The first few years of motherhood is a phase of heightened emotions. It is exactly the phase when women become anxious about their career. It is exactly the phase when they are learning parenting. It is exactly the phase when they want to show love toward their parents. It is exactly the phase when they want to set smooth their relationship with their husband. It is exactly the phase when they want to rush to do everything that life had had in store all along! That’s why this phase turns out to be an overwhelming period of life, for most mothers.
Here are 10 ‘O’s of motherhood that many would share with me:
Over-alert: When I hardly take a shower because the toddler is alone outside the bathroom. I keep my ears alert anticipating a loud cry anytime. Sometimes, I extend the hand shower pipe as much as it can in order to remain at the doorstep of the bathroom to keep an eye of the little guy.
Over-anxious: I dozed off for a while in the afternoon today. The little girl was asleep next to me and the big boy next to her. After what seemed like a few minutes, when I woke up, neither of the two were to be seen in the room. In fact home was quiet. It startled me. Where are they?! What did they do to each other?!
Over-come: Cold, cough, fever, diarrhea, vomiting, hospitalization – the last thing that any mother would feel terrible to face!
Over-flowing: When for the first time, he dragged me to the balcony to show me the rains and he sang, ‘Rain rain go away’ (without being taught). I have sung this rhyme to him a hundred times before but I didn’t realize that he had actually listened to it all the while.
Over-joyed: When he used to come running towards me soon after waking up every morning, climb up on me and continue his nap on my shoulders.
Over-loaded: Deadline ends in a few minutes and the baby gives a loud cry 😥
Over-looked: When people ask me, “So, what do you do all day at home?”
Over-stimulated: Do you know how it feels to continuously hear a baby’s cry? I’ll tell you how it feels. Even when the baby is sleeping serenely, the cry would still ring in your ears and you would open the door quietly to check if you heard it right.
Over-whelming: When my son declared yesterday that I am his best friend in this whole world. I asked him why. He replied, “Because you didn’t leave me and go to office.”
Over-wrought: Writing about motherhood emotions for fourteen days in a row and realize that eleven more days are yet to go….. 😆
Please share your overwhelming motherhood experiences in the comments below. I am always happy to hear real-time mommy moments from mommies.
Here’s a list of the other posts in this series: