Thursday, August 29, 2013

A race to the finish

The pre-pregnancy body, that glowing skin, the perfect profile picture, a rocketing career, 100s of 'likes', to be a short order cook and to run a marathon....we want it all. We want to BE IT ALL! That's us, the new age mommies. Its vile, its addictive, its even a bit shameful. But we do it...we are all in the mother of all competitions....the mompetition! 
We weigh ourselves and (sadly) our kids against (what we perceive as) acceptable standards in all dimensions possible. From birth weight to middle school grades to shoe size, all the numbers are in there, in our heads, spinning around like a whirlwind of unwanted plastic bags.
Its said that competing with peers brings the best out of us. But it doesn't stop the worst from coming out either. So, the best thing to do is to leave the arithmetic behind when raising kids. It will be a lot easier on us and the kids if we could concentrate on encouraging them to do what they are best at rather than what the world thinks is best for them. 
And in some cases, quitting the race is sweet victory in itself. 

Pic of the day - Race with grace... how the baby beat the bunny!

"Mr. Bunny, its ok to take a nap during a race, as long as you know when and where to do it :P muhhaahhaaa"

Pic Taken on 23 Jan 2013

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