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I Didn't Ever Sign Up To Be 'Mother India': Some Days, I Just Want To Be Me

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Being a mom is a 24 hours job, which has no boundaries. One just stretches their limits to give the best to their kids. Make good food, get them to dress up well, make them study and whatnot. Moms do everything to make it to the best.

But what do we get in return have you ever thought? Cards and cake on mother's day and birthday. That's it. Ya, we get the love also but sometimes us moms really need is a break and following are some of the things I desperately need today.

I want a big slice of the cake: yes, I am human too and love my cake and chocolates. But every time, I get a small bite and little slice doesn't make me very happy. I want more and I don't want to share it either.

I sometimes hide my share of chocolates and eat blissfully when no one is looking.

I like to watch my TV shows too: I don't even remember what I last watched any show I like, dedicatedly. It's either kids' songs, rhymes, movies, all kids' stuff. I am bored and tired of watching all of that. I remember everything by heart now. Please give me the remote now.

I like video games. Who says mommies can't play video games? I am a champ but I hardly get my phone. It's either the kid or my husband always playing games on my phone. Whenever I get a chance, I break all their records and they feel jealous. My phone and I have to actually take permission to play on it. Why?

I want to enjoy my phulkas/roti. Yes, the most irritating part for me in the kitchen is to make rotis for everyone in this scorching heat. I have no choice but to do it every single day. Sometimes, some chapatis are good and some are not. But being a mom, I give the best one to my kids and hubby and eat the not so good ones myself.

I have seen my mom doing it, and now I understand how she must have felt. I really wish I could just sit while somebody brought hot phulkas one after the other for me too.

Well, there are many more such situations where I want to put myself first and I let others, and I take a back seat. That's why God made mothers, who sacrifice everything to see a smile on her kid's face.

I am happy being on the back seat. But sometimes I think about myself too. And I'm not at all guilty about that. 

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