Life has come a full circle. What started as reluctance to even wash a single bowl of Maggi has now come to staying up late to wash all dishes, clean all clothes and set the house in order.
Motherhood is precious, they say. I agree, but I will also add that it is formidable, perspiring and at times pain staking piece of work! The cuddles and love are a sweet compensation; but tantrums and howling follow quite often.
This mystical art of being a perfect parent- the right balance of firmness and fondness is hard to master from any help books or advices. For me the middle path is to have essential fun, freedom for all ( most importantly- myself) and keep the basic minimal home environment functioning.
The onslaught of online classes, online tools and craft materials have only made the task more dull and tedious. It is a laborious task for me to attend their small screen classes with full concentration. My boys invariably play hide and seek and ruin my reputation in front of their sincere teachers in a thousand different ways every day!
I seek to salvage the situation by taking them outside to nature’s wondrous school. The easy to access and free learning laboratory of abundant sunshine, ⛅ clouds, vivid rains, colorful rainbows and mesmerizing creations.
The most important lessons for my boys remain the life sketches and heroic acts of the great heros who walked on this land. History, in my opinion is one of the greatest teachers and a science in itself. Hopefully they will emulate the right seeds of compassion, contentment and conscience in their own sweet time from their environment.