Warning: LONG posts ahead…read at your risk
and so the R household decided to to go Chennai..ahem ahem..for a weekend..yes we are mad that ways…we left on Friday afternoon and came back on Sunday night!
These posts will be in detail because I want R to read this when she grows old and be thankful that she has such adventurous parents!
Friday Afternoon – RD calls up and says…Can you get anything for me to eat to the airport?
RM: Arey from where will I get..you get something and eat yourself na
RD: I will make maggi for lunch and then eat and come
RM: No dont you dare eat anything at home
RM: Then you wont clean anything it, it will keep lying for 2 days, it will stink, my platform will get dirty with all the maggi and then ants will come and then it will be horrible and then we will call the pest control guys and then I will have to wait for them..yaada yaada yaada
RD: OKAY! I will manage something else
RM: Dont you dare eat maggi do you GET THAT!
RD: yaa yaa bye bye I will see you at the airport
So RD gets R from her daycare to the airport and RM meets them there..
As soon as R gets off the car and sees me..she says
Guess guess..not Amma..she says..Amma, su-su
RM: ‘to RD’ didnt you take her to su-su before she left the daycare
RD: ‘struggling with the luggage and all’ what?
RM:Arey R ko su-su aa raha hai
RD: Lets wait till we go inside and starts searching for the ticket
R: Amma, zor se aa rahi hai
RM: Wait na baby…
R: Amma, please amma
RD: Ufff! wait wait..there is a loo outside, you can take her there..but its so far away that its easier for us to just get inside
RM: trying to distract R : What did you eat
and midst all this confusion we manage to get inside and go to the loo and no R didnt wet her pants 😉
And then we wait for the aeroplane announcement
Which gets announced pretty early so we go to board
R says uthao na as usual..and I pick her up and go into the bus…
As soon as we get into the aeroplane, we realise there is a delay because its just not moving
We decide to finish off her homework, before the plane starts
She messes up and I am cranky and end up giving her a whack
R screaming at the top of her voice: Meri amma ne mereko mara, mereko dukh raha hai…and RD is red with embrassment
RM: okie sorry sorry dont get bugged
Three men who are cricketers as per RD (Whats with us and them always travelling together!) look back and smile at me..no actually make it laugh atme…I hope when they get kids they understand the agony of a weeping child gah!
anyways, I try to pacify her and we try and complete her homework..which is no easy task..lemme tell you
The pilot announces seat belt signal and R says ‘amma su-su’
RM: But you just went na
R: Amma, vapis aa rahi hai
RM: But beta, you cant go now
R: Please amma
So I get up since the plane has not moved from its position, but the air hostess makes me sit down again saying that the seat belt signal is on..when the pilot announces that the flight will be delayed by 20 minutes…
I get up saying that the flight is not moving..please let her use the loo
AH: No we cant allow that
RM: But the flight is not even moving..I can understand rules..but please can you ask
RM: now I lose my temper: She is three dont you understand, you are not breaking any rules here, the plane is not even cruising..its stand still..the pilot said it will take 20 minutes!
the whole plane is staring at me now..I seriously dont care..its a matter of su-su and life afterall
Another man comes behind me and says I want to use the loo as well..please open the door
AH: no sir its not possible
Man: but the plane is not even moving…you are wasting time..there is a little kid who wants to go..why cant you open the door
R: Amma, zor se aa rahi hai su-su
RD for the records, is sitting on the last seat totally flabbergasted at the fact that his wife is shouting su-su su-su on the top of her voice and his daughter is repeating that at the top of HER voice
Man: you have to let us go..call the captain
RM: yes yes call
Loud laughing all around
AH: okie and calls
R: Amma, su su su su su su
RM: wait beta, dont do here
R: Amma, zor se aa rahi hai..abhi to
Man: Call the captain will you?
AH: yes sir yes sir
RM: you better call fast, otherwise, you wont know what will happen here
R: Su-su aa gayi amma
RM: wait beta
AH: gets scared and get permission to open the door
and then RM rushes to one loo with R and the man rushes to the other loo
and just for the records AGAIN, the plane didnt move about 20 minutes after the loo fight as well!!!
and R thankfully went off to sleep
We landed late in Chennai, went to the SIL’s house and then she had booked some seats in barbeque nation..and before you people ask, YES IT WAS POURING IN CHENNAI !
I give up folks..the rain Gods realy really love me!
Barbeque nation was good, R was cranky though we did some sort of a waltz to the live music there..we meaning R and I not RD and I 😉
and we hogged on the food..and came back late
Coming up next – The Meeting and All that!
Thats for tomorrow