Most weekday mornings, I wake up to the alarm blaring away and my son groggily mumbling…“Is it morning already, mummy?” and followed by, “Five more minutes, please!!” before tumbling back onto the bed and under the mountain of pillows. And the five minutes become 15 minutes before he tumbles out of bed to get ready for school.
He tends to nap in the car on the way to school… How I wish I could just snuggle in with him and shut the world out! But you can’t have everything in life the way you want it to be…
My son calls me at work everyday to rumble about random things…about his school friends, homework, his new creation from his Lego play set or how his Hot Wheel car flew and sped like the wind or how his Ferrari car crashed into the dumps on his PSP! So much energy! And how he has grown…into fine 10-year-old. Behind the cute boyishness, he belies an astute understanding of things and empathy beyond his age.
Looking back, I still remember how he used to cuddle into bed with us claiming that he was afraid of the dark…and how later, years later, he proudly told us one night that it was all part of his plan to sleep with us…hehe! But who can get angry with the little tyke, who looks exactly like me!
But on Saturdays and Sundays, when we sleep in, I still wake up to a small hand twirling a lock of my hair. And when I open my eyes, I’ll be greeted with a megawatt smile, “Are you waking up mummy? It’s already morning.” Sigh…how I wish everyday is a weekend!
Time doesn’t stand still…I will look back on this period of my life with great fondness. I love my baby boy to bits from the moment he was born… This year, on Mother’s Day, I will definitely wake up with his hand in my hair.
Here’s wishing all mums and mums-to-be a Happy Mummy’s Day from all of us at Motherhood magazine!
Shenielle Aloysis Editor
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