Mornings for me before marriage were relaxed. My mom and my bhabhi took care of practically everything so I could get up late and laze around. I thought they were perfect golden days of my life but looking back now, I feel I just lazed around and wasted my time.
Marriage changed everything. Suddenly I was the one who was responsible. After the initial days, aptly titled the honeymoon period, my mom-in-law started dropping hints about waking up early and getting into the kitchen. It was damn difficult to wake up early and act fresh.
Moreover, I did not have any interesting toothpaste at my new house (some boring brand) nor did I have a fancy and exciting toothbrush like the new Colgate 360 Charcoal Gold toothbrush which could add some zing to my morning. I had to drag myself out of bed and into the kitchen. In my half asleep state, I have often exchanged the sugar for salt in the tea … which unfortunately was consumed by my poor hubby since his office was the earliest and hence he was first up and running.
Then came my baby and life changed drastically. Earlier it seemed difficult because kiddo wont allow me to sleep at night and would keep me awake all through the night … sleeping peaceful herself in the morning when I had to be awake. But then something changed. I am tempted to say things changed but the fact of the matter is that I and my perspective changed while the 'things' remained the same.
Watching her grow up into the cutest and most adorable kid in the world made my day. Each morning I would look at her face and begin my golden morning. She made my day. She made all efforts worth all that I was going through.