Experience being a first time mother and again has changed the lifestyle in lump sum ways. Early mornings, late night sleeps, messed-up rooms, wardrobe upgrades, loose attires with flat stilettos, full day scheduling, running short of time and, nevertheless, endless responsibilities. What not more! Yes, it is a new phase of life with no turn back. Managing it everyday in distinct ways makes you feel dignified at times and sometimes clumsy.
My experience knocks me and ask myself to have my own time, and here I make a new beginning with my “mommy time off”.
Here, I just live for myself and count on my time with no other thought in mind and I believe and provoke each proud mother to give a chance to yourself to know you better. Living for others is good but start with yourself.
When things go round and they turn upside down, with clueless hints, her life changes. From I to we, from me to us, from mine to ours her priorities, after family and kids, transforms so much so that she don’t even get to know when and how they appeared. “Yes, this is my job and I have to do it.” is what she lives for then and thereafter. She works unpaid from dawn till night and expect a least is the heart-core story of each mother with new episodes.
“Okay, let it be. I will take it later. I will do it later. Not required anymore. Let me buy other stuff first” and many more such thoughts revolves her around when ask and given for. Is she really worth of this? Is she really justifying herself to the fullest? Or Is she not capable enough to handle this materialistic world? Things can go wrong with her too. She can do mistakes too. She can blame too. She should get another chance too.
Her life is worthy of much more than perceptual stereotypes. And to top up this bridge I bring in my “mommy time off” which inspires me in all the ways and prepares me for the every next thought. My little bundles of joy are my biggest strength and priorities, apart from my better half and caring in-laws, who allows me to live for it and manage my set of responsibilities elegantly.
Loving and enjoying being so. Why??? Because, I am a proud mother of two!!
– Shweta Gupta