Monday, September 05, 2011

I want to remember this forever


So this evening, we were coming back from our walk and the lift filled up with a young mum with a 5-6 year old boy and one other gentleman. The little boy and his mother got off first and then it was our floor. As we were leaving, the gentleman says, I'm going to be a new dad soon. So we congratulated him and I told him, it's a life changing experience. You'll be more tired than you can imagine, but you'll also have the most amazing experiences ever.

That's really what it's been like for me. I'm more exhausted that I ever thought I'd be, constantly rubbing Sensor on my back and my wrists, complaining of a myriad collection of aches and pains, but despite it all, it's be best experience ever.


This is the second time that I've felt it so strongly, that I can ease her pain just by holding her. When she used to cry constantly when I put her down for about 2-3 days just after she turned 1, I thought she's just throwing a tantrum. I thought, I have to discipline her, I can't give in to all her cries. But it turned out that she was teething and had an upset tummy for which she was taking meds, but they weren't helping. So she had a genuine problem.

How is it possible to ease physical pain just by holding a child? But it's true. Children are comforted just by being held or even if you're just sitting there, right next to them. Elisha was teething and for her just my holding her or comforting her was medicine enough. The past few days it's been happening again. I'm in awe. I still look at her and get all guey.

I want to remember these moments forever.

7 comments:

shilpa said...

i love that header. its perfect for the name. just right!

i stopped using these creams and medications a long time ago. it wasn't helping :D

yes, i do wish for moments to go on forever and to remember them like that... forever.

ps
think i'm in love with 'forever.'

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

very true ,shalini...
these days i dont know why jai also behaves like this..he always wants me to hold him and never even goes to anybody...even the maid.i just tiptoe and hide and run sometimes ,otherwise he starts crying...he is only 6 months...

Shalini said...

Thanks Shilpa. I like forever too. But my new overused word is ever.

Laksh, It's amazing how comforted they are just by being held by their mothers. Lol, I became very good at the tip-toe, duck and hide maneuvers.

Kamini said...

Shalini...your baby is adorable! Girls are such fun to dress up! I realized - probably too late - that kids don't just cry, they always have a reason, and yes, holding them helps. I mean, after all, even we as adults like to be held close by someone when we are in pain? :-)

Shalini said...

Kamini, thanks so much! Yes, it's a lot of fun buying her clothes and playing dress up every single day! And these days, it's 3-4 outfits a day thanks to her insisting on drinking by herself :-)

I've always known that Elisha doesn't cry without a reason, but I think now that she's growing and realizing her independence, she's trying to push to see how much she can get away with. But still, holding a child is the best way to calm them and to show them that you love them.

Patricia Torres said...

Totally in love with that header.. :-) Plastic globe.. soooooooo cute!! :-)

Shalini said...

Thanks Patricia. I got it from the PaperChase section in Debenhams in Moe.