Monday, April 8, 2019

(G) GROW UP!? (AtoZChallenge)



When I was a Kindergarten student, the world around me seemed so grown up. I always thought that I do not want to grow up!

That is exactly what happened. In my mind! 

Throughout school, on completion of my graduation and post graduation, while doing a job - I felt like a kid that I used to be. Even after marriage, nothing changed in the perception that I had of myself. The child in me refused to grow up though I would not equate that with immaturity. 

I am always seen as a child through the eyes of my parents and grandparents. They always tell me - 'You will be our small kid even if you grow old!'

My perception suddenly changed with the news of my pregnancy. I feel like a grown up. Though the feeling that I am going to be a mother is yet to sink; a notion has occupied my mind that life has changed and I am going to be responsible for someone completely new on this planet earth.

Is it time for me to grow up? Share your thoughts and let me know. Do you also feel the same about yourself?

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14 comments:

  1. Growing up does not mean letting go of the child in you! :)

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  2. Kislaya,

    There's nothing wrong with staying young at heart. I am 57 but my brain keeps telling me I'm 18 or 25 anything other than my true age. The thing about becoming a parent for the first time, you get to experience things again through the eye of your child. I remember how magical Christmas felt when our children were small. Their sense of wonder and excitment cause me to realize what I lost on my way to adulthood and I bet you have to even though you don't know it. This little bundle you've blessed with will open your eyes and heart to many new firsts again. You're going to love it, too!

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    1. Wow! I am glad you have shared your experience in detail. Thanks a ton!! I am happy to know that I am going to re-live many beautiful moments with my child.
      Cheers to the child in all of us😇🙂

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  3. This is such an adorable post. Don't worry dear, you are again going to get back being a kid with your kid.

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  4. Is it time for you to grow up? Yes and no. I went through similar feelings. The thing is, I was responsible and "grown up" most of the time, but never lost my childlike wonder at things. Keep your inner child alive and happy. Enjoy life with your child. :-) And yes, you'll always be your parents' and grandparents' baby! Be happy!

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    1. True that!! We should keep alive our childlike wonder😇
      Yes we are baby in the eyes of our parents and grandparents!!
      Thanks for sharing your experience Vidya Ji🙏🏼

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  5. Motherhood will bring responsibilities but you can retain their child-like innocence.You have written this post with a candid heart.
    We are always small in the eyes of our elders and this , I consider, it a privilege. All the best for you,Kislaya G.

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    1. Privilege of being a child...☺️☺️ - you are right Kalpana!
      Cheers to innocence!!

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  6. Life is always changing - we're always growing and evolving. But just as we gain new parts, new roles, new delights in our lives, we still can hold on to those earlier phases as well as tap into their wisdom and joy. I have no doubt you'll be a wonderful mom - you'll be gifted with your child's eyes seeing things for the first time, and your inner child will delight in sharing her joys as well.

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    1. Wonderful! Thanks for the word of Wisdom Deborah... I am already delighted by reading your experience. Waiting to relive my childhood with my child 😇😇

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  7. I will never "grow up" in the eyes of the Indian society! Because I am not married and I don't have kids. :|
    The kids at my stationery store refuse to call me aunty, even though I'm older than most mommies! I think I'm stuck with being a 'didi' for the rest of my life!
    Long sighhhhhhh!
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    1. Aww Chicky! But I think you are living life on your own terms - that is also important. Marriage and kids will happen when it has to happen! Till then, being 'Didi' is not so bad :)

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