March 19, 2013 12:00 AM | by Zeina Tawfik
Thoughts of a Mum - Nayrouz Abouzid
Nayrouz Abouzid, a mother, Publisher, Editor in Chief, PR Consultant and a Reality Star.
1. What's the one thing you got from your mum and you'd like to pass down to your kid?
My sense of humor. Seriously without it, life can become a painfully disappointing journey. The women in my family know how to joke about anything and everything, and as long as one maintains ethical discipline- there's no harm about laughing your troubles away.
2. Share with us a lesson that motherhood has taught you.
I can be cliche and say "life's a gift", "patience", "love"... but just to be a little different, motherhood also taught me that putting on makeup in the morning can become a luxury when your son or daughter is crying hysterically.
3. What's your favorite part of being a mum?
Blaming my husband for my son's bad habits and praising myself for teaching him all the cool stuff. Jokes aside, motherhood is truly the most empowering part of a woman's life and in my case the best thing I've ever done and will ever do.
4. Recommend a survival kit to the new mums out there.
I won't lie to you- I'm the kind who travels heavy. So of course, when I leave the house for just a few minutes with my son, I carry almost everything a baby may or may not need. However, I strongly believe that if I were given the choice to carry just one thing- it would definitely be "WET WIPES". Kids can be messy... and wet wipes are a mom's best friend.
5. What's the oddest thing you have carried in your handbag as a mum?
When you're a mom, nothing is 'odd' anymore. My bag may look 'sassy' on the outside, but God-forbid if you happen to open it, you will find everything but the sassy stuff. Biscuits, empty water bottles, little broken parts of toys, napkins that my son loves to shred to pieces and throw into my bag, half-eaten snacks, spare (clean) diapers, mini-towels... the list goes on. My husband calls me "Mary Poppins," if you know what I mean?
6. Do you get in the way of your kid's fashion choices?
I wouldn't call it 'get in the way'... I pave the way. In all seriousness, my son is pretty stubborn like me. So he manages to convince me what outfits he wants to wear. Many times, they are spot-on... but there is one time he wanted to wear his pajamas out and I couldn't say no. Boys will always be boys...