…when my elder born (Brownie) will start extended session in school, that means the regular session from 8:00am – 3:00 pm instead of 8:00am – 12 noon.
When I heard for the first time that the school is planning to introduce it early (she is still in UKG, another 6 months before 1st grade), to get them used to having lunch in school and stay back longer. I was really happy, that I will have to handle only the younger one (Oreo) now. You see, I am the kind of Mom who wants them to be independent and give them their space, that’s how I like to think of myself.
Till 12 noon, I was feeling on top of the world, planning to go to a Salon. Its difficult to drag them around everywhere with you, esp with the stylist, who will always be watching my kids from the corner of her eye, and talking among themselves in their native language. I think they talk about how well they are being brought up. Well I can write a whole post about it, and will leave it for later.
Yeah, so I was making plans, maybe lunch with a friend out. Can’t do that either on weekdays, because if I take them along, I am always worried that they will either break some cutlery or will be looking at others table to find out what they ordered. So I have to always keep my radar matched to their frequency. Oh yeah, that can be another post too, feel like disowning them in restaurants.
But somewhere between being happy and being a mother, I have my moment with a little devil and Angel on my shoulder –
Angel - I am feeding Oreo and think what if Brownie doesn’t like whats served in school
Devil – She has to learn to eat everything. It is a great way for her to eat her veggies and its healthy and hygienic.
Angel – She is used to her afternoon nap, how will Brownie manage to stay up and keep working so hard.
Devil – She is big enough to handle it. If all kids her age can do it, she can too.
Angel – Now that she will be travelling to and fro to school with elder kids, she will pick up more of the swearing-oh fish-don’t care language.
Devil- Now nobody will blame you for using bad words that the kids have picked up. Point all the fingers to the bus kids.
Devil- Start thinking about who will put Oreo to sleep now Brownie is coming late.
Angel – If I taught the elder one to sleep on her own, he will learn it too.
Devil – Now there are lesser people to complain about, so lets just serve for dinner what was cooked for lunch. You can ask the husband to shut up.
Angel – God!! Its not healthy.
Devil – You will have to go and wait and pick up twice now. Different times, longer waits. Think about hiring someone for it or outsource the job.
Angel – It’s the best time to see the smile on their faces when you receive them. That’s the time when they tell you all about their day.
Have a lot on my mind and shoulder with the Angel and Devil sitting right here. But wonder when these little shoulders got so big that she is already gone for more than half a day. Miss you big girl, Mom’s waiting!!