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?