Sunday, September 15, 2013

Mammamorphosis






Every mother goes through different stages in her motherhood journey. Every mother is different and this by no means is a set classification on motherhood. That’s one thing about my toddler she does not give me the time that I could research on such a probable classification.

  1. I started as a mother, who would cry louder than the baby if she got hurt or had fever or any other discomfort.
  2. Suddenly switched to a panicky mom, when she started walking and reaching out to pull things from everywhere
  3. Then became obsessed mom with experimenting unique ways to make her eat healthy food.
  4. After that there was a slow transition to becoming a troubled mum, trying to coax her to get potty-trained and get rid of her thumb-sucking habit
  5. Now I am currently at a stage where the little one is trying her best to push her limits, and I feel I have become a monster mom. So there would be frequent shouting, time-outs and then lastly I would resort to the silent treatment. While little Smera is much smarter than I would have speculated, there is some one who predicted this pattern a long time ago, the great Mark Twain.


Smera has learnt the trick of using the word ‘SORRY’, she would apologise with her most innocent face, fooling me to believe that she has learnt her lesson.

Maybe it’s just the troublesome two’s stage for her, but for me it’s most difficult as I feel guilty of being too strict with her. Just this morning, I got extremely angry just before dropping her at school. The whole morning, I was miserable and then a little conversation with husband, that still didn’t help much.

As I went to pick her up, she had forgotten the entire morning’s incident. She came running and hugged and asked me for lollypop. It just made me relieved to see her smile. It’s not that I have never got scolding or maybe even occasional spanking, but I find it really tough on myself to be so strict with her.
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18 comments:

  1. Hi Sangeeta,

    I stumbled upon your blog through indi blogger and just wanted to say you have a great space here :) Loved the post above!Another follower joins the list.

    Thanks
    Pallavi
    Palulife.blogspot.sg

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    1. Thank you so much Pallavi for such a lovely comment ... Keep visiting :D

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  2. You know children learn the strategies quickly but what's most interesting is that they don't keep any grudge in their heart - much unlike adults.

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    1. Tomichan - so true .. the world would be such a better place if we all could retain the child in our hearts !!

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  3. It's really difficult to be strict with kids and Smera is super cute. Thank God, kids forget things easily.

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    1. Yeah it's really difficult Saru. That day I felt so miserable... it's only now I realise how difficult it must have for our parents to be tough with us..

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  4. Kids these days are way too smarter than our generation. The best part indeed is that they forget things easily. Every time I scold them, I make a promise to myself, never to scold them again. And the very next moment, I break the promise. I guess, that's what is all about motherhood. Even our parents would have gone through the same phases. :-)

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    1. Absolutely - I try my best to make her understand calmly but then that day I really end up scolding her.. I have never ever felt this guilty in my life .. But her smile and that hug made up for all my misery ....

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  5. Kids they manage to twist us around their little fingers!

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    1. Bingo Mridula !! thanks for stopping by !!

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  6. We are all sailing in the same boat Sangy!

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  7. Hi, You are right, same here is all I can say. Kids are so smart nowadays that there are things to be learnt from them in turn :) And I loved the word mammamorphosis :)

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  8. Yes, they can easily read us and check out our weaknesses!! Be strict enough to make her understand right from wrong, but not so much that you regret it and then move in the opposite direction after that! :D

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  9. Aww! Looks like the trouble maker is growing up indeed :D
    Its alright Sangeeta ji ;) kids are kids. They have no ego or attitude and will forgive you within seconds :).
    Strictness is a little needed isn't it?

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  10. from a fragile princess to a monster mom :) crisp writing!

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  11. there are so many days when I felt really guilty, since i find her skin is sensitive and the spanking leaves such a blue mark!!! :(

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