Co-sleeping older kids
“Mom please come and sleep with me for 10 minutes!” This is what I hear from my son every night when I put him to bed. Those 10 minutes of snuggling, those 10 minutes of heart to heart conversation, those 10 minutes of giggling, those 10 minutes of hugs and kisses, those 10 minutes of cuddling, all this makes me feel, ‘motherhood is totally worth it’.
WE THE CHILDREN OF INDIA, THE PREAMBLE TO OUR CONSTITUTION
Written by Leila Seth
Illustrations by Bindiya Thapar
Published by Puffin Books
Age Group- 5 years and above
A Homemaker-MotherThis is a story of my mother, a common mother with whom most of the millennials can relate to. A standard middle-class family with two kids, a businessman father and a homemaker, my mother. Life of my mother started with her parents, grown up in a business class family, got married at an early age, ordinary arrange marriage wherein the boy and a girl had never met before. Fortunately, stars used to be in favour of the couples then and most of the marriages used to turn out successful. So was the case with my parents.
Your One and Only
How much I dreamt to be part of your everyday life;
ever since you stepped into your married life.
Amidst your juggle between home and office;
I know my thoughts kept coming back to you, as promised.
How much I had wished to be just you and me;
when you would spend your days just thinking about me.
Workaround the clock
How many of us feel that everyday routine is boring? The same old mad mornings, same old office, same people, same work and same boss. The same routine for kids going to school, breakfast, lunch, dinner and then again back to a similar grind. It is indeed monotonous where we have to keep dragging ourselves every morning. We do complain about work-life balance, family time, kids time, my time and nap time. Late-night sleep, late risers, no office, no school, no tiffins, no homework and the list goes on.
“Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Viraj, happy birthday to you”, with loads of hugs and kisses, Viraj’s parents Rahul and Avni wished their younger son on his 4th birthday, while he was asleep in his cosy bed. “Yayyyyyy, happy birthday Viru, muahahaha”, running came Viraj’s elder brother Samar. He had made a beautiful hand card for his ever dearest younger brother. All three of them were cuddling on to Viraj, while the little birthday boy was enjoying all the attention.