...Here's a big hello and how-do-you-do! This is Kodi's Mom and I brag, I mean, blog about my son over at Kodimeow Kronicles. Some of you food bloggers may have also met my alter - @ - from the much neglected Yum Yum Mum Mum. I signed on to DesiMomzClub a few days after it was incorporated but just now found the right time and topic to start off.
Asha and Sandeepa have been arm twisting us to post something 'mothery' to honor Mother's Day. To get them off my back and because today is a Thursday in May, I thought I should post my take on motherhood right along with my intro..
[Warning: Keep Kleenex box handy. Either to sniffle in or to throw at the screen.]
..watching the world go by from 33 inches of height, through innocent eyes and a guiltless heart.
..learning to laugh, instead of yell, when your toddler empties a large box of dry beans on the floor and throws some on himself.
..crying over spilt milk. Breast milk. Pumped breast milk.
..discussing with your mom over an international phone call, the smell, color, texture and other such intricacies of your baby's poop. You know, just to make sure it is normal and all.
..making a milestone out of a mole. And then blogging about it.
..melting like candle, as a playful, loving father emerges out of your no-nonsense husband.
..when you wake up on day 3 and realize in horror that this is not a job that you can walk away from, or a project that you can hand off or a hobby that you can leave incomplete. It is a lifetime responsibility.
..believing that every wiggle and facial movement of your newborn is a Kodak moment.
..realizing later that even the best of Kodaks can never capture the essence of such moments the way your heart does.
..looking at your parents with renewed reverance; and wondering how on earth they raised THREE little monsters into human beings, while you're struggling with just one.
..about keeping promises. Whether it is 'As soon as I finish cooking, I will take you out' OR 'If you tear that book one more time, no more reading today'.
..about realizing that parenting is like a religion...there may be a 100 different ways to it, but the end goal is the same.
..when you change your opinion about Mother's Day. Of course, it is no longer just another Hallmark gimmick, and of course, you're expecting a celebration. After all, you now understand what it means to be a Mother.
Happy Mother's Day, comrades!