Sugar rush and insomnia ring in my daughters birthday!

Aadyaa is turning six tomorrow. Her infectious enthusiasm has had us all work overtime to prepare for a party. She has worked, opined and supervised many aspects of this event and I can only learn from her attention to detail.

I feel proud, emotional and excited. I never thought I would be the kind of mum who gets into a tizzy over organising a birthday party. But it’s not the stress, it’s the creative juices that drive me. A few moments before midnight and a few years before Aadyaa gets into the routine of bringing in her birthday the night before, I’m pondering…

I have, many a time, longed for time away from my kids. I still do. But with Udai turning 10 later this year and Aadyaa turning six, finally all that stuff the auntys and more experienced mommy friends warned me about is coming true. My babies are not going to be babies for much longer. I see, in my minds eye, Aadyaa’s turn to independence, I see her grow and move away, no longer my shadow. With Udai, the transformation is already underway.

I want to clutch at these experiences now. Laugh with them, play, do stuff together, nonsense stuff. Roll in the garden. Today evening, we were dancing in the lawn, some imaginary ballroom scene! Time is flying by and perhaps I want it to slow down.

Gosh, so much mush! It doesn’t sound like me, even to me! Sugar high perhaps. Insomnia definitely.

Go to sleep Mukta and happy birthday Aadyaa!

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About ramblinginthecity

I am an architect and urban planner, a writer and an aspiring artist. I love expressing myself and feel strongly that cities should have spaces for everyone--rich, poor, young, old, healthy and sick, happy or depressed--we all need to work towards making our cities liveable and lovable communities.

Posted on March 27, 2014, in Personal. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Happy birthday, Aadyaa 😀

  2. Very sweet… Aadya and her mum. I don’t always manage to read your posts, but when I do I really sit with them… Because they talk to me far more than what has been written.

    And happy birthday Mukta and Aadya.

  3. happy birthday Aadyaa..
    Cute pic.

  4. Hope u slept well Mukta. Happy buddday lil princess. Aadyaa:)

  5. Happy Happy Wala Bday to Aadyaa and lots of love…always wonderful and a pleasure to read ur blog… n I do agree… kids are indeed growing up fast into independent young adults :). I still remember when Aadyaa was born n u had posted on FB or was it orkut (hehehe… social networking websites are also growing old and fast ;)) … a Pretty Young Independent Little Lady Aadyaa is growing up to be under the leadership of her smart n sweet Mom 🙂 and loving parents and a big bro… God bless her n Udai always! All the best for the party n to u all too! God bless :)… Love, Aditii.

    • Hey Aditii, I don’t know how I missed your comment on my blog! Thanks for all the love and warm wishes. I know you love kids and know them well, so I totally appreciate your observations. Lots and lots of love. And do call if you swing by Saddi Dilli!

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