A Mother's Journey From Then To Now
As much as I tried, motherhood not to rock my world,but it did. So on a lonely morning, I thought of things which were so cool before I became a mother and how with my motherhood journey this has changed from then to now.
Some of them are as follows-
Then: Dressing for fashion
Back then it was all about fashion, I knew what would go with my pencil skirt. I wore exactly what I wanted.
Now: Dressing for function
Now I have a different thought when I going out. Is this shirt dark enough to hide all the child- induced stains?
Then: Heels are cute!
Wearing heels was the best possible way to outshine a dress. The thought of looking great with a pair of heels was enough motivation to walk miles and miles.
Now: Heels are so freaking dangerous!
Now you wear heels only if you want to break your neck, legs or any adjoining body part. Carrying a child on one hip and the baby gear on other with heels won’t leave you in one piece.
Then: Nap time is heavenly
Sleeping meant only about pampering yourself. The only one you need to please be you with a tight sleep.
Now: Nap time is a fiasco
Now you think of taking a nap and the guilt of skipping some thousand things kills you. During a nap time, you are supposed to prepare a checklist of things to be done.
Then: Indulgence all around
You can indulge, eat whatever you want. Even a full bowl of Gelato was not a sin then.
Now: Sharing is caring. Even if not willing!
Now eating a bowl of gelato means, I would possibly get two bites. By the time you are ready for the third bite, the bowl is clean as if somebody just washed it.
Then: A quick Weekend trip
Then the quick weekend trip meant, throw your essentials in a bag and get going. Nothing more required, no worries nothing.
Now: Nothing is quick in the weekend trip
Now there is no such thing. Going for a trip means days of planning of which kid's toy you need to take. Dare you miss your child’s musical toy.
Then: Watching TV is the best!
Then who can stop you from watching your favorite shows. You are your master. Watch whatever you want without anyone disturbing you.
Now: Only, if you get some to watch
Now you watch TV, when your child has gone to sleep. If rule not followed, you watch cartoon shows and listen to obnoxious songs.
The list can go on and on. There are tons of things that have changed. But then I guess motherhood is all about- Motherhood changes everything.
Share if you have more such not-so-cool anymore things now.