Blogger was off ALL FRIDAY!!! UGH!!! and most comments disappeared even before I could publish them..bah! I have tried and pasted as much as I could from my email…I hope I havent left anyone out..if I have..I am sorry!
RD went off to Sabarimalai…He took our car to office and from there went to the temple for the rituals..he called me up at about 2 and said..RM can you get the car back home in the evening..these guys really need the car to transport all the luggage and stuff (They are a group of 25 going together)
I couldnt refuse..
now I know the basics of driving okie..like I know first, second gear and brake and clutch etc etc..and I even have a license..
infact I was the one who taught RD to drive when he used to come to Baroda post our engagement…but I havent driven in about 5 years now unless its an absolute emergency..you ask me to go to Baroda by a two wheeler and I will be more than ready but ask me to get the car out of my building and I will be shitting through my pants! I am scared..stiff scared of getting into the car..and I dont know why that happened or when that happened…RD keeps telling me to take out the car once a while so that I can drive…but I just keep refusing..but on Friday with God’s name and all that coming in, I agreed to drive back..and with me were my mom (mom’s here yayayayayay!) and R…R was sick very very sick..she had very high fever (102) and she just sat in mom’s lap..
now my mom ..well my mom ..she is really scared in cars..this is from a lady who used to drive the Fiat all by herself years ago..she refused to drive the ‘new cars’ with ‘floor gears’ because she preferred driving with the side gears 🙂 The only person she feels safe in a car is my dad who by the way drives at about 20 kmph when mom is around and 100 kmph when mom is NOT around :):)
so, she agreed to sit in the car (arey God’s name and all that!) and with sick R on her lap..she started praying…I mean literally praying loudly..from Hanuman Chalisa to what not…and I was like ‘mom what?’ and she is like DONT talk, concentrate on the road, and the gear and dont go fast and let me pray in peace..
Anyways, we reached home safe and I didnt bang or hit anyone..ma believes its because of her prayers, I believe its because of her prayers and RD believes its because of her prayers..at least we concur on that one 😉
R’s fever went to 103..took her to the doctor and he gave meds..I cleaned two more cupboards 🙂 R’s daycare closes for TWO weeks till may 30th (yaa thats why ma is here..she wants to take care of her granddaughter and here I was thinking she was missing me ;))
so one week its mom and next week its going to be MIL who returns with RD after their Sabari malai trip!
R still has 101 fever and the meds seems to be working slowly…but nothing dissuades that pint sized from irritating her mom
R: Amma, appa kidhar gaye
RM: Sabari malai
R: kidhar hai sabari malai
RM: Kerala mein
R: Kerala kidhar hai
RM: India mein
R: India kidhar hai
RM: Asia mein
R: ASia kidhar hai
RM: World mein
R: World kidhar hai
RM’s Mom: Earth mein
R: Earth kidar hai
RM’s patience has been exhausted and if R wasnt down with fever, I am sure I would have given her a whack on her head: Solar system mein
R: Solar system kidhar hai
RM: Universe mein
R: Universe kidhar hai
RM: Arey universe toh universe mein hai okie?
R: thinks for two seconds and says ‘ Amma, vapis bolo na pura’ (Amma, please repeat the whole thing again na’
RM almost faints even thinking of repeating the whole thing