Saturday, May 06, 2006

My Treasures-my children :)


I wish to see the world through your eyes as you,

hastily wipe your chocolate filled mouth on the curtains.

tie my colorful chiffon dupatta into a make believe sari.

stealthily apply lipstick all over your chubby face and rosebud lips.

uninhibitedly dance to remixed music and insist I dance too.

squeal with unbidden glee over a surprise packet of “Lays” chips and "Cadbury’s Dairy Milk".

listen to me while I teach you alphabets and ask me after it’s done," Where is my star"?

with such patience and focus peel off every onion of its skin and leave my kitchen floor in a sheet of slippery pink.

you insist on making our grouchy neighbor smile each morning and insist I wish him Good Morning too.

carry your little handbag to the park, bunched up with coins to pay for your daily dose of “sev-puri”.

so sweetly ask each Friday if I have a holiday on Saturday just like Dad and “Didi” do. (You are the only one who has ever asked me if mom’s get a holiday).

fight with me and make that cute scowl of yours and then show your fingers asking for peace (how quickly you change your mind).

salute a tired policeman while we wait in an endless traffic jam.

You give me many reasons to smile and I ask myself do I need to teach you or do I need to learn?

10 comments:

Blue Athena said...

Ah! The joys of these innocuous actions! :)

Quicksilver! said...

Beautifully written,Jyo :)

mermaid said...

Only a mother could write the last line (OK, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit!)

Jyo, my patients and my daughter teach me everyday, and I teach them. It's why our lives are filled with so many moments of love and wisdom.

Ginny said...

beautiful..

_Soulless_ said...

Every line is beautiful, so beautiful. You fill my mind with rich images of joy unequaled, and of life so valued. (My eyes are getting misty. *sniff*) Thank you for this, for sharing your precious memories. ^_^

Anonymous said...

You give me many reasons to smile and I ask myself do I need to teach you or do I need to learn?

How true, a lot of time we go on spree of teaching and find out that it is not the teaching that we have to do , it is the learning that we to be willing to take in the journey of raising our children

nasra
iamnasra.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

You give me many reasons to smile and I ask myself do I need to teach you or do I need to learn?

How true, a lot of time we go on spree of teaching and find out that it is not the teaching that we have to do , it is the learning that we to be willing to take in the journey of raising our children

nasra
iamnasra.blogspot.com

IRIS said...

You are one of the most Lovable mommy I know.....
And Diti and Ananya are so adorable:-)))))))))
Each line puts a smile on my face and it keeps getting wider:-)))))))))

Love,
Iris

shikha said...

Joys are so scattered around us..we just need to pick which one suits us...:)

Omkar Nisal said...

Keeep it up Jyo!

keep writing !

U have a beautiful skill!

Laagey Raho!!!

;)

cheers
omeee