Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dear Grandchildren

I write this letter to you as a mother to your dad, who is now 4 and a half and would be 30 something when u read this, with the exact intention of letting you know all that he did to me. I already look up to you to avenge me - the drama, the tantrums, the ignoring, the whining! Your grandma writes to you to give you ideas to do all this and more as I watch from the corner finally smiling that triumphant smile and waving my fore finger and nodding my head to say "See, life does come full circle!"

- Starting morning, as I give him his bed milk (yeah that's a 4 year old's equivalent of bed tea), he wants to drink it propped against one particular pillow, with one and only one particular teddy bear in hand, all the curtains drawn and the door shut with me outside. As I rush back after 10 minutes as the time demands for him to be bathed immediately to be ready for school in time, I see the glass still half full and him sleeping peacefully and he asks for some more time to finish that half glass which ultimately he still doesn't!

- After being bathed, he takes delight in taking off that towel and running naked all around the house making sure no one misses that visual often in front of the window as well for the outside world to see, after being told a thousand times its not right.

- When I call him to wash his hands/brush his teeth/go use the bathroom, he comes up with a hundred and twenty seven things to do that he just remembered on his way to the wash basin and that need his immediate attention. Why don't I just let him be you ask, well one that too is met by him flinging himself around my legs and shouting why I treat him like this and two, well who do you think would have to deal with stomach flu's and rotten teeth ..ah the price one has to pay to be a parent!

- When I tell Jiya, your bua, that the chocolates in the fridge are finished and the market is closed to get any more, he tells me not to lie to her right there in front of her and argues endlessly when I try to explain!

- On being told that we are going somewhere on a particular day, he asks me a hundred and thirty six questions on a typical day till the time we actually go which range from which mode of transport would we be going by, why can't we use any other, why we are going, when would we come back, when does tomorrow come, when do day and night come, what is today and what is tomorrow, but why isn't today tomorrow - you get the drift, right?!

Its a struggle kids, it really is ...so go ahead now's your time and now's HIS turn! I am here to support you!

17 comments:

Monika said...

LOL I loved this abs loved this :D :D

Preethi said...

I cant think straight yet.. and you already thinking of grandchildren?? sigh!!

Preethi said...

good one though ;) I think that is a thought that can get us through.. it will be their turn one day.. I will hold on to that!!

Arti said...

Hey Neera.....grandchildren already I just reached some days back till Lavanya's shaadi :)). Yesterday I too had a similar situation as she was flashing from the torch light into my eyes and I told that buddha baaba will see and take her she goes don't lie there is noone like buddha baaba and no one like bhoot :)). Cute post looking fwd to seeing you all.

Swati said...

hahahaha..loved it !!

I should do the same :)

Sumana said...

Wonderful post neera, am sure your grand kids would just love to read this. I can see how harrassed you are at the moment, i mean all of us. Yelling shouting screaming always on.

dipali said...

What a wonderful idea!!!!! I just loved this post:)

PG said...
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PG said...

I had to laugh, I must say. I was confused but by the second part if the sentence it became clear to me. :-D
Yeah, we should try to see it this way, though I can see how fast I'm aging, not ot talk about the bunch od white hair which cannot be hidden without dyeing them. :-(

Meira said...

:)
Lovely meeting you the other day. Blogrolling you :)

~nm said...

HAHAHAHAH! I so love this!! This was truly a wonderful post Neera.

Swaram said...

Ha ha ha gud one! Innovative ;)
Well, grandparents can never find faults with their grandchildren na :P

Nagesh.MVS said...

I love this post.
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Monika,Ansh said...

lol..........loved the post. Oh we all have our version of this post in our minds.

Sumana said...

Neera, came back here again. I am sure we should have the tough times documented for our benefits and for the generations to come. I already have seem to forgotten all that Tiny was doing as a little girl and fret at why Little does all these as something new. Hubby keeps reminding me from time to time as to how the terrible 2 were.Only difference is the second ones are supposedly born with terrible twos.

Neera said...

Sumana: Funny you wrote this today cos just a few moments back i was thinking about the exact same thing. Did Vansh also really behave the way Jiya behaves these days? true about the second ones being born with the terrible two's ..they also get away with so much more!

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