big sister

My lil nandu is learning to take up big responsibilities. 

Sometimes I feel she is too small to take up that big girl position, but unfortunately, as all other older kids, she has to , as there is no other go. I too like other moms, asks her to help me clean the mess,, which only her younger sister does, and poor gal, she has to do, it , and if not always, am always inclined to blaming her. 

I know, at times I feel cruel, am making her do it, but most of the time, I too let her know , that , she is too good, and only she can help mamma , so she takes it as a responsibility rather than some punishments. Its tough to convince them , in doing something , when they have not done any messing up.

My younger one is copying and following her elder sisters footsteps, again giving my lil nandu a lil more responsibility , as she cannot be more childish, and had to be like a big sister and teach her younger one, to be a good girl.  I can see how well she is trying to be a good sister and at times , she too be like a lil girl, as she has to be . They fight, pinch, hit each other, share their toys and chocolates, and sometimes not, still , all these are just going to be memories rather than scars and thats my prayer always . 

However , whatever they do, am enjoying every bit of their childishness and at times,, they both irritate me till i loose my patience . At times I forget all other things , and be happy and enjoy the bliss of parenting . Am sure, my nandu also enjoys her part of playing the role model for her younger sister . I could see, how well, my younger one sings rhymes and do things like her sister, and yes, ofcourse, as she grows up , am sure, only her nandu will be beside her always . 

The blessing of sibling love, is you fight as you grow, but when you are in difficult time, only you sibling will be there with you, who understands your every breath than anyone else. i can say, as I know how much I love my brother, how much ever I fight with him. 

Sleeping tantrums

Past few days… am here dealing with new kind of tantrums  from my younger one…

It is irritating,, upsetting… tiring and most of all.. repetitive… every day the same all old drams…and she knows how to convince to do it too…. .

Every night , when am falling into my deep sleep , she wakes up crying… and since I don’t want to disturb my lil nandu sleeping and her dad , I get up and start walking like a proper sleep walk, that was my initial condition, a proper sleep walk, totally , as my eyes cannot open, due to sleepiness ,and we walk for atleast 20 mins or so .. and slowly I try my tricks to put her to bed, sometimes she screams the moment her body toupees the bad, and she knows her mom is fooling her, and trying to put her to bed, she cries as if, some thorns is pricking her on the bed… and again …i take her and sit, but she is too tricky to fool, she directs me to the hall, where she wants me to walk, and again we walk another 15- 20 mins, and I keep gazing at the clock, where the time is running super fast, and I feel like my sleep time is running away from me , and  its like the whole world is conspiring against me , trying not to make me sleep .

And when am damn  tired, I end up someway crawling on the bed, putting her beside me,and she sleeps, as she got enough of walking , and  as I crawl into my blankets to sleep, my alarm rings, finally its time to be up for all daily chores.

Now after all these, my sleep started to play tantrums, and am not able to sleep , when everyone sleeps,, seems am getting older, heard someone saying as you grow older,  your sleep reduces. 

May be growing wiser too 😉  

Happy sleeping for all those who still keeps sleeping , and ofcourse am jealous.