When she was still conceiving the baby, she felt all the signs of being pregnant. It was really uncomfortable. A lot of things going on inside and outside her. Hormones, mood swings, bigger appetite, bigger body, nauseous all the time, can’t eat or drink some food, can’t sleep well, itchy tummy, itchy body, swollen feet, aching backs….
Then she says, “Oh, I can’t wait for my baby to be born!”
When the baby was born, it was a different challenge. A lot of adjustments, first time for everything as a parent, learning new things about the baby, spending majority of her time caring for the infant, sleepless nights…
Then she says, “Oh, I can’t wait for my baby to be bigger. A toddler sounds fun.”
When her baby became a toddler, it was physically challenging. Mommy had to run after the baby. Toddler is very active and so as the mom. She should be. She had to make sure her baby is safe all the time.
Then she says “Oh I can’t wait for my baby to start school.”
The child started going to school. The mom felt much better and more relaxed. Until there were different challenges. She needed to focus on teaching her child especially independence, discipline, and other things. Her baby is growing fast. She needed to make sure he grows up to be a well rounded person who can survive and thrive in life.
The child went to grade school, to high school, then eventually her child left for College. More and more, the mommy felt she was losing her child. The child became an adult, all grown up and more independent. He was creating his own life, his own future. He was ready to soar high.
Later on, her child had to marry. This is it. This is his own life. The mommy was thinking. Time quickly passed by. What else was there for her? She is done with her job. More time for herself. More time alone with her husband. More time to reminisce the past.
Then she says, “Oh I miss my child. I wish he is still a baby….”
Inspired by a tiring day. by demanding children. Dedicated to my children.