Category Archives: Being Mum

Things Chhori says: May be she is taking photo with another flower 🌷 💐

One of the things you may have noticed following and reading my blog is that I take heaps of photos. Especially since Chhori came into our life, the number of photos I take have grown and I have thousands of photos of her that I cherish.

I don’t deny the fact that I take heaps of photos and I am glad I do as they remind me of different times when she was a baby.

The photos I see of Chhori when she was just a few months old always manages to melt my heart. I also have some great photos of our whole family that I treasure.

Anyway, while in Korea, we stayed in a hotel which had a big teddy bear and some nice flower arrangements in the lobby. One morning before we went out I asked Chhori to pose next to the teddy and the flower and she followed my instructions really well.

After the photo, I told AS that I will go to the loo before we head out.

While they were waiting for me, AS and Chhori were having a conversation and this is what happened.

Chhori: “Where is mama?”

As: “I don’t know baby.”

Chhori: “May be she is taking photo with another flower”.

AS told me that he was surprised to hear those words from our 3-year-old.

I guess she will be one good observer who will speak her mind in the future.

Love you so much my munchkin!

Take care ,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO 

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You look like a banana 🍌 mama

While celebrating the Nepali new Year, I was dressed in traditional yellow kurta.

As I came out of my room I had this conversation with Chhori

Chhori : “You look like a banana 🍌 mama

Me: (not trying to laugh) “I am so hurt” (making a sad face)

Chhori: “I am sorry mama. I look like broccoli 🥦 (looking at her green kurta)

Me: (laughing) “I love broccoli 🥦

Chhori: “and I love banana 🍌 and I love you mama”

She definitely has become quite cheeky and witty. I love our conversations and I love her so much. I want her to remain like this forever.

Take care ,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO 

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Take your yogurt mama

I don’t how kids these are so smart and clever.

Chhori surprises us every day with her smart brain and the way she communicates with us.

We kind of have an order as to how we say good bye before I leave for work. First it is a hug 🤗 then a kiss 😘 and finally a hi-five 👋.Then the following dialogues occur.

Chhori: “Have a good day mama

Me: “Have a good day baby.

This happens every single day. But the other day chhori added, “ and don’t forget your yogurt Mama.”

I normally take yogurt for lunch and lucky for me that day, I actually had forgotten it. I don’t know how she knew but she has a good eye on what’s happening around her.

Love her to the moon and back.

Take care and happy Friday.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO 

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I am big strong girl

Chhori is at this stage now that she doesn’t like to be called “Baby”. She is always going to be my baby but at 3 she thinks she is a big girl and gets annoyed if anyone calls her “Baby”.

Recently she moved from 2-3 years room to 3-4 years room in her childcare so she calls all her friends in 2-3 years room babies.

We know about it so we try not to call her a baby in front of her. But sometimes, AS and I will have a conversation and suddenly we hear Chhori saying, “I am not a baby, I am big strong girl.

Then we realised that we had called her a baby in our conversation unconsciously and she has picked up on it.

She also got upset with my SIL when she called her my “baby doll” and with my nephew when he said, “You are a baby so you can’t play this game.”

I hope this is just a phase and she will outgrow it otherwise we will be hearing “I am not a baby, I am big strong girl.” for a while.

Please do share your experience and please tell me this is normal phase of child growing up.

Take care.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO 

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Aama ko Mukh herne / Mata Tirtha Aunshi (Nepali Mother’s day 2018)

It was Nepali Mother’s day yesterday, 16 April. As I have explained here before, it is on a different day than the one here in Australia.

As you know, I love celebrating anything in the Nepali way. I love the tradition and culture.

As it was a work day, after work I called my mum and AS called his mum to wish them Happy Mother’s day and to get their blessings. We wish they could be here every mother’s day but that is not possible.

With Chhori in my life now, I feel blessed to be a mom every day. Chhori makes me feel so great that being a mum is definitely the best title I have achieved so far.

So to celebrate the special day, I prepared sagun and Chhori performed the mother’s day puja in the Nepali way.

I strongly believe that we need to teach our children about our culture and tradition. We can’t just expect them to learn about it. We need to do our best to show them, create interest and get them involved.

I am so happy to see Chhori so interested and asking questions about the process.

I guided her and she followed the process with tika, sagun and gift. At the end we cut cake.

Then she saw the chocolate that was on the tray that she couldn’t wait for the whole thing to be over so she could eat it 🙂

It definitely felt amazing to have a little cute, adorable, beautiful angel wishing me on Mother’s Day.

And to all the proud moms out there, Happy Mother’s day. Hope you had a good one.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Chhori’s birthday celebrations

As I have mentioned before, we do not follow the Gregorian calendar so on the Nepali Calendar we have birthdays on different days every year depending on the position of sun, moon and planets.  So we celebrated Chhori’s Tithi birthday in traditional Nepali manner with puja and sagun.

Luckily it was a weekend so I had enough time to prepare and wasn’t too rushed.

I wore a tradition sari and Chhori wore a lehenga. She was so excited that she was turning 3 that she had been telling everyone she met that she is going to be 3 soon. It was cute to see her excited about her birthday.

Once everything was prepared, Chhori sat down and I started the pooja.

I started the pooja for Lord Ganesh and then pooja for to Chhori. I explained to her everything I was doing and she listened and followed the instructions. She didn’t complain or try to get up from her place for the whole time and I am super proud of her.

She got the sagun and gifts and she was so happy.

I am hoping our effort to show Chhori our culture and tradition will help her understand where her roots are and how amazing and rich Nepali culture is.

I made a small pink birthday cake to cut that day as I didn’t want her to have a birthday celebration without a cake 🙂

On her birthday according to the Gregorian calendar, I baked a cake and took it to her childcare. When she saw me with the cake she was so excited and started to show the cake to her friends.

The teachers had arranged the table for us to celebrate her birthday. She sat with her friends when we sang the birthday song for her and then cut the cake.

As childcare has a policy of no nuts and no chocolate I had made a simple vanilla sponge cake with fondant and it turned out OK.

If you are a parent, kid’s birthdays are so special and I hope Chhori will have a special one every year.

Hope everyone is having a great week.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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I will buy you another one

I had never thought I would enjoy motherhood as much as I am enjoying it right now. Having Chhori was the best decision, hands down.

Not only has she changed our lives for the better but she has also showered us unconditional love. And she gives us moments like this where life can’t seem to get any better.

The other day I was in the bathroom doing my make up while she was playing in the lounge room.

I dropped my makeup on the floor and it made a loud noise.

Me: “Oh No!

Chhori: “What happened mama?

Me: “It’s nothing baby. I just dropped my makeup and it is broken now.”

My bronzer was all over the floor in pieces.

Chhori: “Don’t be sad mama, I will buy you another one.

I couldn’t stop myself running towards her and hugging her tight and kissing her,

She is growing up to be nice little person and sometimes I am sacred that she will grow up too fast. I am gonna enjoy her innocent childhood as much as possible.

Hope everyone is having a great week.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

P.S: Do not forget to  check out winners of  NEPALIAUSTRALIAN’s Blog Award 2017