Take 10

Why be­ing mom is just mag­i­cal.

Friday - - Contents -

1 In-house stylists: I don’t have to go any­where in search of sar­to­rial ad­vice. My kids know ex­actly what suits me.

2 My own Google: Who is the new man in Tay­lor Swift’s life? Are Justin and Se­lena still an item? I don’t have to search for info any more. My kids keep me up­dated.

3 The IT guys: From iPads to Black­Ber­rys, they some­how know it all, so I don’t have to pore over thick in­struc­tion man­u­als.

4 Stress busters: Peo­ple have stress balls, I have kids. I just hug them tight and all my worries sim­ply get wiped away.

5 Gossip gath­er­ers: My kids’ so­cial net­work­ing prow­ess means I know what the moms in the vicin­ity are up to with­out hav­ing to at­tend any of those cof­fee morn­ings.

6 Imag­i­na­tion stim­u­la­tors: I can al­low my imag­i­na­tion to run wild when I tell my chil­dren bed­time sto­ries. It’s called a fairy tale, not “But mama you lied”.

7 Ready as­sis­tants: From bak­ing to paint­ing my nails or giv­ing me a head mas­sage, they love to help out as it makes them feel grown-up.

8 En­ter­tain­ers al­right: Sparkling eyes filled with mis­chief, quirky sense of hu­mour and their open laugh­ter – I never get bored be­ing around my chil­dren.

9 Friends for­ever: Col­lege mates and col­leagues might move on but my kids are friends I know will al­ways be close by.

10 Pur­pose providers: Once a mom, al­ways a mom. One job I will never be fired from.

Lau­rice Suzette

Baldeo, ex­ec­u­tive sec­re­tary, Ad­vanced Car Rental, Abu Dhabi and a mother of four,

the old­est be­ing 12

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