Day 5 already and Master of None #UBC day 5

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Master of None


I’ve been on this earth for over 50 years now. Getting closer to 60. In this time I’ve been to over 4 schools and 3 colleges. I’ve acquired two college degrees and won numerous prizes for scholastic achievement. I can speak three languages apart from my  native tongue . I have published a cook book on a little known cuisine.  Yet I can say with all certainty that I’m a Master of None


But ….

If there’s one thing I can tell you lots about – it is motherhood.


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Like most little girls of my generation I grew up playing with dolls. Today, fifty years on, I’m still playing with my life size dolls – my two little girls who’ve grown in women. These two little women are not taller than me, smarter than me and no – they never played with dolls.

My days of playing with dolls trained me to look after little ones for I used to spend hours dressing them, feeding them and dragging them to school and teaching them. Hours of role playing made looking after my own little girls a breeze. Of course these dolls were different – they were alive. They could talk back. They could cry. They could have tantrums. And they could hug you back in return. And even though they grow up, they never really do.

A lifelong commitment

Motherhood is not time bound. It is a 24 x 7 commitment that lasts all life long.

It requires patience : try getting a 3 year old to hurry up and get ready in 5 minutes.

It requires diplomacy : have you faced flack  for praising one child in front of the other?

It requires ingenuity :  try passing off a failed chocolate cake as a fudgy brownie.

It requires inventiveness : inventing games while travelling, waiting in queues, getting kids to do something they don’t like doing

It requires stamina : you have to be nursemaid, cook, teacher, driver, counsellor, from the minute you wake up till the moment they sleep.

A reward unparalleled

However, one thing is for sure : the reward is unparalleled. No matter how frazzled you are, no matter how little time you have for yourself, no matter how tired you are, there’s one thing for sure :

You’d have it no other way!

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Am linking this up with #UBC or the Ultimate Blog Challenge.


Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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