Day12: Mother

I have never been a follower of such occassions like Mother’s day, Father’s day, Friendship Day, etc. but when my daughter pulled this out of her school bag as she came out of the school and excitedly handed to me saying,’ Amma, look what I made for you!’, it just made my day!

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This came on a day when I had been torn in guilt over scolding her for forgetting to take her planner to school and making her even more guilty and admonishing her of her carelessness through our entire drive to school that morning. More than that, the guilt over not going back home to get the planner, despite her suggesting to do so to avoid getting scolded by the teacher. I could easily have gone even though we were well away from home. But I didn’t. Instead I made my by-now-teary-eyed li’l one further more miserable by telling her that this should make her learn a lesson to be more responsible. How pathetically mean could I get!

And that very afternoon she comes running to me with this card, all smiles, her mum’s outburst completely forgotten. Forgiven.

Oh how overwhelming a feeling to be the recipient of such innocent love, so pure, so free of any grudges or negativity whatsoever!

I know I am not the best, certainly not the ‘words best’ as my daughter declares.

I snap at her for so many reasons, sometimes for no reason. I pick on her at the littlest of things, lately a bit too much. I nag her for being too soft at heart to be giving away winning a game because she doesnt want her amma or papa or friends to lose against her.

And yet she gives me this..

Yes, this is the extension of the card I mentioned in my Day10 post :)
Yes, this is the extension of the card I mentioned in my Day10 post πŸ™‚

Just when I feel pulled down by mother’s guilt, my child knows just then how to make me feel on top of the world! And make feel the most blessed as a mother.

Thank YOU, darling!

Life’s good…

I needed an outlet, so I rattled off all this.

Now to stick to today’s prompt, here’s a pic of my mother with my daughter, one who inspires the mother in me and the other who teaches the mother in me something new every now and then in their own way πŸ™‚

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Part of May photo a day challenge

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23 thoughts on “Day12: Mother

  1. Aww first let me give you a hug (I think I got up from the wrong side of the bed today to be so nice). It’s okay to burst your fuse once in a while, that doesn’t change the fact that you are a loving mom πŸ™‚

    But yeah I love Namnu more than you okay? :mrgreen:

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  2. I think you are a fabulous mother. And that kid wouldn’t give this gift to you if weren’t. Kids are smart that way πŸ˜› So chill! πŸ™‚
    Big hugs! πŸ™‚

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  3. That is such a pretty and thoughtful card. And the star card is equally sweet!
    You are a wonderful mom… we all do that, guess it comes with the territory! A very happy mother’s day to you! πŸ™‚

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  4. The guilt trips happen because we are expected to be supermom or goddess. But we are human and our kids love us as we are. Your daughter has shown you the proof πŸ™‚

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    1. Thats so true, Seena! Its because we are expected to be super mom and perfect that we end up taking these guilt trips off and on! “But we are human and our kids love us as we are.” That made me feel so good, believe me. Thank you Seena πŸ™‚

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  5. ‘one who inspires the mother in me and the other who teaches the mother in me something new every now and then in their own way’ I too have learnt a lot from my children! We have to be proud mothers, Deeps! Namnam is great!

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  6. Oh wow…this is so cute! And I to go on such guilt trips a lot lately. Scolding and shouting at my son for no reason at all. And he just forgets it all soon enough! Children know more about love than we do. They seem to ignore the petty things and rise above them! πŸ™‚ Happy Mother’s day to you!

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  7. Children are very forgiving aren’t they…atleast when they are small :-P. So let’s enjoy it while it lasts :-D.

    Heart-warming post Deeps:-)).

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  8. Kids draw a lot from our moods. When the vibes get overwhelming for them, they find comfort in known joys – Making Mom smile, hugs, cuddles………..kids truly are a resilient lot!

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