Monday, March 17, 2008

Snubbed!

And how. So the young 'un aged 4, was sitting around doing what he usually does - making a lot of noise on a keyboard we had bought him in a fit of utter foolishness. Me, well I was doing what I do best - feeling guilty - for not being in the same room/breathing space as him encouraging him to make music a la Stevie Wonder or some such good parenting thing.

After flitting from room to room, starting tasks, not finishing them, getting on the resident couch potato otherwise known as husband's nerves and giving even my two cats the jitters, I decided to ditch all this giving my kid some space business and went and plonked myself beside him.

Saw that he was trying out some nursery rhyme tunes. Started singing along. Quite loudly. All this interspersed with "whats up darling", "very good my kanna" and much pinching of cheeks and kisses on foreheads. After enduring all of this for a good 10 minutes, the young man turns to me and says in a patient, old wisdom voice ...

"Amma, can you please please keep qrrrieet?"

Goes back to making noise without a backward glance at the pile of ashes trying to do an imitation of me sitting right beside him.

Ah the shame, the shame! And where are those feet when you need them to speed you out of any given place?

12 comments:

Vidya said...

well, 4 year olds have this awesome parental-ego-deflating-mechanism against which there's no defense.

heres a hug, and some support for when #2 too starts to show attitude.

sorry, by then you'd probably empty Tys' stash of JD :D

Nags said...

hehehe.. its okay, my nephew was worse!!

btw, i am moving to dubai soon :) probably first week of may. have absolutely no idea where to stay, rent trends, and most important, where i can find a job.. might reach out for suggestions.. hope you wouldn't mind! :)

Ziah said...

Aaawww!:( Here's a big hug for you.. I can imagine the feeling:) But Madhu, in the years to come, its only gonna get worse... these bachcha parties are such snubs ya:)

Maybe you can fix the way you take it, coz then you'll continue being your collected self... another effective technique is saying something smart(er) to the kid each time that gets him thinking... that way you'll be one up, your kid will get sharper and he wont take you for granted... mollycoddling mommies are always snubbed!:(

Prats said...

Lol!!! Considering that i've been having overdoses of these the last few days, in all situations...I totally sympathise with you...*hugs*

I always turn around and say, you don't like it, good fo ryou...but your momma is like dis...mad and madder...

Thinking aloud said...

LOL...

aww....hugs...from one mommy to another...

Psst...its gonna get worse u know...my 5 yrold has been seen shaking his head in disbelief and muttering..amma u r so funny...u don't know anything!!!

PREETI said...

haha...im sooo glad to gt to read ur blogz...as well as the comments received by fellow momz...iv been givin my soon-to-be-a-mother sister of mine tipz from all of u...

hilariously cute...n ur sonz pic...AWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

Thinking aloud said...

aww madhu...r's pic is sooo adorable...makes me want to pinch his cheeks..he's not gonna like me one bit...:(

Ps said...

heh heh--How could you disturb him?!!!

Joy said...

I have a 4yr old and know exactly what you are saying :)

Madhumita. said...

Hey All : Am sure you're right on what I can expect in the coming years. Parenting sure is a humbling experience :D .

TA : Don't let that innocent face deceive you! And he loves it when he's made the most of - so pinch cheeks as much as you like.

Gazal said...

bhai aaj kal personal space ka zamana hai!!!!
lol

Prats said...

aaawww....this picture is so cute....he looks so involved in what he is doing...adorable.


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