Supermoms, Are You One?
by Surabhi Kaushik
“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! ***