Monday, January 23, 2012

Being a Mom - Part I




One of the hundreds of loving moments which makes life worth living...
 When I was thoroughly enjoying Sidney Sheldon’s ‘Tell Me Your Dreams’, I was intrigued by the multiple personalities of Ashley Paterson. It was unbelievable that a person could have a diverse personality inside their psyche, that was until my own alternate personality took over me. My alternate personality was called ‘Maa’ and it was completely opposite of what I was. The advantage I had over Ashley was that, I was aware of both the sides of these personalities and could interact with them. I am spared the mystery at least! Whew.

Little Rayyan
Life was simple and boring until 20th August 1991. At 7.18 a.m. on that day, the most wonderful moment of my life took place. I gave birth to a child and I was born again. That is a contradictory sentence, but that is how life has been ever since. When I say, ‘I was born’, that is the beginning of my alter personality which started taking over me and changing me into a Maa. Days have passed by, and finally, ‘Maa’ rules my life now.




I was a trouble maker as a child, but, as I grew up, I sobered down. Though I had those temper tantrums, crying bouts and other teen related symptoms; for most of my teen years I was quite, scared and withdrawn young girl. I was afraid of the world. Loud sounds, fights, dogs, cows, men, and eve teasers everything scared me in my teens. I do not understand when and why the transition happened, but somewhere during my adolescent time it took place slowly and unnoticed by me. On the other hand, that could be one of the other alter egos taking over me, or just simple growing up process. Whatever, I damn sure that I was not the same person in my teens, as I am now or I was in my childhood.  The present myself can relate well to the childhood myself, but in no way can it see eye to eye with my teen self; which was hollow, pretentious, always trying to please others, and nervous.
I am indebted to my children for returning my own self back to me.  Few Memorable moments I have enjoyed with my loving children. 
               
Having fun with costumes
Another childish behavior of Maa LOL
Annie enjoying Farheena's birthday cake
               
Annie wears flowers in her hair for the first time.
The beach dramas...
Rayyan being extremely excited about his paper  hat
Picnics are more fun with children
                                     
                                              Cooking is fun when you cook for your kids. Their smile pays  with happiness

22 comments:

  1. That was a lovely post ! Photos added more flavors to it!
    :)DeepaK

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    1. Thanks, I wish I had captured more pictures back then...

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  2. How true.The "Maa" professoin does define us. What pleasure.
    Love,
    Rachel

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    1. I understand what you mean Rachel.. Your lovely kids tell your tale of being Maa too..

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  3. Alternate personality called Maa....Loved it. Farida we are like missiles slipping into multiple personalities, with multitasking and after being fully aware of it is the difference. "Tell me your Dreams" was my favorite too. Sydney was the best writer for me.

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    1. I think I have read most of his books.. he got me interested in Psychology. Now I am hooked to reading Dan Brown.

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  4. wat a lovley post and the best part was u let the pics convey the message!!!

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  5. Cool pictures , mother are the best part of any child life and vice versa .

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    1. Only we need to understand the relationship and deal with it properly.. so many people are unhappy with their children nowadays :(

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  6. I dont have words. I just sit here and smile :) Say hello to both :)

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    1. Thanks Ege.. I know the photographs are nothing when compared to your clicks but the kids make it wonderful

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  7. Awww, such a sweet post and love the way you started it with Sidney's novel. It is one of my favorites. Life is beautiful with kids...:)

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    1. Yeah I have to nod in agreement there

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  8. beautiful pictures
    they said God got busy and to look after he created MOTHER ..


    Bikram's

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  9. Great post..my mother loved this post of yours!

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    1. Awww that is so nice of you to share it with your mom..Thanks

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  10. Hello Maám
    Tried reaching you through your email but couldn’t, some technical problem, so sharing the infor here with you, I have seen that you are most popular author among the indiblogger people and your write ups clearly reflect that you deserve this tag.
    Here is the poetry which I wrote on my blog for National Girl Child day and I feel that without your reviews and remarks it is incomplete. As you are a brilliant writer, excellent presenter on blog, a wonderful mother and above all a strong woman.
    Here is the link of my poetry, hope to see you soon on my blog.
    http://cerebralrendezvous.blogspot.com/2012/01/cold-blood.html
    Regards:
    Priyanka (Piyu)

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  11. and yes.. i have the honor to become the 200th follower of your blog.

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  12. This is WONDERFUL Farida JI!! and i absolutely LOVE the first pic... this so reminds me of my own brother!! and baby Rayyan is sooooooo CUTE!!
    Tell me your dreams is one of my favorite Sheldon. The alter-ego concept gripped me greatly. not to mention the exciting storyline. Sheldon at his best i thought.
    Your connection with it was AWESOME!! :)

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  13. this is wonderful farida,

    and i absolutely liked all of these pictures you shared with us.
    children are a blessing from the Lord.
    and you're blessed.

    big hugs!

    xx

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