The best part about being on a sabbatical apart from off course slowing down from the routine of rushing in the morning to spending more time with kids, cooking more of what they love to eat rather than whats quick and available, going on impromptu dates with husband and lazying around in the house in quite afternoons when everyone is going about with their own routine is spending more time all by yourself, and someone like me who has always loved to watch movies and sometimes learn about life thru it its a best opportunity. With a hi speed wi-fi and the provider throwing lot of subscription for various digital platforms for free…“khush rehne ke liye aur kya chahiye gaalib”.
So, while browsing and watching over various web series on these internet platforms, I landed on a web series called “young Sheldon“. I immediately connected with their happiness, sorrows, problems achievements, chaos. It’s a family drama of three kids one being super intelligent that’s Sheldon living with their parents in Texas and have their maternal grandmother named Connie, who is loved as well as hated by everyone depending on the scenarios and situations presented, just like it happens in our normal lives across the street. There are many aspects that I like about how every bodies relationship with other person evolves, but my favorite conversations are that of Connie and her daughter Mary, who is the mom in the show. One particular dialog that Connie says to Mary “You are doing a fantastic job as a mother, it’s not a job that gets a lot of compliments.“
How many times have you doubted yourself as a mother, if you are doing right, if you are doing enough. Just like Mary we all live for the betterment of our kids, most of the times go be young our various capacities to see that one smile on our kids face. Every child is different just the same way every mum is different, there is no way we can compare one to another and if we do that being too harsh on ourselves. Every mother has a unique way of bringing up their kids some are strict some are more lenient. Some can make best of the craft projects some can make only as much is necessary. Some let kids have screen time, mobiles where as some gift more and more books to their kids but believe me every time a mom takes a decision or does something for the kids, no matter if anyone else understands it or not but from her shoes it is always right. Don’t look for approvals you are the mum you have that instinct for your child no one else has it. Even kids fail to compliment mothers for their contribution in the upbringing, they take mum’s for granted and the same kids don’t fail to appreciate their fathers for what they are today, but they shouldn’t be a deterrent for you. As it’s a joy to be a mother, and with it comes sacrifice. Do things for your kids that you genuinely want to do not because of any pressures from anyone. This is surely not a job that gives you many compliments, but it surely gives much satisfaction and contentment to the soul.