My little rock stars

Memoirs of my mommyhood

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Tough Question

Venky and his friend Tejas often play the quiz game with us. We ask them questions, mostly academic and award them points for correct answers. They compete with each other on that. Tejas does better in English and General Knowledge. Venky cracks Math. Sometimes, Vibhu throws in random, trick questions too.

Today, one of the questions to Venky was

“What is Tejas’s uncle’s nephew’s name?”

“I don’t know.” Venky was totally confused.

“Alright, who is Amitabh Bachchan’s son’s father?”

Venky racked his brains.

“Amitabh Bachchan!!!” It dawned on him.

“Good. Now tell me, what is Tejas’s uncle’s nephew’s name.”

“Uh…. Amitabh Bachchan?”

Intelligent guess by Venky!!! J



Tunmunisms # 2

I am lying on the bed and showering my affections on Venky. Tunmun is jumping around all over me. I pay little attention to her.  She is tugging my T-shirt and climbing over my back.  I continue hugging and kissing Venky, not registering her.

“Mamma, Mamma…. “

Her voice gets drowned in Venky’s and my laughter as we continue to play with each other.

Then it comes loud and clear

Ek tho aul bachcha hai tumhale pash!

Translated – “You have one more kid, you know!”

Well, yes Mam. It’s hard to forget with such reminders :p



Venky graduated from Pre-primary. His school conducted the ceremony with all the fan fare. The teachers and lot of parents were getting all emotional. But I found all that quite funny. The kids looked extremely cute in their robes and caps. Like little harry potters.


Venky is really excited about becoming a big boy and moving to grade 1. Post summer vacation, he’ll be gone from 7.30 am to 4 pm. Can you believe it? This means that he’ll not get his afternoon nap and hence he’ll go to sleep early. Which means I’ll barely get to see my son on weekdays. That same little boy who demanded my attention 24X7. Alright, I know I am just doing the usual parent rant.

A few days ago, Vibhu asked me,

“How many years since you graduated from B.Tech?”

“12 years”.

“Seems like a flash, doesn’t it? Where have these years gone?”


“Do you know in how many years our son will go to college?”

I calculated, “TWELEVE years!!!”

“It’s pretty much tomorrow.” Vibhu smiled.

I have been pestering Venky with “How can you leave me and go?” ever since. To which Venky replies very patiently that everyone has to leave their parents to study and one cannot stay with parents forever. It also makes me realize that there is not too much time left to gather the money required for our kids’ higher studies and that we need to seriously start planning our finances now. We cannot continue to do “Oh! there’s a lot of time for that.” anymore.

I suddenly feel all grown up (along with Venky).


Bad mom or Bindaas mom ?

Ever since Tunmun has learnt to walk, that is all she wants to do. Usually, after I am back from office, she likes to be outside the house and I let her walk on the colony roads. A couple of days ago, she sat down on the pavement and I took the opportunity to look away and talk to somebody. Tunmun probably tried to pick something from the ground and fell nose-long on the road. The results are here for you to see 😦