Sunday, May 10, 2009

This Mother's Day

I pledge to
  • wake up with you at 7.30 A.M to answer the kukol's call...smiling!
  • look at the food on the carpet and my clothes as food art and treasure them for your creativity.
  • make chasing squirrels as higher priorty to folding laundry.
  • sit with you to watch the moon rise and count the stars.
  • count my blessings by the number of times you smile and not the things I have. Though an iphone wouldn't hurt, you know!
  • read stories aloud to keep the monsters under the bed happy.
  • not kiss away your pain but give you the strength to accept the disappointments.
  • rejoice in your victories, even if it is as small as spelling your Amma's name right. We all know how difficult it can be!
  • give you the freedom to grow wings and fly. And I promise to wait by the window with a cup of chocolate milk!
  • be true to Kumari, even if most days she takes a backseat to being your mother.
  • be happy being your mother. There's nothing else more exciting!
But most importantly, I pledge to be not just the 'Mommy' you love to hug but also the Amma I long to be!

* kukol - Maye's name for sparrows, ants, squirrels :)

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Blogger Vee said...

Lovely. *clapclapclap*
I can attest to the fact that an iPhone is awesome. hehe
I love "not kiss away your pain but give you the strength to accept the disappointments."
Good luck and here's to an exciting and rewarding journey. :)

6:48 PM  
Blogger Meera said...

Oh she will grow up too fast so treasure is an important word.
Dont tell me Maya can actually spell the entire name right.. if so, she needs to be in spelling bee or smth.

7:41 PM  
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Blogger Anupama Viswanathan said...

wow..i know this is pretty late..but could so relate to this post! mothering is such a beautiful responsibility, even though it is demanding many a time!! Here's wishing you loads of cherishable memories and lots of patience and strength! :)..Hope Maya is doing good! :)

5:58 AM  

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