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Memoirs of my mommyhood

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Birthday Party

Birthday celebrations follow a sine curve I think.

As kids we cannot wait to have our birthdays. The cake, balloons, gifts … the excitement continues to grow birthday after birthday. It peaks during our college days. Then as we grow older, we like our birthdays quieter and the celebrations small. Before we know it, the work and the life take over. The birthday starts becoming yet-another-day with some extra phone calls.

And then one of those birthdays come. When you wake up groggy and you find your soon-to-be-seven son shoving a yellow paper under your nose.

“Here is your treasure map.”

“What treasure map?” You are totally confused.

“Map that will lead you to clues that will lead you to your birthday gift. You have to EARN it!”

People, think twice before being smart with your kids!

You try to desperately find the gift even before you try to find your brush. You seek your daughter’s help and yeah, she finds the first clue for you. Then you hunt around for the 2nd clue and then the 3rd which finally takes you to the card hidden under layers of clothes.

People, think twice before hiding candies from your kids in your wardrobe.

You find the cutest “We love you” birthday card made by the son. The daughter hurries over to get the flower she has drawn on a paper and gives it to you jumping with excitement.

And then you start looking forward to your birthdays again. Yes folks, the sine curve has started heading upward again.

Friends and family called and one of them surprised me by getting over a cake in the evening. Venky and Tunmun got their friends over to have my cake cut.

“Can we do the same things to mommy that we do to our friends on their birthday?” Venky clarified with his dad.

“Oh, feel free!” Said the spouse with an evil grin.

Before I knew it, I had a facial!

All in all, a birthday to remember. Also, a good time to revive this blog. Especially when a friend calls up to wish from half way across the globe, chats for 40 minutes and lets you know that she follows your blog. I guess there is no sine curve in some friendships 🙂


I get a great new job offer. Vibhu teases me

“Now that you’ll become high flying and big people, will you forget me ?”

He continues pulling my leg for some time. Venky is our audience. Vibhu tries to include Venky in pestering me.

“Venky, what will you do if your mommy feels I am not good enough for her anymore and leaves me?”

Venky gives a bored, uninterested look and says

“Hawan karenge, hawan karenge, hawan karenge.”