is one of those well crafted one. So I told him that when the baby knocks on my tummy, I know it’s time for the baby to come out. Then in the hospital, the doctors ask me to sneeze my biggest sneeze and baby comes out, right in your hand! When he grows up, we will laugh together at this (at least I hope so). I am sure, you too have some creative and sunshine stories!
I try to tell my 7 year old some value based stories at bedtime. It’s amazing how they take out the value and link it something extremely bizarre. I once told him a story of a little boy who did not have the privilege of education. But he was passionate about learning and in the end , he manages to achieve his dream of going to school. I told him that if you want to do something or become strong at something, you can do it all with hard work. Mine was beaming with excitement and asked me, ‘Mummy Can I become Flash (a super hero)?’. Then I realised that simple stories with a goodie and a baddie are good enough.
‘Santa Claus’ is one of them. My little boy came up to me just a couple of days before christams and said, ‘Mummy do you know that Santa is not real?’. I was so sad and felt ‘oh! now he knows it’. I asked him how did he come to know about that and quickly added ‘well! that’s not true’. I showed him a picture where a man dressed as Santa was sneaking through a window. I said ‘Look Santa is trying to see who’s been good this year’. ‘So don’t believe in everything, please check with me first’. Selfish mummy! I know it’s not going to last long but still one more year added to the innocence filled childhood.
I hope my post brought you some beautiful memories of those days when you became a mum and cheer you up to cherish the days with your kids…because they grow at a blink of an eye!