Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The convert

Anyone who knows me knows how much i have wanted a daughter.

And then came junjun.

I still remember frowning and saying 'hunh?' when the doc said 'its a boy!'.

I decided the doc might not really appreciate it if i asked if she was really really really really sure, so i decided to shut up and just scowl at her. But there it was. And i knew Maddy would be happy. So i was too. Sort of like getting second prize when the first has gone to your best friend. It doesnt really matter.

I was sure mine was probably the worst response a new mother could ever give till i met a friend of mine who, in the same situation, apparently told the doctor to 'take it away'!! Of course, she had the additional burden of knowing that a room at home was already fully done up in pink for her new born son! Justified :)

Now, two and three fourth years down the line, i am a convert. Actually, the whole family is. Ofcourse it has everything to do with junjun. And I now look forward to some of the perks one gets out of having a son. For instance, i just cant wait.... to be an official 'Mother in Law'.
Wily and evil, manipulative and cruel....carefully condescending, perfectly patronising ..... totally give ekta kapoor a run for her money. yup. something to look forward to.

Then ofcourse there is freud and his greek mythology hang up....but whatever the reasons, one cant deny that there really is something special between a mother and a son.
Atleast for now.
I was told that by the time he comes to the tenth standard, he will pretend i dont exist.
I think i just might be relieved.

So to all ye 'i-wanted-a daughter-but-sheesh-i-got-a-son' people out there....all is not lost. When God closes a door, he opens a window...and hanging on to those window bars for dear life is a screaming banshee you will grow to love. scraped knees, dirty hands, snotty nose and all!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Not again.

The whine, the sneeze

the cough, the wheeze

nebulization, frustration

and the million medicines.

where is arjun?

He is under the chair

He is speaking in falsetto,

saying 'arjun NOT there'

Say a prayer folks

To save you from more corny rhyme

My li'l one needs to be up and about

Preferably in NO time.

Monday, November 12, 2007

So near, yet so far

Arjun in the train, totally anguished :

"Why amma sleeping here and acha sleeping THERE? "


Saturday, November 3, 2007

Nov 3rd

Maddy and i complete four years of married life today and Arjun has given us the best gift he could give us...ever. He has begun sleeping through the night.

For those of you who dont have kids yet, u may not understand the significance of this right now...but you just wait :) For those of you who do, i know you are rejoicing with us :)

Cheers to love and a good night's sleep!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Arjun says :

Aishwarya Right - Aishwarya Rai(Abhishek might agree)
gep up - get up
mosteequo - mosquito
Kisna - Krishna

Some memorable lines :

"Acha, is this the way to behave?" (on seeing maddy going back to sleep inspite of our man's attempts to wake him up)

"Acha, say sorry, i will never do it again" (when maddy wanted to change channels!)

"Amma, u r a very bad boy" (it was so funny i forgot why he said it)

"Cockroach Man?" (On asking him which character he wants put up on his wall other than spider man... :)