Of phone calls

BEFORE
Me : Amma, how are you?
Amma : You tell me first.. How are u doing? Are u eating well?
Don't have oats or cornflakes for breakfast.. don't be lazy to make idlis..Don't forget to check if the door is locked properly... Don't read too much and strain your eyes.. or sit in front of the laptop for a long time.. ETC.

AFTER
Me : Amma, how are you?
Amma : let that be.. You tell me first.. How is panju doing? Are you sterilizing his feeding bowls & spoons properly? Don't bring the porridge anywhere near him when its too hot.. Don't be busy reading while he's playing, or he'll put something in his mouth... btw what's he doing now? sleeping?? then why did u call now?u can take rest only when he's sleeping...

Ok. I am still being cared about.

13 comments:

avdi said...

:) See how things change when you have a kid. Everyone and everything else becomes less important.

WhatsInAName said...

agree with Ava :-)
Suddenly the world starts rotating around a little bundle of joy

Smita said...

Though I agree with Ava & WIAN but I will also add that Mom's have one track mind. They are always more interested in our well being and rest all ceases to exist for them.

Bouncing-Bubble said...

Av, Wian, Smi-
Out of the many congratulatory msgs that I got once I gave birth, one was this "Life would never be the same, be warned!". How true that is in all aspects...

This phone conversations I've mentioned came to my mind last night for no reason and I was smiling away at how the routine questions have had such a sea change!!

and Smi ur right. Even when my baby used to scream uncontrollably, my mom used to say "that's alright, u finish ur lunch first, I'll sing and pacify the baby"

Bouncing-Bubble said...

when I'm midway attacking my lunch that is

btw peoples, why haven't anyone said cho chweet to the cute nick name?

couchpapaya said...

heh it's a great feeling isnt it?! and i'll say it, v. cute nick !! :D means anything ??

Angel's Flight said...

ok first of all ...Cute Nick name ...seriously!

and secondly....Indian mummy ki jai!.....seriously!

eye-in-sty-in said...

hi R,

Hee hee hee - kids are the principle - grand kids are the 'interest' - so thats logical no.

Why panju?

WhatsInAName said...

oops i saw that but missed to comment.
Panju is absolutely adorable name. how did this nick pop up?

Bouncing-Bubble said...

cp - panju means cotton :) i loved the sound of the word!

Angel:oooh! thankews:)

eisi-i hv always been paranoid about what names could mean in other languages.though, for this one, i just liked it, that's it:)

wian-my mom was calling him that frequently..lol, btw the name gets twisted with synonymous words heh

magicalsummer said...

that was such a sweet post...something little girl lost and yearning about it
hard to give up your place centre stage, isnt it? but moms are moms, and under all that grand baby love, they love their own babies first :)

Bouncing-Bubble said...

ms-so true so true! I'm smiling away thinking of how I used to think its too much affection dictating over me.and now people conveniently hv forgotten me,.sigh

sakhi said...

ha..ha..ha.. this post gave a deja vu to me! :)