Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Temporarily Out Of Job

As a mother, our job runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year, and you do the rest of the math. It is quite an oxymoron to claim to be out of job from my position, as it is I am a Stay At Home Mother.

The 16 month old Jeev has turned out to be quite eager in self feeding, although I tried to avoid it till later. It is no mystery that self feeding learners leave a lot of mess, and I did not intend to take up the task this soon. These days, he does not want to sit quiet for meals without reaching out for the food. And big brother Sanju, who can self feed but preferred to be spoon fed  also started to demand for a fair share of the spoon. 

From the last meal they had together, it seemed that I had lost my job, temporarily that is. None wanted to be fed, and only eat on their own. Just when I started celebrating, meal time was over and I had this left:

I had spoken too soon and did not realise that I was promoted to specialist cleaner instead. Just when my fuse is about to blow looking at the mess, the brothers do cutesy lovey gestures like saying 'cheers' with their spoons or food put together. And they interact so much these days, which sometimes ends up with someone getting hurt or having their toy snatched. All in day's work for me.

Off I go planning my next round of cleaning and planning the next meal. Also taking note that I need to make finger feeding friendly meals now on. Ah, the joys of motherhood!

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