Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Moments...

I love my second brother's daughter a lot. Well, thats because I spent 6 months with her while she was still a toddler and I remember all the cute things she has said and done. I remember them sometimes more clearly than my brother or SIL do. It is funny that after two kids and so many years in life we tend to put some fond memories in the back shelf. Which is probably the main reason why I blog now.

For my mom, her entire life was occupied by her three children and nothing else. She devoted her life for us and we are ever grateful for that because of which she remembers our lives so clearly when we were kids. My dad and mom always have tons of stories to tell us. 

Here I am, 32 and sitting at an office while my child is making precious memories and life altering milestones at her baby sitters. When I go home, my mind is cluttered with childwork, housework and chores from everywhere that the memories I form are anything but transient. I even forgot that Babs used to say Gududu for Goodnight 10 months ago until a friend reminded me of it.

Which is why I am still here, using the blog to store my memories of myself, her, and our little world of our very own family. I write all this so that one day she will grow, and I will be there and together we can read about our escapades and laugh over a cup of chai and Parle G biscuits.

So Babs, here is one of those fun things you did the last week when my brother was in town...this happened in our car while you were sitting in the back with your cousins.

Cousin A: Anu Atha (aunt) can I please press the code to access the gate?
Me: Do you know the code?
A: Yes, I do.
Me: Ok say it.
A: it is ****
Me: Wow! Yes it is. 
A: I saw you type it in last time.
Me: You are a smart cookie.
A: Thanks.
Cousin Z: I am a smart cookie too because I knew it too.
Me: Ok, so are you. Both of you are smart cookies.
Babs: I am smart cookie too. 
Me: All three of you are!!
(She has no idea what we are talking about but she hates being left behind while I distribute compliments.)

That was the end of that conversation. We park the car and head to the elevator with me carrying Babs when an old lady enters the elevator.

Old Lady: You are so cute!
Me: Thank you. (to the old lady)
Babs: (with complete attitude in place) I am Smart
Me: What the?
Old Lady: (laughing loudly) I bet you are...I bet you are...

My Sil and I could not stop laughing and we have so far repeated the story to everyone who wants to listen :)

This is one memory that I am sure would have faded into the oblivion if I had not written it down and twenty years from now when I would have to assure you how cute you are or how smart you are, I would not have any reference. But now, here it is :)

I love all my kids...which include both my brother's as well as Girish's brothers children...what would I do without them keeping my life so filled with excitement.

Love
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5 comments:

indianhomemaker said...

She is smart no doubt and cute too :) What a lovely story for you both to read twenty years from now :)
She is fortunate to have cousins around her own age! When they are older a few years here and there won't matter...

I wrote down such things in a diary, no blogging in those days :)

indianhomemaker said...

She is smart no doubt and cute too :) What a lovely story for you both to read twenty years from now :)
She is fortunate to have cousins around her own age! When they are older a few years here and there won't matter...

I wrote down such things in a diary, no blogging in those days :)

indianhomemaker said...

She is smart no doubt and cute too :) What a lovely story for you both to read twenty years from now :)
She is fortunate to have cousins around her own age! When they are older a few years here and there won't matter...

I wrote down such things in a diary, no blogging in those days :)

Anu Russell said...

Thank you so much for stopping by!

You know I love reading your blog...it freaks me out but also reminds me about the realities that we sometimes tend to shove away from us...it freaks me out that my daughter will be walking around on her own in a world like this and that I will not be around her at all times. Freaks me out!

Krishna Rajesh said...

Hi, I came across your blog few months ago in January. Though am not a regular here, your posts are nice to read. Good luck parenting. Have fun.