Being a mum

I still remember the time when I gave birth to my son, my second child, lying in a freezing room, surrounded by the sound of moaning and screaming of other women in their labour. I was in pain myself, exhausted and a bit relieved that it’s over when I was wheeled out. Midway, I heard the nurse said ” this patient is not ready to go out yet, get her back”. And following were the murmuring of conversations and the only parts that I could make sense of was “she woudn’t stop bleeding”. The chill kicked in and so acute, I shuddered and then start shaking. That moment, the only thought I had was “if I die, who will take care of my daughter, it will break her heart. And that kills me more that the blood draining from my body”.

Of course, I live, so I’m writing this, but the event happened more than 10 years ago. And it is still one of the moments that define you. It makes me realise that being a mum, your child means everything to you, even more than your own life. Being a mum, you are not just a mother, but a mother OF your kid so it goes beyond yourself.  You become more generous and more selfish at the same time.

To learn is to create

Photo by Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash

This first post of my blog is inspired by Seymour Papert’s constructionism. The idea is tat learning is not just about acquision of knowledge and skills; learning is enriched by learners creating either physcial or virtual artefacts. Therefore, to show my learning of this theory, I’m writing my post to reflect on the idea and this will just be a start of my learning journey.

References

Papert, S. & Harel, I. (1991). Constructionism. Ablex Publishing