Hope you are well and had some time to slow down. My kids wake up a little earlier in the weekend than the weekdays. Today, while I was trying to laze around in the bed a little longer, my son came running to me with a vital piece of information, ‘mummy everyone is up and having fun’. I tried not to open my eyes but he wouldn’t stop repeating that in various versions of it. Ultimately I opened my eyes and asked ‘What fun? I am already having fun here’. It’s not a nice thing to snap and send him off like that as that’s how they learn. I know it all but it’s Saturday and I thought I would sleep a little bit longer. But being a mum, you can always make it up with cuddles and some wise statements. Hah, smart mummies, aren’t we? I told him later on that ‘it’s just that I didn’t realise the kind of fun he was having and told him ‘do wake me up next time!’ Can you believe it that I said that? In came my daughter, she is pretty direct and said ‘Doo Morning, mummy wait up, wait up’ (it’s Good Morning and wake up by the way). With her, I can stretch it a little longer and until ‘Doo Morning’ comes out of my mouth, I can still pretend to sleep. But how much you can pretend? Or try to put your already ‘up and ready to go’ toddler back to sleep. Or try to strike a deal with your seven year old, just for a few more minutes in the bed. After a while, you have to get out of the bed. Sleep, what a luxury I had! When I come out of bed, I always think, ‘what was that about, I am fine!’ I am a morning person, I don’t know why I fuss about those few minutes in the bed on a Saturday. Do you do that as well? Just wondering 🙂
I wonder if you also look forward to that time when you get a chance to drink a hot cup of tea. One of the mums from my son’s school said that there are only two places where you can have a hot cup of tea, one is at your mum’s place and the other one is at work! One of the other mums said that the best time of the day is when she wakes up before everyone else to have a nice cup of tea. People with toddlers will appreciate it more as you have to keep changing the placement of your cup every now and then. The little hands are so curious to find out as to what goes into that cup! Mine is playing up with me now-a-days, she comes up to me and points to the cup and says ‘Oh mummy teacup! Be very tareful’ (the word is careful). After all it’s just a cup of tea and you realise it later on but not when you crave for one! You must be thinking why am I telling you about the things that you already know. You are no longer an amateur and have mastered the art of pretend sleep or sorted the timing for the perfect cup of tea.So what’s the point of telling you about sleep and tea?
Am I writing this to tell you about the reciprocal relationship between sleep and tea – If you want to sleep but just had a cup of tea, you won’t be able to sleep as easily as you had anticipated. It’s equally true that if you want to stay awake, you would need that good old cup of tea. So? What’s the point of my post. Nothing, but to wish all the mums on the other side of the globe, a very happy Mother’s Day! Cheers to the countless sleepless nights, umpteen number of ‘not so hot’ cups of tea and the joys of motherhood! This post is dedicated to all of you mums and the countless things you do as a default set up. You carry on doing them because you love those little things…sometimes grumpy, sometimes pretend, sometimes a little weary, but nevertheless brilliant in what you do.
Happy Mother’s Day!