Monday, December 16, 2013

Mummies and Worries - Born together?

With the birth of every child – a mother is born, and so is worry!

I can’t help but wonder why worry enters a woman’s life from the moment she discovers that she is going to be her mother

No matter who she is
No matter what she does
No matter how old she is
No matter how mature she is
No matter how intelligent she is
No matter how much knowledge she has
No matter how analytical and logical she is
No matter which part of the world she lives in
No matter what her religious affiliations are
No matter what culture she belongs to
Mummies and Worries go hand-in-hand!


First, she worries about whether she is ready to be a mother
Then she worries about how she’ll turn out as a mother
Then she worries if she’s doing it right during her pregnancy
Then she worries about her children’s upbringing
Then she worries if she’s doing a good job of raising her kids
Then she worries about her children’s education
Then she worries if her children are safe
Then she worries about her children’s friends
Then she worries about her children’s health
Then she worries about her children’s development
Then she worries about her children’s interests
Then she worries about her children’s priorities
Then she worries about her children’s habits
Then she worries about her children’s ways
Then she worries about her children’s security
Then she worries about her children’s dreams
Then she worries about her children’s battles
Then she worries about her children’s anxieties
Then she worries about her children’s failures
Then she worries about her children’s tears
Then she worries about her children’s preferences
Then she worries about her children’s ideas
Then she worries about her children’s beliefs
Then she worries about her children’s future
Then she worries about her children’s career
Then she worried about her children’s love
Then she worries about her children’s nuptials
Then she worries about her children’s children
Then she worries about her children’s happiness
Then she worries about her children’s worries
Then she worries about her children’s fears
Then she worries about her children’s trials
Then she worries about her children’s finances
Then she worries about her children’s despair
Then she worries about her children’s hopes
Then she worries about her children’s choices
Then she worries about her children’s decisions
Then she worries about her children’s desires
Then she worries about her children’s weaknesses
Then she worries about her children’s successes
Then she worries about her children’s heart-aches
Then she worries about her children’s mistakes
Then she worries about her children’s thoughts
Then she worries about her children’s words
Then she worries about her children’s deeds
Then she worries about her children’s attitude
Then she worries about her children’s aptitude
Then she worries about her children’s behavior
Then she worries about her children’s creativity
Then she worries about her children’s style
Then she worries about her children’s views
Then she worries about her children’s opinions
Then she worries about her children’s perspectives
Then she worries about her children’s questions
Then she worries about her children’s answers
Then she worries about her children’s society
Then she worries if her children will turn out okay
Then she worries about her children’s destiny
Then she worries about her children’s legacy

And all this knowing full well
That worry will not change anything
That worry will not make a difference
That worry will not really help
 
And yet she embraces worry with open arms
And let’s worry rule her life… Till the very end


I can’t help but wonder why MUMMIES and WORRIES are so intrinsically and intricately linked?

I don’t have the answers.. But would like to hear your views!
Leave a comment to let me know

Originally published on Womensweb

Linking this to the December 2013 NaBloPoMo at BlogHer 

5 comments:

  1. You have quite an awesome way with presenting your thoughts that I am truly in awe of. As far as the content goes, yes mummies and worries always go together, I guess that's part of the 'hard wiring' of the brains of mummies :)

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    1. "Hard wiring" indeed! Thanks for reading

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  2. oh God.. you listed all.. i cant agree more.. when i became mother, then only i could realize my mommy's worries..:)

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  3. Nischala, must have taken you quite a while to compile this amazing list! Let me tell you something about my mother, she still worries about me even as I am about to turn 50 in a couple of weeks :)

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