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Commitment to your child

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Days spent vastly in anticipation, and a slight dread

Looking at the word ‘leisure’ longingly from a distance

Eating habits shift from binging to conscious nutritive intake

Running for the general knowledge book to brush up for later

Pleasantly surprised to find that you still love singing rhymes

The ‘right’ you ignored before becomes a norm to follow

Merging a play date with an afternoon with friends isn’t optional

Preferences change from me or us to him/her or them overnight

Enter into it with a blank slate, barrage of advice, but learn on the job

Falter, bear, devour and cherish, all with a glint of a smile. 🙂

Parenting never came easy to anyone. Did it? 

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16 Comments

  1. Oh Yes !! Parenting surely changes you from “Freelance” to “Fully Occupied”.

    1. How right you are! ‘Free’ doesn’t have a place in our dictionary. ????

  2. Haha…..i loved this one !! Parenting is the most demanding and challenging ,24/7, profession with no break…..and no manual what so ever. You have to write your own!! * conditions apply…….
    what worked for your elder one need not work for the younger one……so you got to write it all over again !!!!
    But the silver lining is , when you see your kids grow into fine individuals, you forget all the hardship and say, hey!! it wasn’t all that bad, was it?

    1. It is amazing how we can have two emotions for the same thing and same people at the same time na? When Angel eats chocolate her face, hands and clothes are a mess and irritate me but the smile on her face makes me break into a smile too. ????????
      I believe our kids are our biggest investment and there’s no doubt we want it to grow…not for us for itself. ☺

  3. Oh yes, absolutely varsha. The more quality time you invest on them, the returns yield rich dividends in terms of them growing up to be grounded and responsible individuals!!

    1. Totally agree.

  4. Learning every day…

    1. Yes…take every day as it comes!

  5. Love the photo…. I don’t have children yet but I think the picture is very funny! I hope I’m ready when the time comes!

    1. When I heard this quote I felt it was both hilarious and true, so I decided to share it with my readers. ????
      You will be, and even if you aren’t you will figure out how. Thanks for dropping by. ☺

  6. Can’t say have not experienced parenting anyone… but yes my parents had a tough time with me ????????????

    1. They would know what I mean then. ????????????

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  7. That was a neat poem you wrote and an interesting take on parenting.

    1. Thank you Mary. I believe one must not beat himself up for being the best parent. It isn’t a competition. The change occurs naturally and should be accepted that way too. ????

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