Supermoms, Are You One?

by Surabhi Kaushik
(Bangalore, India)

“All Moms are supermoms” have you heard that ever? I have. I have heard it so often that I almost started believing it. I thought I could do everything like some kind of a multitasking marvel.


So, it was normal to be a master juggler at everything from home, career, homework and hobby classes. I often found myself spinning like a top to be perfect in all corners! Phew! Of course I was wrong. If I even do one of these jobs without being worn out, I would be lying.

So I am not a super mom. I am just a MOM who loves yelling my heart out, when I see that the room is not in order, dirty clothes lying on the bed or the homework is incomplete. I trip on toys scattered on the floor. I restlessly wait for the school bus, even though there is nothing I can do about it being late, you see I do not have super powers to fly I also I get fooled many times by the excuses my child gives me, I do not have superpowers to read minds or see the future, past or present.

There are many things I cannot do which my child would love me to do. I am not the world’s best cook. I am not the smartest looking mommy. I sulk when my demands for a favourite restaurant are not met. “You can please only one person. Today, I choose me.” I don’t have that freaking phone with all those crazy apps which my child can play with, while I am busy doing something else.

I quarrel with my child, I love to disagree. I plead to feel loved. I am human, not divine. I force my child to pose for selfies at the cost of being called “Cruel”!

“Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” – Ricki Lake. Of course, it is. And that’s why I love everything about it; the good, bad and ugly. In fact, I am also very proud of the fact that I am not a super mom. I am just a mom who laughs loudly, irritates, messes up, forgets, but still loves being a mom all the same!
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Oct 14, 2016
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So true.
by: Amsla

Surabhi exact words to describe every day emotions.great words.all the best.

Oct 12, 2016
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Super mom
by: Sahitya

Well written Surabhi.... U hav explained evrything abt moms.... Really grt of u.... Alll the vry best for your future endeavours...👍

Oct 11, 2016
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Well written
by: Shilpa

Nicely explained the thoughts and feelings of mothers.. Great job Surabhi Kaushik..!!

Oct 08, 2016
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My view
by: nisha vishwanath

As a relatively new mom(8 months to be precise)... I look forward to analysing how I feel about motherhood a few years from now. I enjoyed reading this article

Oct 07, 2016
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Super moms
by: Chitra Rajan

Well written . She is echoing the thoughts of most moms. It's an honest expression . Keep writing. Youn

Oct 07, 2016
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super writer
by: shalini krishnan

This is what happens everyday with me. Feels like you really could read minds. Nice writing.

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