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Smoking and alcohol is injurious to health but will your kid understand?

How do you expose your kid(s) to smoking and alcohol?

Oops. Telling our kid(s) that something is taboo, I am sure would not work in today’s scenario. There has to be a (healthy) discussion around that. Considering yourself uncomfortable? But that’s parenthood. One has to tackle all such things, and books certainly help in putting a point across. And someone very wise once told me that he takes out his sister for drinking so that she can enjoy herself to the full. And why not? Normalising anything is very important. Be it sex, girl-boy difference or anything as such. But let me delegate all such things to future posts.

My son is too small to understand all this, but I am just writing all these points, basically whatever comes to my mind while I interact with other moms, for my own future reference. So what strategy you are going to take when your kid asks you? A total NO for smoking and alcohol? Or, a healthy discussion?

P.S. I forgot to mention in my last post that whenever my son is in the mood while feeding, there is the sweetest song he sings. Yes, singing and drinking together, which makes me forget everything and everyone else, literally and figuratively. Tell me, isn’t that a true unadulterated love? Oh, I am not the lovey-dovey mom always, but yes, most times! And here, I go, making my P.S., which is a mere note, longer than my original post. 🙊 So, bye until we meet next on some other topic!👋

Mesmerized new mom and baby songs

EtherealJinxed_Music_Song_Mom_BabySo I have listening to a lot of songs these days to give myself the much needed company while being on maternity leave and just noticed that if you select few lines of many songs, it will seem like the song is being written for the baby. But then, these are the words of a mesmerized new mom. I remember few years back, I had commented something similar on a friend’s poem written for the love of his life and I compared it with the guy writing for his future daughter. Ah, I was just in a teasing mode then. Those silly times. I am definitely matured now as compared to then. Hehe.

Song for the love at first sight in hospital as the baby was born and there the baby smiled for the very first time in my arms, omg, that was definitely a truly freeze-frame moment:

Aate Jaate, Hanste Gaate
Socha Tha Maine Mann Mein Kai Baar
Woh Pehli Nazar, Halka Sa Asar
Karta Hai Kyun Is Dil Ko Bekaraar?

Aate Jaate, Hanste Gaate
Socha Tha Maine Mann Mein Kai Baar
Hothon Ki Kali, Kuch Aur Khili
Yeh Dil Pe Hua Hai Kiska Ikhtiyaar

(Song from the movie Maine Pyar Kiya)

Then again when the baby spreads his hands for me to hold him and then looks at me so innocently, that is a feeling which cannot be described in words. Ah but those wakeful nights night after night resulting in tiredness that goes away on seeing him, here is the song:

Tere hathon ki taraf
Mere hathon ka safar
Rozana, rozana..

Teri aankhon se kahe
Kuch toh meri nazar
Rozana, rozana..

Rozana main sochun yehi
Kahan aaj kal main hoon lapata
Tujhe dekh toh hansne lage
Mere dard bhi kyun khamakhan

Hawaon ki tarah
Mujhe chhu ke tu guzar
Rozana, rozana..

(Song from the movie Naam Shabana)

And here is the song for the fun part when I think of baby all the time these days:

Chori chori kiya re
Dil yeh dil liya re
Jadu se jadu kiya kiya re

Jaagi soyi rahoon
Khoyi khoyi rahoon
Uski yadon mein
Uske khwaabo mein
Jhoome jiya re
Crazy Kiya Re

Main yahan bhi gayi
Main wahan bhi gayi
Socha pal pal usey
Main jahan bhi gayi

(Song from the movie Dhoom 2)

These are just the random songs I heard today and thought of coining this post. And hey, one poem from my side too:

Mera naam hai Coco
Mere papa ko pasand hai choco
Mummi ne dekhi recent movie Coco
Aur kha gayi mere hisse ki bhi Choco
(no no, my kid’s name is not Coco)

What do you think? Tell me your crazy moment as a new mom/ dad.

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