The joy of being a brand new maasi to the most adorable little munchkin in the world is probably the best feeling after becoming a mother. And why not? The word 'maasi' literally means 'just like a mother' (maa-si). From the moment you get the news of your sister's pregnancy to planning the coolest baby shower there ever was, you've carried out your duties religiously while waiting for the little one to arrive. Now that the baby is finally here you can't wait to shower him/her with all the pent-up love that you've been harbouring for the past nine months. So if you're going through a range of overwhelming emotions and can't contain your happiness. Here are 15 things that will strike a chord with you if you've just become a new maasi.
Those tiny feet, those little fingers! Holding your niece/nephew is hands down the best feeling ever.
You want to buy the entire gift shop for them because you cannot possibly put your finger on any one thing you want your baby to have. Your little angel deserves the best and you want to spoil him/her rotten.
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All relationships come with responsibility and you're gladly willing to shoulder this one. You don't like it when some other family member offers to babysit. In fact, you get a little possessive.
Forget your silly selfies! Your Instagram and Facebook pages are filled with priceless moments of your niece/nephew: the first smile, random videos of the baby cooing, etc.
You might not have been particularly fond of babies or may not have liked the noisy kid sitting next to you at a restaurant. That was until you met this one because your niece/nephew is the BEST BABY IN THE WORLD and you try to be the best half mother to the baby.
'Coz diapers can be gross but you don't mind changing them for your bundle of joy. You want to do it perfectly as its the most important thing while babysitting. You've also read through baby websites and learnt everything there is to know about babies.
Meeting your sister without the cutie patootie is just bleh! You only let her enter the house if she comes with a plus one. *wink*
All your ambitions have taken a backseat as you vow to make the baby say Maaaa-siiii! You also secretly hope that it would be the first word he/she ever said.
You no longer mind mingling with your sister's in-laws as long as you get to see the baby.
You do mental cartwheels because no one in the family can mollycoddle you now. There's a new chotu in town and you plan to protect him/her the same way your elders did.
'Coz your bunny deserves the most unique name in the world. Clichéd names like 'Pooja' and 'Rahul' are just not acceptable.
Playing with the baby all the time has awakened the child in you. It's like Childhood 2.0! LOL!
Whenever someone says that your niece/nephew shares your traits, you gleefully take a trip to the moon and back.
You hate the fact that the little munchkin is growing up so fast. You want the time to stand still, as you're aware that once he/she grows up, things will change.
You want to stay with your nice/nephew all the time but that's not possible. So secretly, deep down inside, you desperately want one of your own, too! A baby that you can have all to yourself.
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