My hand full of summer joy


by Vaishali Sudan Sharma updated on February 12, 2015

Life after having a baby changes completely. A handful of summers became my hand full of summer joy. Read on to experience a new mother’s life after having a baby..

Life after having a baby changes completely. Not that I wasn’t warned enough during pregnancy but really, never knew what busy-ness was till I had Brat H in my arms. The summers before that of 2014 were about quite a handful of joys. I would update my music and movie library. Books I had were never enough and I could never seem to move fast on the one I was reading last spring.My hand full of summer joy 01

The flowers began to blossom but my handful of summer joys started to dry-up. Don’t have any time to visit the florist. But, then I ask myself –“Can this replace the biggest summer joy of mine?” My baby’s birth coincides with my favorite summers. So what if I change diapers all day long and the beautiful fragrance of those freshly cut chrysanthemums has been replaced by the poopy and burpy smell of an infant who is going through a terrible teething phase. So what if my house doesn’t sound of jazz anymore, but I do invite you over for some crazy rhyme time with us! So what if my favorite beverage these days is a ginger ale and sleep is like a distant dream. So what if I have to arrange meals three times a day, feed Brat H and not give up each time he decides to turn away from it all. So what if the bed needs a fix and my morning cup of tea rests in the microwave, gets heated thrice before it is gulped down the throat, cold. So what if the laundry needs to be done and the dishes are sitting in the sink, so what if the dusty glass top and the froth that accumulates on the bath cubicle stays there for a while.

I don’t quite know how long it will take before all this gets sorted. I do need to update my music library and finish that book I left in between but for now I am in love with such a splendid experience called motherhood. I love the business of cleaning poops and changing diapers. All in all, I am in love with my lil summer joy and yes, life changes after having a baby! But I wasn’t told enough about how beautiful it gets thereafter.

Originally posted on A Momma’s View

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