I think ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ was the first rhyme I taught you. I started off with a basic gesture, a twinkling action with my fingers. These hands, these fingers which only knew how to type and to turn the pages of novels and to fix my hair, they have learnt to show you stars … Read more
Dear Baby No.2, This is not an “I-love-you” letter, because I am sure even foetuses hate too much emotion (Gimme a break, Mom!) This is a “Let’s-get-acquainted-with-your-family-and-home” letter. First, let me explain the House Rules. You’re lucky you chose this home, cos there’s only one rule here. Which is we all love each other. Simple. … Read more
When your child starts thinking that eggs come from the egg-tray instead of the chicken, then it’s time to sit up and notice.
Dearest Ryan, You turned One today. I swear Mommy tried to hold that hourglass horizontal so that time wouldn’t go by. But the months managed to slip past anyway. And the day is here. So I wrote a little celebratory post. Mommy’s way of showing you how special you are (In case, the countless kisses … Read more
If you have never, Then you will now (from a purely autobiographical point of view)
Today my baby stood on his own without holding onto anything for the first time. For a few seconds, mind you.Then he raised one chubby foot and stepped forward. One small step, then another before he smiled at me and toppled. Two feelings went through my mind. Pride at his short lived ‘walk’, if you can … Read more
He watched his new bride fold the laundry. Including handkerchiefs. Just like his mother. They were so alike. It was an embarrassing thought. Did men really end up marrying their mothers? He tried to dismiss the thought. “What do you love about me?” he asked. She smiled and said “You remind me of my father.” … Read more
This post was selected for BlogAdda’s ‘Spicy Saturday Picks’. Disclaimer: This post was typed in a bout of jealousy. An unreasonable but inevitable pang of jealousy. Its Sunday afternoon. I am trying to feed my baby cereal. He is being fussy, his tiny hands flailing about. Which is nothing new for 7-month olds who have … Read more
Have you really listened to what your loved ones have to say?