Tag Archive for toddler

Parenting is not miserable

I have heard so many complaints and negativity around parenting and raising children, that it’s made me wonder why people have kids in the first place? From being sources of inconvenience and sleeplessness and general adult-time-invasion, it seemed like these people cherished their pre-child days way more to appreciate their offspring. I know parenting is not…

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…

Relearning the ropes of motherhood

I knew that the day would come when my baby would not need me anymore, but I wasn’t prepared to face it before she turned two! It has been quite a transition to watch her go from a helpless, needy 8-pounder to an independent, driven, determined, extremely verbal toddler. Everyone says that their childhood flashes…

Love vs. Valentine’s Day

When I make heart-shaped magnets for distribution at my daughter’s Valentine-themed pre-school class this week,  I do so under duress. When she gets excited about decorating “vantine day” cards, I smile reluctantly. When she asks if she’ll get to cut a cake (because all momentous occasions require the customary round dessert with candles atop), I…