Seema, since I
am scared of your anger love you too much..this one is once more for you 🙂
R gets up at 5.45 in the morning and I am trying furiously to
scold cajole her to sleep
RM: you sleep girl, otherwise you will be sleepy in school
R is crying ‘amma you also sleep with me..’
and then I pretend to lie down for a second putting my hands around her when she snuggles next to me, opens one eye, opens the other, slowly smiles and says ‘Amma, aap meri ho na…’
I am stunned for a second and I say yes
Hmmmm she says and goes back to sleep!
Ah! Motherhood 🙂
We are sitting at the doctor’s place when a lady comes in with a small kiddo about 5 -6 months old wearing this fully covered dress which covers the feet as well
R: Amma, woh baby hai
R: nahi woh toh doll hai
RM: Smiling..no beta, its a baby..
R: Toh uska feet kyon cover kiya hai…(Why are her feet covered) – dont ask me what is her logic about human babies should have uncovered feet..she is MY child so I am not suprised with such weird logic!
RM: Because she is very small she will feel cold
R: Amma, apne ghar pe chotu baby ayegi toh usko bhi karoge feet cover (Amma, when chotu baby comes to our house, will you cover her feet)
Well this is why you become parents, because the demands are pretty
R sees me from her daycare playarea, comes running to me and tells me ‘Amma, aap ghar jao, aaj mein YS ke ghar pe jaao chu’ (Amma, you go home, today I am going to YS’s house)
Well, thats motherhood again
R plans to go to Singapore with her friend YD..now YD and R are in the same school (not the same class) and same daycare so they are pretty close friends…YD’s parents are taking him to Singapore and apparently he has invited his best friend R with him
R: Amma, mein YD ke saath Singapore going (I am going to Singapore with YD)
RM: Errr…who is taking you people
R: His amma and appa
RM: But wont you miss me and Appa
R: no, uski amma hai na..woh roz pav bhaji cook karegi aur main khaungi.. (His mother is there, she will cook pav bhaji for me everyday and I will eat)
There, priorities people, priorities
I tell R that Baroda thatha is coming to meet you
R: Acha, toh ‘madasamastha jagadam’ bolke mereko wake up karenge na in the morning? (okie, so he will sing ‘madasamastha jagadam’and wake me up in the morning na?)
I mean boss, children ask what my grandfather will get for me, what time is he coming, how will he come..but the brat worries if he will be the one to sing ‘suprabhatam’ and wake her up! I give up on this girl..uff!
RD showed R the video on youtube of the flash mob and after that there is an everyday demand for it..RD being the indulgent dad, lets her watch it
now she wants to watch the same video TWICE…which pakaos both of us..I mean same video two times everyday
Exasperated I ask her, why R why two times
Pat comes the reply ‘ Mereko acha lagta hai’ (I like it)
Well, I cant argue on that one
then I hear her humming
Bandh de rasanti, bandh de rasanti
and I ask her, kya kya
she says kuch nahi
Now as I was writing this post, I realised that she is actually singing ‘rang de basanti’ heheheh 🙂
and oh you do know that your child is grown up when she refuses to sit with you in the BEST bus, goes and plonks herself against the lady who comes in your bus everyday and says ‘Amma, abhi aap back ma beso, hun aunty ke saath sit karti hoon’ (amma, now you sit at the back, I will sit with aunty) and she doesnt even look back once to figure out whether I am sitting or not behind her…and oh I am still sweeping up the broken pieces of my heart..
Gah! who am I kidding?
I am dancing in joy at her independence!!!
The Ego is pretty up now a days…(even before the haircut)
R looks at me for the past one week and says ‘amma, aaj toh aap achi lag rahe ho’ (amma, today you are looking nice)
THIS folks,….This is why you should have children :):)