The salary of motherhood
Motherhood is not a job or a profession but selfless love. I thought much about it and came to a conclusion that it doesn’t fit into any category. Motherhood is incomparable. Even a lady doesn’t know how much she changes after becoming a mother. The feeling cannot be expressed in words. However, I have tried to express my feelings to some extent.
Motherhood is not duty but habit
Often people ask me how come you are able to manage family, kids and now writing? And I just answer them one thing that motherhood has its own strength. When you know you have to look after your kids first then you get up for your kids even if you are down with the fever. I look up to those women who are professionally working and still look after their kids and family in a great way.
You want to detach yourself instead you attach more deeply
So many times, I feel so irritated with my daily schedule and revolving around kids only. Many days I don’t even get time to write that simply rejuvenates me. I just want to leave all and go to a place where nobody recognises me. But for how long? Until my children call me out and show me their creative painting or clay modelling. The bonding is not at all detachable. I smile and enjoy the moment with them.
Because the umbilical cord still exists
My daughter is about to be 10 years old. She is quite independent now. And more confident than I used to be in her age. But the moment I feel I can relax a little, she is already standing behind me narrating her stories. When big one is like this then you can imagine how the 5-year-old would be. This is because the umbilical cord has not been cut but become invisible to the world. And children will always be tied to their moms.
You want to be selfish but end up being selfless
Many times, I am totally tired of their daily chores and want to sit for a minute and have a glass of water. But the next moment another work comes up. I may be hungry like I have not had food since ages. I feel angry because of their mischief and don’t want to give them food. But still, I prepare their plate first and then have my food. No father does this!
I often ask God why we mothers are like this? Why can’t we just leave them on their own and live carelessly? A bird also feeds her child until they learn to fly. After that, they live a life of their own.
To which a voice from inside answered me that a mother is selfless that is why she is always compared to God. When you want to see God and touch him, feel him; you see your mother.
Motherhood can’t be measured in terms of money because the respect a mother gets is indifferent to materialistic things in the world. You can buy luxury through money but the peace is available only on a mother’s lap.