To a young mother

Everytime I see you with your baby, I am wonderstuck by how good you are at this mother thing. I watch as you wrap your daily schedule around him – as you scramble to finish your chores and get some rest in the brief intervals that he is asleep. As you hearken to his every cry, and sooth his every hurt, real or pretend. As you unfailingly sing him to sleep every night, no matter how long that takes. As you spin story after story in order to get him to eat. As you watch ‘how-to-draw-cats-and-dogs’ shows so that you can teach him to draw. As you go the Czechoslovakia way and try to teach him equations and multiplication tables šŸ™‚ As you point out innumerable autos to him and look as excited about it as he really is. As you smile for him unceasingly. As you instinctively, and deliberately too, devote your energy and love to him.
You make me realize that motherhood is worthy of every poem written about it.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Manjari on July 1, 2010 at 3:39 am

    What made you choose this subject?

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  2. Posted by vasudasuresh on July 1, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Had been to visit my cousin sis n baby nephew šŸ™‚

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  3. Posted by Anurag on August 9, 2010 at 7:09 am

    Absolutely agree wid u, seen my bhabhi adjust her whole day according to her 2 cute little kids…but the guy shud not be completely ignored here while giving the credits-shower some praise for the male ego as well šŸ˜€

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  4. It requires the work of a full time job indeed. But as someone said, if you love it, it is no longer work.

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