The Brat is Growing Up

Β RM and RD go to pick up R from the daycare

R: aap abhi kyon aaye?
R: Late aane ka na
RM: baby its already 7. isnt it late?
R: mereko play karne ka hai….come late to pick me up
Yep she is growing up 😦

RM is in the kitchen furiously pretending to cook and RD is struggling to dry clothes in an extremely wet balcony…

RM: R…screaming her name…R…

no answer

After 2 minutes…R…R…Screaming that the neighbours can definitely hear

no answer

RM: Where is R?
RD: I dont know
RM:Β  you dont can you not know
RD: Shrugs his shoulders and screams R…R

Like I mentioned, screaming is actually NOT required in our house..yet we all are high decibel people

RM: panicking for a second: kidhar hai
RD: rushes into the bedroom and starts laughing

When I go there and see…’she is sitting on her bed, surrounded by 5 books andΒ  ‘reading’ She cant read by the way, but she has been read those books so many times, that she knows them by heart πŸ™‚ and she looks up and gives that impish smile to me

There, she is definitely growing up


RM: R you need to have a hairbath
R: on Sunday
RM: no today
R: Amma, main sunday ko karungi and I wont even cry…abhi karoungi toh royungi

didnt I mention her negotiation skills earlier!


R: Amma, khate khate read kare?
RM: No R, you finish your food then Amma will read
R: okie, at least cartoons read kare newspapers mein se…please?

How can you argue out of this one?


R: Mein hungry hoon?
RM : But R you just ate two bananas and a bowlful of kismis na
R: But amma, mein still hungry hoon
RD: R, tera pet hai ya pitara (basically is it a stomach or a drum)
R without losing a beat: Pitara
RD: Stunned for a second: oh…chotu or big pitara
R: extending her hands to both sides: Beeegggg pitara

Well, then I had to give her something to eat!


I still suffer from fissure pain at times when I pass stools thanks to the traumatic delivery and R often gets worried about it

R: Amma, bahut dukhta hai kya she asked one day once I came back from the loo
RM: No baby, its will get better
R: Oh…aap ne bahut sweet kyun khaya

Apparantly she heard me tell the homeo doc that I get the pain when I eat too much sweets and hence the cross questioning!

and then she tells me brother in Ahm after I yell at him that take care of R while I go to potty…

V Mamu, amma ko bahut dukhta hai jab potty karti hai

Poor bro, he didnt even know how to console her πŸ™‚


R: I was this clip and that clip and all of them
RM: You will look like a cartoon if you wear all of it
R: Cartoon aacha hai na..and I was to look aacha

There, the girly beautification has commenced!


RM is reading some random book which RD picked up from Crossword for that there are two policemen but only one pair of magic glasses

R: after thinking silent for about 1 minute: Amma, two watchmen hai but only one glasses hai na
RM: yes
R: Toh they will share?
RM: yes baby
R: but fight nahi hoga?

Well, I dont know..and just shrugged my shoulders.


R and I are standing for her bus in pouring rain…she is wearing her divided skirt WHITE sports uniform and she tells me amma su-su…

RM: now?
R: yes amma zor se aayi hai
RM: okie okie

and proceeds to go to one corner of the road where there is no one (dont even start on how you should not pee on the road…I didnt know what else to do okie..and its better for her to relive herself with me than keep holding that su-su for 45 minutes in the bus!)

Remember that its pouring…so I take off her skirt and shorts halfway and then ask her to sit…she manages not to wet herself and then when I am putting the clothes back (its still pouring)

RM: Shit this skirt is stuck
R: Hey amma, shit kyon bola..oh my God bolne ka…God punishment kudupa otherwise

Well, I had told her not to say shit..she learnt it from someone in her daycare and I told her to say OMG instead..and there, she did learn her lesson well


RD: R give me the paper na..
R: No, mein read kar rahi hoon na

and so the eternal fight which I am sure is the part of every family for the newspaper has started at the R household…

R by the way was identifying the capital letters in the Mumbai Mirror while RD wanted to read it πŸ˜‰


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32 Responses to The Brat is Growing Up

  1. vandana says:

    These are all so sweet …yes kids these days learn negotiatiating very early to have their way

  2. Seema says:

    Lottsa XOXOXO to R. She is growing smarter by the day! I loved the sentence “Hey amma, shit kyon bola..oh my God bolne ka…God punishment kudupa otherwise”. ROFL! Also, she is such a sweet girl to be concerned about your pain re. Very sensible at this age. Proud of her…

    Lady, watch your words while you give Gyan to kids coz they are likely to boomerang at you sooner or later! Thoroughly enjoyed this post. Keep them coming. I have a post lying in drafts on similar lines but somehow unable to come up with a good title for it!

  3. Tharani says:

    R smart baby muahhhhh to you… The way you are progressing I am sure you will read amma’s blog and my comments too. So this is for you, I love you soooooooooo much okie and you make my days when ever amma writes a post about you!

  4. RS says:

    Looks like the girl will grow up liking books – which is a good thing! And read cartoons in teh newspaper already? πŸ™‚

    And no saying ‘sh*t’ OKie? She is so right RM! Listen to the little Daadi…

    Read your delivery post – God! How much we trust our Obs/Gyn to take care of everything and how much it affects the rest of our lives na? 😦 Huggggsss darling…

  5. snowdrop says:

    R is so sweet! I love R ! πŸ™‚

  6. varsha says:

    You made my day :))).

  7. Love R… nowonder she is so damn smart… you were surrounded by smart people (including her namesake) before she was born… I love her…. should plan to meet up soon

  8. awww!! this is such a sweet post specially the last one! Kids these days are growing up too fast!!!

    And just read ur delivery experience!! I shuddered when I read it! Did u say something to the doctor later?

  9. Comfy says:

    As much fun as it is to see them grow, a part of me wants them to step growing so that I can have my fill of all these sweet times and talks. Or better still I should come up with a time travell remote so that I can go back and re-live all cute and funny times gone past every time I felt like it.

  10. Sumana says:

    She is a little smarty pant. They observe and understand so much that we get spellbound most of the times.

  11. R's Mom says:

    @Vandana: arey totally yaar…I was such a duh at that age…these kids…uff baba!

    @Seema: do understand pain…I have realised that…you should do the post na….just keep it untitled or say that the girls are growing up *again jealous that you have TWIN girls!*

    @Tharani: R gives her Muah back to you…R can never read this blog…once she starts understanding, I am shutting it down for sure πŸ™‚

    @RS: She doesnt read the cartoons…I have to read them for her…I doubt whether she even understands what the joke is about πŸ™‚

    yep the delivery was traumatic..shudder shudder

    @Snowdrop: thanks..R sends her love as well

    @Varsha: Awww..thanks darling

    @Smita: oh her namesake is definitely smart πŸ™‚ and of course I was surrounded by super smart people when I was pregs…you guys are all responsible for my super smooth pregnancy yaar…

    We should meet..lets wait for the rains to get over

    @Smita of the book fame: long time..howdy..hope things are fine πŸ™‚ I didnt say anythign to the doc..though I am sure my dad did tell her to be careful next time onwards!

    @Comfy: awww! you are sweet…I love the idea of the time travel

    @Sumana: oh they do understand so much na…I really get astonished at times with the observation powers..

  12. whinymom says:

    Even my E comes up with such pearls of wisdom I swear!

  13. R kutty is the beshtest πŸ˜€ See how she cares for you? Give her a beeg hug from me πŸ™‚

    What I love about this post or her is that how well easily she communicates! Well done RM πŸ˜€

  14. Okay.. I am booking the next flight to Bombay just to give a tight hug to R. She is just so AWESOME! πŸ™‚

  15. i just read the womensweb post and R’s mom, you are one brave person! I’m not exaggerating, i had palpitations by the time i finished reading the post. If you have a pic of that moronic doc, do post. we promise to kick her on her face if we spot her somewhere. I cant begin to imagine how it must have been for your mom and dad.

    and loved the spotting the capital letters and sitting and “reading” and ignoring her dad’s calls πŸ˜€ here’s some e-dhrishti for her – dont call her stomach a drum next time(its okay if she says it herself :P) *glares at R’s mom*

  16. I read the post and then your delivery story – Sob Sob….u have scared the daylights out of me…Sobbbbbbbbbbbb!

    P.s. This is R as a little girl imagine what will happen when she is a teenager !!! Hahahaha…very very cute stories

    but your birth story is tooo vivid for us non mommies…Sob!

  17. R's Mom says:

    @Whinymom: Awww! does he…cute eh?

    @CR: Yep that she does…she does get pretty worried whenever I go to the loo..then she will ask me amma potty ya su-su..if I say potty, she will say..amma bahut nahi dukhega na πŸ™‚ poor baby

    Thanks for the hugs πŸ™‚

    @S&S: come come…but on one condition…get the twins with you…

    @SAB: Aww…isnt that sweet of you. Thank you…my parents STILL dont talk about it dad seems to have some kind of a zip in his mouth when I start asking him about what exactly did they undergo…he keeps are fine you are fine..thats mom out of all the people tells me, please be careful if you decide on another child..get your vaginal area checked out properly heheeh πŸ™‚ of course now I am laughing but for both of them its a taboo topic to speak about

    e-dhristhi…thats so cute…I love that word..

    and she is a petu-ram SAB…you should meet her!

    @Nuttie: Oops! sorry…I should have written, not to be read by people who are not parents πŸ™‚

    It was vivid na…I had told Aparna (editor founder of WW) to edit if she wanted but she said it was just the truth and people should face it…

    dont scare me Nuttie…R as a teenager is a scary prospect!

  18. Sreetama says:

    So adorable! Hugs & muahs to R! :* ❀ πŸ™‚

  19. Vidya says:

    Jeez! the fissure must be painful na! Take care! Its plain irritating when the docs lack concern! How cute of R to worry about your ‘potty’ pain! A typical adorable daughter she is:) And all the more cute reading by herself and all that!!

  20. Tharani says:

    R’s mom .. you underwent all these during your delivery…Man, I am speechless now..Tight hugs…
    Its been three years na post delivery and still you got to undergo the pain is totally bad..what an irresponsible doc she must be..I am praying for your complete cure…

  21. Bikram says:

    πŸ™‚ yess Royengi .. ab aap use rulana nahin.. ot head bath on Sunday then πŸ™‚

    bless her .. lots of love to R

  22. Smitha says:

    R is such a sweetheart! And she likes to eat – you shouldn’t be complaining πŸ™‚ You should see how my daughter eats 😦 Getting to eat is one huge exercise. And to top it all, she is so caring! Hugs to the little darling!
    You know, your delivery story is just like my mom’s when I was born – she had the same experiences and she told me of how humiliating it was to not be able to control her stools. But she told me this after I had daughter – I might have had second thoughts had I known before πŸ™‚ I had c-sec scheduled at the last minute – thankfully before I went into labour. That’s when my mom said that she is thankful that it is not a natural delivery – she did not want me to go through what she did. You are brave lady, R’s mom!

  23. Swaram says:

    Classssic! Loved reading all of them πŸ™‚

  24. Scribby says:

    abhi se hi itni smart…ahem ahem…you better catch up with her RM πŸ™‚

    Love to the tot ! off to the link now

  25. Prachi says:

    Loved it!! I means sure she is turning in to a fine young lady!!! With her negotiations and all sure to succeed!

  26. rrmom says:

    OMG! that was a scary story. We trust doctors so much and some just mess us up.

    R is cute. She sure keeps you guessing about her comebacks.

    See I said OMG and not S**t.

  27. R's Mom says:

    @Sreetama: thanks thanks

    @Vidya: oh very painful! yep that reading by herself is hilarious because she cant actually read…but then pretends

    @Tharani: thanks darling…I think that pain will be lifelong πŸ™‚

    @Bikram: thank you

    @Smitha: *Shashtang namaskaram to your mom* In her time and age, it would have been like a million times worse rey….I can so relate to her and feel for her…Thank God she told you after you had your daughter…

    and Smitha, honestly I am very very worried about R’s eating habits..she just eats TOO MUCH! of course the doc I go to for her asthama did mention that in his 30 years of experience I am the ONLY mother who has complained that her daughter eats too much…but she seriously does!

    @Swaram: thanks πŸ™‚

    @Scribby: Imagine, mereko seriously tension lena chaheye for her smart ass answers!

    @Prachi: hehehe thanks

    @rrmom: R is very pleased that you remembered your manners LOL!

  28. ha ha ha… She is so cute and clever πŸ™‚

  29. R's Mom says:

    @adayinlifeofmom: thanks πŸ™‚ and welcome here πŸ™‚

  30. abha says:

    wow! she says and does all that 3! she is one smart cookie!

    give her a hug from me!

  31. R's Mom says:

    @Abha: Hugs right back sent to you πŸ™‚

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