Monday, January 07, 2013

Being a drama mama, and a funny one too

Since being a mummy, I have also become a drama mama.

Why? Because to keep being funny, to keep the kids laughing and entertained, drama and exaggeration needs to be used sometimes, rather, most of the time. From making sound effects when singing nursery rhymes (like: sing a song of six pence a pocket full of rye, uh huh, four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie, uh huh...) to being a hoppity hopping frog when reading 'Princess and the Frog' to magically transforming into a butterfly using a bath towel, or just being silly and making silly sounds together.

These dramatic antics never fail to amuse my kids. Even if I have done it a 101 times. I've become more dramatic than I have ever been in my life. I have challenged myself and have debunked a common belief held by everyone around me, even myself: I actually have some creative juice brewing in my head! 

And it is all because of my kids. With them, I have discovered that you don't have to be a perfectionist and draw the most beautiful art piece or play the best music in order to be creative. That notion just isn't creative at all. 

Just let go and amazingly, the creative juice will flow. And when you say 'eureka!' and think of a great play or craft idea, that is an amazing process. I have to thank my kids for helping me discover this.

But being a drama mama is extremely tiring. It is a task that requires amazing quick wit, aside from creativity. It is one that can zap every ounce of energy and strength from you. Such that you are left breathless and exhausted after every episode.

Still, it's great fun, the most fun I've had for a long time. An innocent, straight-from-the-heart kind of fun. Fun with my kids.

For them, I will continue to squeeze out whatever creative juice I have, whatever motivation I can find. 

For I am a drama mama, and a funny one too.

Have you become a drama mama since becoming a mummy too?