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Memoirs of my mommyhood


What Mommyhood has taught me

Tag is going around. Now that I have been a mom for 4 years, I guess I could reflect on the lessons from this experience

Hmmm.. so let me think

1. Mommyhood has taught me PAITENCE. When Vibhu reads this, he will say “Hah, you have miles to go!” Yes, that is true. But I have come miles from starting point too.

2. Mommyhood has taught me that ego is bullshit. That a kiss and hug can make you feel far better than your nose high up in the air. That a geniune apology can take away all grudges. That forgivness can lift all the weight from your heart.

3.Mommyhood has taught me that goal of life is to be happy. That happiness can be found in small things. That there are little joys all around us. Especially with kids around, we get our daily quota of hearty laughs 🙂

4.Mommyhood has taught me that I don’t owe anything to my parents. As an Indian I was raised to believe that parents do so much for us so we should be eternally grateful to them. That they are next to Gods. I always held myself guilty for hurting them if I did not do things according to their liking (which unfortunately are many). Mommyhood has absolved me of all the guilt. Phew! Now I  know that parents get back (in terms of joys) for their hard work while their kids are growing up. So there is no need to feel bad if we cannot meet their expectations once we are adults. Isn’t that a great feeling to have? 🙂

5. Mommyhood has taught me to take care of myself. Now there are 2 souls completely dependent on me. The rash, wild days are over. I have to eat healthy and exercise to stay fit. Who is going to take care of two restless brats if I am lying on the bed?

And finally, Mommyhood has taught me that 24 hrs in a day are not enough! 🙂

Over to you, other mommys.


Tunmun turns one

Dear Tuns,

You have all of us bestotted, i.e your dad, your grandparents, your brother, even your nanny (and me ofcourse). We cannot tire of discussing how cutely you wave bye. How adorable you look when you clap your hands, tap your feet and sway your hips to the chants of “sita ram, sita ram“. How smart you are and how you have picked up saying “hello” on the phone on your own.

When I wake up, the sight of you smiling at me with a twinkle in your eye makes my day. The moment I open my sleep laden eyes, I see you looking at me fully awake. You smile and squeal and are ready to go. And from then on there is no stopping you. You crawl over, wake your dad, wake your brother, get off the bed and start creating your mayhem 🙂

And you are such a “chator“. You like all the spicy stuff! You get absolutely angry if you are not given that hot curry that we are having for our meals. You are going to be a pucca Telugu! 🙂

Your Ayamma dressed you up like a Telugu girl on your birthday and you looked so adorable. Here’s a picture of you with your dadu.

We kept your birthday small by taking you to the temple and making kheer for you. Your bhaiya made you a card.

See those two figures in purple? That is your bhaiya hugging you (he has long hands like kanoon ) 🙂

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Conversation with a 4 year old

Venky and Vibhu are driving past a signal. Venky notices a hawker selling baloons

“Papa I want baloons”

“Papaaa baloons”

“Baloons baloons balooons”

Vibhu gets annoyed. He tries to teach Venky that he cannot always get what he wants

“Venky, I want an aeroplane!”

“Alright Papa. I’ll buy you one when I find it being sold. Now, please get me baloons”

I cannot deal with this generation. HAALLLLPPPP!