Saturday, November 16, 2019
Motherhood Parenting Adventures

The Creative Parents

I never considered myself as the creative type, even when I used to scribble down pieces of poems on my notebook. That was just fragments of my imagination finding its way out of my mind onto a paper, that’s how I treated them and me. I was never good at making crafts. The truth is, I never tried to make one. I liked to do sketches, nothing profound worth mentioning to the world, but that was it.

And then I became a mother. That was the beginning of everything. I started doing a lot of things which I never knew I could, nor did I imagine in my wildest of dreams! Like singing lullabies to Kanna since he was a newborn, still continuing to do it, only because he asks me to. Yes, I have one trusty follower for my voice. 🙂

Since his playschool days, I have been doing many crafts with my kid just for him. I was amazed to see a school bus emerging right in front of my eyes, made with my own hands. We made the solar system with paper. And maps to show places visited.

If all that was for the school, there is a lot more creativity I learned after becoming a mother, inspired by my child. Creative ways to shush my child to sleep, to play with him, to make him giggle, to making up silly stories, and what not. I am sure every parent knows what I am talking about. We may not be entitled as the best creative person as per the regular criteria but when it comes to parenthood, parents are creative all the way!

Write Tribe Festival of Words
Write Tribe Festival of Words

This post is inspired by Write Tribe’s Festival of Words.

Vinitha
<p>I am an ex-Software engineer turned into a SAHM with a love for words. I secretly wish to be called as a writer. You can read my affair with words at Void Thoughts(http://thevoidthoughts.com) and Reflections..(https://www.vinithadileep.com)</p>

28 thoughts on “The Creative Parents

  1. Haha, true that . Parenting brings out a lot of ‘creativity’ in us. I’m forever creating stories and ways to keep my little one entertained 🙂
    Simple, effective post, Vinitha.

    1. Thank you, Sid. Yes, as parents we find a lot of new talents in us! It’s simply amazing how we manage to learn these new talents without complaining with the arrival of a little one. 🙂

      1. As Darwin said, “It is not the strongest nor the most intelligent of the species that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”

        So we just adapt 🙂

    1. I will take your word for that, Sunita. In 5 years I learned quite a lot, I can’t imagine what lies ahead for me as a parent! 🙂

  2. That is so true, Vinitha. At times, we never realise what all we are capable of, until someone comes along, and taps out our potential! In your case, Kanna! 🙂

  3. Very true, Vinitha. Parenting challenges our capabilities in every way making us stretch that little bit to realize our creative potential.

  4. Very true. They say that “necessity is the mother of all invention”. Sometimes, though, necessity just makes us realize our hidden talents.

  5. Yup.. I truly believe that parents can be very creative.
    For example,
    My mum knows how to disguise cauliflower into something tasty looking.
    She also knows how to make sure I’ve finished my dabba during the break.
    Plus, she can get me to fall in love with her chocolate cake every time she makes it!

    Hats off to the creativity of a parent! 🙂

  6. Totally agree with your points vinitha… Parenting in itself is a creative journey of learnin, expereincing and discovering…Lovely to read your post.. I always enjoy them

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