Life seems pretty unfair right now, so what I am doing is just reminding myself of the fun times which happened some weeks ago before the dreaded conjunctivitis and urinary infection stuck me down!
Some weeks ago, RD is rushing to go to work at 6.15 in the morning, I am trying to brush R’s teeth in the bathroom.
RM: Shouting ‘ RD I want some seed money’
There is a pause
RD: Okay take it
RM: Wont you ask for what?
RD: For what while searching for the housekeys which seem to have disappeared from the face of the earth
RM: To start my own business
There is a pregnant pause
RD: Errr..okay…great..what business
RM: Well, I want to start selling my Warli painted T shirts and bags
There is a crash…R giggles ‘ Appa gir gaye’
RM: Kya hua
RD: Errr..the keys…
RM: Will you give me seed money
RD: yes yes..how much
RM: Ten thousand rupees
There is silence. I get R out of the bathroom and give her the milk
RD comes to me, gives me 2 two rupee coins, 1 five rupee coin and 2 one rupee coin
Yeh le tera seed money..this is the start, hopefully I should reach 10 K soon
Amma is calling me for some reason, some weeks ago
We start talking about phones
RM: RD got a new phone
RM: Yes, its a Samsung phone
Amma: Thats great
After a second
Amma: What happened to his slate
Amma: Arey that slate he had..that he wont use anymore?
RM: Amma, he got a new phone, not a new slate..how cna you substitute a slate with a phone!!
Amma: Arey nahi, he had a slate, I know, I saw him use it..it did everything
By now, RD who is trying to work on his laptop is banging his head virtually
RM: Amma, you mean the tab he got, the micromax tab
Amma: yes yes..its like a slate you know and he keeps moving his hands on it like a slate only…its called a pad is it? It looked like a slate to me, toh I called it a slate
This is the point when electronic companies like Apple, Samsung and Micromax and go and hang their products!!
R was very unwell, I took the day off and both of us were cuddling on the bean bag watching a program called Fantastic Cakes. or was it Fabulous cakes…I am not sure..but both of us had similar expressions on our faces…saliva drooling and eyes shocked that people could make such wonderful cakes shaped like a dog, a building and fire men etc etc
R: Main toh badi hoke caker banungi
RM: Err..baker..they are callked baker
R: Wohi, nice nice cakes banaungi aur eat bhi karungi
RM: well, if you become a baker, you will need to give the cake to others not eat it by yourself
R: Okay, thoda main taste karungi ke acha made hua hain and then I will givofy to others
RM: Will you bake a cake for your friends
R: for everyone, for birthday, shaadi, annivery (anniversary!) and all sab sab ekdum bada bada cakes
RM: Wow! what about your birthday..which cake will you bake
There is a pause..she looks at me in dismay
R: Arey Amma, mera birthday cake to aap banafy karoge na…you are my Amma, you are supposed to makofy cake for child ka birthday nahi?
RM: Rushes to contact Smitha, Smita and Seema 🙂