Tag Archive for Memories

An Unexpected, Voluntary C-Section

There are a lot of emotions around child birth, be it vaginal or via a major surgery. I had never planned on having a C-section. There was no reason for me to be prepared. I was steeled for the intense pain of labor and delivery followed by the elation and pride in what my body…

In Praise of The Only Child

I have been a target for pity most of my life because I bear the status of an only child. And now, people have started showering their misguided sympathy on my toddler. It’s come full circle. I now get a sense of what my mom must have faced raising me, against societal expectations; family members nagging…

When I was a child

Some days, as I am spraying a stain remover on my paint-ridden clothes or trying to get the sand out of my hair, I hear my mom’s words coming out of my mouth. “You have to be more careful!” I tell my wide-eyed almost-two-year-old. “Look at what you did!” I check myself almost instantly. My…