So we have this pretty picture of motherhood and cute chubby babies instilled in us.
Remember that adorable photo shoot of you caressing your bump?? <sigh> Those were the days!!
Well, all is well till the bump pops and you realize you have churned out a blob of your karmic ruins.This amazing cute little thing could wake up the devil in you which will in turn rouse the little devil in him!! And then those animated scene of transformation begin – The picture perfect home will transform into a battlefield of lunatics, age no bar here!
I am certain there are tons of other women out there who walked into motherhood expecting it to be just another phase of life, only to realise that it will be the only phase of life henceforth.
A bit of seasoning should help make this phase palatable.
1. Love – How cliché’!
2. Patience – You may need to borrow some from your mom, mom in law, friends, neighbors and even strangers!
3. Energy – Buy it in wholesale. Tons of it.
4. Will Power – You will need to keep refilling this from time to time or it loses its flavour.
1. Ability to have fun
2. Ability to let go
3. Ability to forgive, forget and smile.
1. Take a huge bowl.
2.Peep inside. You will find lots and lots of Ego. Scoop it out. Leave some around the bowl so that motherhood does not make you totally devoid of I and me.
3. Pour all the Love into the bowl. Then add in Patience and Energy. Beat it all together till it is nice and fluffy. Let the air bubbles stay so that there is room to breathe. Sprinkle Will power on it from time to time.
4. Now let this mixture ferment for the first few months of motherhood; till the baby is about 4-5 months old and starts doing the fun bit.
5. Then add the seasoning of ability to have fun, let go, forgive, forget and smile – It is important so that you don’t miss out on this golden period worrying and cribbing!
6. Top the dish with lots of hugs, kisses and cuddles!
Voila! You are ready mommy!
Note: You may find that your dish is probably overflowing the bowl. That is precisely what motherhood is all about – overflowing emotions!
Go ahead and take a bite. It will be sumptuous and satisfying. I promise!