Life is full of thin lines and tough choices for a mother........
It begins even before the delivery
Can I eat this or not
Am i being careful enough or is the baby inside finding it tough
A C sec or a natural
A n epidural or not
Then it moves on to
To breast feed or to express or formula
To work or to take a break
Diaper or cloth
Play school or not
Which mother has not been on this train?
All you mothers have been?!! ( I knew it)
And it is not a pleasant ride. The sooner we realise it the better. Just learn to enjoy the Mommy trip and drop the guilt. Or the guilt will trip you!!
Generally I go with the flow - hence I do not moon about ( at least not too much).
As an only child turned mother of one I was learning the ropes with Anushka. I hardly had any experience with babies- no babies in my family since I am the oldest in a very short line of cousins. I was guilty of paranoia, over protectiveness, over indulgence.
With the second one I feel like a pro but I still wonder if I pay too much attention to one over the other. And that varies each day. So I guess over all it equalises.
Most recently, for those who feel working from home is great, let me share with you that I feel miserable about keeping the children at bay.
But NO ONE is a super mom. If they let you believe so they have good convincing skills
There are umpteen times motherhood makes you eat humble pie. But that is okay and humble pie is tasty.
My very dear friend has initiated this contest. Do participate.