My li’l one turns 5!!!

Hey Mommies,

My dear little son turned 5 this May!!! Whoa!! Kids really grow fast…. And now he knows what he wants too. He wanted to have his friends home for his birthday celebration… He has been asking for it for over 2 months now and we too wanted to do it… But my only worry was that most of his friends would be out of town as schools have vacations during May. So we thought over it and celebrated it a few days before the vacations began… We had to fulfill this wish of his!!! He really wanted to have his friends home…

So we chose a comfortable Saturday as it would be convenient for most working moms to drop off their little 4 yr olds and 5 yr olds to the party. It was great fun shopping for balloons, ribbons etc to decorate the house. Buying gifts for all the kids and of course a nice birthday gift for my dear one… We ordered a cake of his choice too but the most challenging part was to keep all the kids entertained throughout the party!! Kids love to dance so I downloaded some popular songs of the season. Next, it was time for games…. I started thinking of all the games we played as a child. Finally settled on musical chairs and a game of bulls eye. He has a toy gun with bullets so thought of using it.

The evening started with all his friends and their moms arriving on time. To my surprise I saw my li’l one too welcoming guests and behaving a really nice host!!! Kids had loads of fun dancing, playing games and munching onto the snacks…. The house was full of chattering kids and music for the next 4 hours. And I also enjoyed watching  my little darling having fun with his friends….

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This was my first experience of inviting his friends home and I absolutely loved every bit of it. The planning, purchasing and the most tiring part – cleaning after they left!!! Next time I ll try and hide some of his toys before the party begins… It was crazy to find his toys under the sofa, inside the shoe stand and all over the house…

In short, this was a fun filled experience with a tiny lesson learnt….

Cheers!!!!

Being Mommy!!!!

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Hey Mommies,

This is one of ‘those’ days!! Days when I get my bouts of anxiety…. And I happen to get them especially when my li’l one is unwell. It could be just a viral fever, but for me it is shattering. It is painful to see the otherwise oh-so-messy kids lying quietly on the bed,half asleep.

I was just wondering, what is it with the word Mommy!! Can’t they think logically and be practical! I mean obviously a viral fever would be cured in 2 days, then why act so weird as if it was the last day of earth!!! Some say coz this is my first child, I would get used to all this with my second one. Naah, I don’t believe this. I have seen my mother worry about both of us equally and sometimes a little more for her younger child. I guess, we mother’s find it difficult to imagine a day without the usual mayhem. After all we are a part of the hullabaloo they make. Like he asks for a candy, I refuse… He throws a tantrum, I punish… He spills water, I clean.. He plays in the garden, I go too… He waits for his chance to swing, I wait too… He is happy when he gets it, I m happy too….He plays in the sand, my hands are soiled too… He waits for some yummy snack, I long to prepare some yummy snack… He loves his return gifts in his friend’s birthday bash, I love to see what he gets…

See, I am there every moment he enjoys something or dislikes something. All mommies do it too. Maybe this is what I miss. The fun in his life. I have grown to become a child too. I m reliving my childhood days with him. When he is sick, I feel sick too.:-(