Being a Mother to a 5-Year-Old Girl

It’s an amazing feeling when you have a 5-year-old running energetically around the house. There are moments when you are best of friends and a minute later foes … but amidst all this, your little one admires you and looks up to you!!

Being a mother to a 5-year-old comes with lots of perks. I have one and trust me I am blessed to have her. My entire day revolves around her right from the time she gets up, drop and pick up for school, going to the park and finally dozing off like a little baby after a tired and a super active day. Yes, that’s me … along with my daughter, I also have a super active day trying to keep pace with her.

While I am on my toes literally all day, there are moments where we laugh, cry, fight and then there are moments which are annoying, exciting and never the less rewarding. But out of all, there are moments and lots of them where she looks up to me as a role model (uff … and I need to be sure that she does not emulate me when I am not in the best of my moods!!)

I often forget that my daughter is 5, and sometimes I expect her to behave like a big girl … but then there are instances which remind me … hello, don’t be too harsh, after all, she is JUST 5!! There have been several moments which I cherish and some of them, which keeps reminding me that she is a 5-year-old are:

  • Irrespective of how big she becomes, she expects to be cuddled while sleeping
  • She has an amazing sense of humour and comes up with witty one-liners with her added remarks and ideas
  • She loves to go through my lotions and makeup stuff (though I hardly use any). She makes sure that she is all dressed up and looks better than me 😉
  • Though clothes are not a big deal for her, I still give her options and she lands up selecting her favourite colours. (BTW her favourite colours are green and red and not the standard pink and purple)
  • Sometimes, well almost all the time she hates my decision. She wants to play on the swings and slides when it’s pouring cats and dogs, while I just put my foot down. But in such a situation it is better to offend her, as it is for her benefit.
  • When its time for food, she prefers to eat chocolates and sweets. She thinks I am depriving her of the yummiest food. But again I don’t regret my decision … she will also stick with me when she is 20 something.
  • She thinks and wants to do everything. I try to boost her by saying that she can do everything as when she grows up she may start doubting herself.
  • She helps me even in the smallest of the chores. By doing so she feels she is involved. Her attention to detail is praiseworthy, her work reflects perfection and she takes pride in her work.
  • She is an inquirer who is always eager to know more. She is keen to explore and discover the when, why and how of the things.
  • She enjoys listening to stories and her love for reading is admirable.
  • I want to splurge on her but hold back since I don’t want to spoil her. Though I ensure that she has what she needs.
  • Every time she sees an animal she wants to take it home as her pet. Just 2 days back she wanted to take a hen home so that she could play with it.
  • She sees the world as it is and has no opinions about the same.
  • The world seems to be a more magical place through her eyes when she wants to tell me about every person, every leaf, flower, insect and her day to day incidents.
  • I know she may hate me to the core sometimes, but I am still her favourite person and she loves me unconditionally.

Here is how I sum up my 5year old. Let me know how you see your little one, whether you agree with me or have some more pointers to add.

Have a great day and  I am writing this for #Internationaldayofthegirlchild

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Shubhra Rastogi Written by:

Well, about me I can say that I am a certified dentist, healthcare analyst, medical writer and above all a mother of a 6-year-old. Most of my day to day activities revolve around her and she is my inspiration to start this blog. As a mother, I experimented with a lot of new things for my little one in a quest to find the best for her. I just want to share my experiences of being a happy and content mum.

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