After the initial walking around looking at the displays, she wanted to go to the play-area. As hubby joined us at the mall, we dropped her at the play-area and sat down to enjoy a cup of coffee. While we were chatting, I looked around us at the many kids and mums, young mums most of them, having a nice time with their little ones.
Enjoying motherhood has been our prerogative. Even though we may feel stressed out and burned out at times, we, the mothers, have begun taking this experience to a completely different level altogether. And it is now, in this generation of mothers, that this change is really visible. It's true that earlier too, mothers have been caring and attentive, they have spent a lot of time with their children, managing home and kids and school perfectly. Our mothers have truly devoted all their time on us, making us what we are today. But for this generation of mums, the change seems to be a lot different.
Becoming a mother in these times is actually a lot of fun. Knowing that there's a little one inside you does not deter the young mum-to-be from being stylish and 'happening'. She goes out with as much enthusiasm and is as style-conscious as she was before the stork visited. Whether its shopping for the kitchen or buying those fashionable clothes and makeup, she likes to do it all.
Today, mums are taking their little ones everywhere. And no, the birth of a new one does not bind them down or place them under house-arrest.
As soon as the initial resting period is over, these young mums are seen everywhere - at work, at malls, at events, parties, everywhere. And most places, the little new one is not left behind, but instead, can be seen happily enjoying mum's company, while mum manages to make many heads turn.
Young mothers of today spend much more quality time than the mothers of the previous generations. This is not to say that earlier, mothers weren't caring enough. Of course they were. But now, mums are more hands-on, ensuring that they are as much a friend to their little one as they are a mother.
Be it doing the homework, finishing that project, playing those computer games, going shopping, or watching a movie together, mothers and children are bonding today like never-before.
And not to say, they are managing the house and work as wonderfully as ever. Super-human mums, eh?!
And like I always believe in and say:
'Heal the world we live in
Save it for our children' - MJ
Be good to your little one, and to the millions of little ones out there who truly need every bit of love and compassion they can get.....Be a grown up...save the little ones....
Debolina Raja Gupta