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10 reasons why I love being a mum

Sheryl Sidharth Dhas, a tender officer with a health company and mum to a two-year-old boy, gives us her list

  • As told to Hina Navin, for Friday magazine
  • Published: 00:00 May 11, 2012
  • Friday

Mother with son
  • Image Credit: Getty Images
  • You don't need a sabbatical to 'find yourself' when you have a child. (Photo used for illustrative purposes only.)

1. If I have my kid with me when we are spotted playing with toys in a toy shop, I get ‘aw so sweet' looks from onlookers. Usually I get ‘what a weirdo' looks. 

2. I don't need a sabbatical to ‘find myself'. Motherhood has done the trick. Who knows what lies ahead on the path of self-discovery? 

3. Who needs a gym membership when you can get a wonderful workout running after a laughing bundle of endless energy? 

4. I can always blame my extra pounds on my motherhood instead of those chocolate cakes I have been indulging in! 

5. When we travel, I get treated like a VIP. We're allowed to jump queues and are given better seats. 

6. With my kid's smiling face and curious stare I don't need to think of any ice-breakers when I want to make friends with strangers. 

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7. I get to feel like a star with my own personal shopper and stylist. Does it really matter that sometimes I come out looking like a rainbow? 

8. I don't need to make excuses for turning up late at a party. I just have to seem hurried and look at my kid with total exasperation. 

9. ‘It's all for him.' I can stock up my pantry with a lot of goodies without feeling guilty. 

10. I don't need a warm water bottle any more. Nothing comes close to the comfort I get when snuggled up with my baby. 

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