My daughter has turned 1 and has recently mastered walking. She is so busy walking (to nowhere in particular) that I sat down and thought to myself that I’ll find a job. I mean my poor father did spend a substantial amount of money educating me. So, I decided to reinvent my CV for potential employers.
For almost 10 months now, I’ve been a ‘Stay home mum’. This honorary title apparently depicts an image of a lady stretched out in a hammock sipping cocktails all day as her baby plays nearby. The slow paced, leisurely nature of this role as a mother prompts innocent bystanders to accost you with their famous question;
What do you do all day?
Recently, I’ve become a celebrity. I can’t walk around in any shopping mall without being constantly approached and talent scouted. Too many of them! They either want to massage my fats away, electrocute my cellulite ghost-buster style, put me in a vibrating contraption that will shake the calories out of me or a combination of all of the above. With this amount of attention, just like any other celebrity, I ask myself ‘Why me?’ Continue reading
‘Motherhood is a beautiful phase of life, welcome to the club!’ This was the most common message I received from most of my friends. To be honest, this is also what I tell my new mummy friends. What no one tells you (out of concern and not to scare you) is the flip side of this beautiful journey. I am not being negative, only realistic. Anything this wonderful will come with its own share of trials and tribulations.
Every day you melt my heart with your toothless smile, twinkling eyes and your little goo-goo-gah-gah’s. Despite being a cutie pie, little lady, you really need to get your act together. You are already 7 months old and it’s about time you grasped some of these concepts of living.
Dear Kiara’s mummy,
Congratulations on becoming a mother. I would have liked to carry on writing you a sappy long letter but what you really need is a reality check.
Yay! You are pregnant! Your new bundle of joy has been delivered! You have been promoted to mummy and daddy! Lots of smiles, laughter, oooh-s, aaahhs . Now what?