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Things Chhori says

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.”

“I am Owlette, papa is Catboy and mama , you are Gecko. We are PJ Masks family.”

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.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Party time and Chhori

The second half of the year is very busy for us socially. Almost every weekend we have functions like birthday or pasni or something else. There is also Dashain and Tihar followed by my own birthday, AS’s birthday .these months are a bit chaotic.

We have been going out so much lately that on weekend, this is what Chhori asks the first thing in the morning.

Chhori : “No work today Mama.”

Me: “No because it is a weekend.”

Chhori (screams): “Yes weekend!” (Even though she probably doesn’t understand what it means 🙂 )

Me: “Yes baby.”

Chhori: “We have party today?”

Me: “Not today, so and so will come to our house for dinner tonight.”

Chhori: “So party tomorrow?”

Most of the time the answer is yes so she thinks weekend means party  🙂

One of her teacher from childcare asked me last week if we have a party every weekend. I was surprised and asked her why she asked that.

Apparently every Monday when Chhori goes back to the child care, they asked her what she did and her answer was always that we went to a party for didi (sister) or bhai (brother) or aunty etc. They thought she was making all these answers up but she definitely was telling the truth. I am so tried during the weekends that sometime I look forward to a Monday to rest  🙂

Out of some of them have been big events where I dress in traditional outfits and I love it.

Also Chhori loves to dress in her princess outfits.

She has been very social lately and loves to dance when we go to these parties.

Last weekend we had AS’s cousin’s party and we were all sitting on the table eating the entrée. Chhori decided to dance after her food and was just standing around our table. After a while she came to me and this is the conversation I had with Chhori.

 

Chhori: “Mama, I love party.”

Me: “That’s good, I love party too.”

Chhori: “Please stand up.”

Me: “No, I want to sit for a while.”

Chhori pulling my hand: “Please stand up

Standing up and following her to the dance floor: “Now you go and dance.”

Chhori: “Mama, stand here and take my photo please.”

Then she starts dancing. I was speechless and didn’t know how to respond and what to do expect laugh and take pictures of her.

My baby is growing up so fast. 

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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What makes you ready to have baby #2

Last weekend we went for a weekend away with a family who have a small baby boy. Chhori was so gentle and engaged with the baby that we wondered if she is ok to have a little sibling.

I and AS have always thought we will have 2 babies but once Chhori was born we were so busy that we didn’t have time to think about it much.

We did have the conversation a few times this year but we always ended up saying we are not ready. Initially, we thought Chhori is too small but now as she is a bit bigger, we don’t know if we need to think about it again.

At times, we imagine that having another baby will be so hard and busy, maybe we are OK to stop at one. Then I see Chhori with other kids and wish she has a sibling to play with as well.

It’s like a constant battle of yes and no in our heads that I thought I will get the opinion and ideas of people who have already been on this boat.

I really want to ask everyone out there who is a parent this questions

If you have one baby, why did you stop at one? If given a choice, would you like another one?

Parents of more than one kids, when did you know that you were ready to have no 2.

Seriously, is anyone ready for a baby at all, in general, let alone more than one baby? 🙂

No offense to anyone who have more babies. I just wonder how you mange kids, home, work and life in general.

Please do share your thoughts.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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