I Wasn’t Born A Mom!
When two hands encircle me and take the air out of my breath
When my dress is crumpled and my hair is hanging loose
When a look just erases the crinkles on my forehead and creates a crooked line around my mouth
When every day’s stress vanishes in a moment….
That for me is my day
That for me is Mother’s Day and that’s why
End Of every such beautiful day is Mother’s Day for me :)!!
My mother-in-law once told me how her life revolved around her kids and how she would finish all her chores and her high point in life would be to wait for her kids to come back from school. She told me this when I was a new mom, my son was around 1.5 years. I was just getting the ropes of parenting and hoping that my son would grow up quickly and I could get back to my job. She told me this when I was juggling a new baby, my job and house helps that would not stick around. I did not get it then, I did love my baby but to weave my entire day around my kids was not an idea that I could fathom. As my kids grew and I grew as a parent, I slowly irrevocably fell in love with them. It’s not something I can explain or anyone can explain, you go through it, you experience it personally.
Why Aishwarya Rai is the face of the cover. It looked to me and to million women around the world that she adopted motherhood so beautifully and I truly respect her for that, but it didn’t come to me so naturally. Aishwarya on being a mother!!
Motherhood is the most beautiful fatigue. It’s relaxing. It’s invigorating. Even if you are tired, you would rather spend that time with your child. I have never been the one to talk about the loss of sleep. I have done it all on my own and just kept one girl with me and I will let her eat and sleep and I will do everything. I have never kept a posse of maids and nannies. Even if it’s hard work, it’s my choice. I am not remotely complaining nor am I judging. These are the choices I have made and that’s the life I have been leading.”
I am not a Mom like her! I took and needed all the help I could around me to raise my babies and am not guilty or ashamed of that. Infact, that helped me be happy and calm and raise happy babies. I have to admit I tried being her the first time around but soon realised I am no super mom and accepted it and am happy with my choice.