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Busy Mama, Busy Baby


Busy MomMy daughter is poised on the second threshold of her short life – she is all set to make the leap from preschool to ‘big’ school. But there is still time for that. Her new school, being an IGCSE one, opens its portals only in August and until then she is at home, honouring me with her company. And I must say, that though it is a challenge to spark her interest, kindle her imagination and fire her intellect (thank you ParentEdge!), this is one challenge I am enjoying. It’s no mean task. I have a number of activities to juggle as it is – household routine, my work and my exercise routine.

 And added to this now is “mama, play with me!” every ten minutes. But when I look back at the end of each day, I realise that I have enjoyed every precious minute spent with my precious daughter – whether in doing 26-piece puzzles, or playing ‘hungry hippo’ or doing ‘princess worksheets.’ People say it’s more important to spend quality time with your kid, but I greedily find myself reaching out for ‘quantity’ time as well.

I know that it’s just a matter of time before she prefers her friends to her mother and prefers hanging out with them to romping with me.  So today when she wants just five minutes more of cricket in the corridor or twenty more pushes on the swing, thankful for this and apprehensive of a time when she will say, “go away mama, I’m busy!”, I happily oblige.

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Kritika Srinivasan is an Editor at ParentEdge. She has her hands full with an active young child and her writing. She is keenly interested in ways to engage and stimulate children to keep their lively and intelligent minds busy.


2 thoughts on “Busy Mama, Busy Baby

  1. ramyas

    I get to experience both – with my older one not responding to my calls unless it is about food or TV, and my younger one refusing to let me enter the kitchen saying “Don’t go here and there – stay with me”. One thing that can be said about parenting – it is never boring :)

  2. Ritika

    I am Mother of four and half year old daughter juggling between the mixed feelings since her birth, having a strong sense of guilt deep inside my heart that have never given and spend time with my daughter. Four year has passed and still trying to realize what to prioritize office or should leave job and stay with my daughter at home.

    Now finally seeking advice from Parent Edge and the parents, we belong to middle class family wherein looking at the today’s expenses, difficult to survive with single hand income so nobody is there to take care of my daughter. we decided to that Monday to Friday we leave her at my mom’s place and then Friday evening we bring her back home, weekends we spend together my husband me and daughter.

    My worry is leaving her with my mother is justified, is that not hampering her mental status in a longer run. Will it be effecting her mental growth and schooling? With the confused state of mind writing this and wondering what to do?

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