Before I had a baby, everyone told me how much faster life flies by when you have kids. And I believed them in the same way someone who has never experienced it does.
But now being a mother myself, I know exactly what they mean. Chhori is already 2.5 years old and it is hard to deny how time has flow by so quickly. Sure, sometimes I wish I could still hold her, swaddled in a blanket, like the day she came home for the very first time from the hospital. But those moments are fleeting.
The other day, she came and slept on my lap after a long time and it felt so good. She is still this tiny person but things that come out of her mouth surprise me all the time.
The other night I finished making the bed and she said, “Thank you for making my bed mama.” No one taught her that but it is so nice to hear that.
The other day I was in our driveway waiting for the automatic door to open so I took one of my hands off the wheel and she said, “Mama, please drive with both hands.”
I was reversing into the car spot so I unbuckled my seat belt so that I could see properly and Chhori told me, “Please don’t take off your seat belt mama.”
She wanted me to dance with her so she said, “Stand on the circle and do like this, (lift one foot off the ground) and clap like me.”
And there are times she comes and complains about her Papa or her cousins,
“Mama, mama, B dada is not sharing toys with me.”
“Mama, papa said No”
“Mama, papa not play with me.”
“Mama, I want PJ masks toy, B dada is not sharing with me.”
The list keeps on growing but whatever the conversation is, I am really enjoying a lot. Don’t get me wrong, there are time when she irritates me by repeating the same thing again and again but most of the time I love her company and her unconditional love.
M from nepaliaustralian