Thursday, September 26, 2013

Diplomat at home

Its been ages since I wrote a post on the naughty little brat I have at home a.k.a my son, just a few months away from his fifth birthday now.

I quit my job last year and have been a full time SAHM (Stay at home mom) for some time now. I think I have now developed an intuition for those moments when his quests for worldly knowledge, his inquisitiveness and his creativity make him do things that would make me go "Aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!! Oh My Gooooooooddddddd" with a lot of huffing-puffing anger directed towards our common creator in the heavens above.

Like when he opens the fridge and mixes the juice in the water bottles ; or tip toes to the bathroom, fills the basin and empties the hand soap in it in an attempt to bathe his plastic lion and tiger; or silently creeps to my dresser, takes my kohl and nail polishes out and does some art work on the wood.

My intuition is actually facilitated by those moments of absolute silence and quiet like a calm before the storm when he is really engrossed in some activity like the above. (He is oblivious to the big wide world around when concentrating, a trait supposed to have transferred from my genes.)

With my intuitive sensors sending out blaring alarms I would get up and go looking for him with a 'V , What are you doing?'

He would come dashing out, then slow down his pace and nonchalantly walk past me with his hands at his back, like going out on a stroll. Sporting the cutest of his smiles he would say 'Nothing!' with an air of reassurance. From past experiences I am perfectly aware that it's synonymous to 'Something is really wrong!'.

I would step forward to go to where he came from and he would put both hands on mine, stop me and say "Amma, dont go there. You stay here" and point to the sofa. That translates to 'Something is definitely really really REALLY wrong.'

I would pray to the Gods for the damages to be within my resilient boundaries and also for oodles of patience. Once I find out what he has done I would go on with my usual. 'I told you that you should not do this. Amma is really angry V' blah blah blah.

He would run off to his room and try to do something for a few minutes after which he would slowly approach me. He would sense that I am still upset and come near me and ask "Amma , are you happy?". My look would remain stern and then he would edge closer to my face and ask again "Amma, are you HAPPY?" with a lot of stress on the last word.

He would whip up an expression hosting the entire innocence existing on the planet and say  'I am sorry Amma. I can't do that.' After two seconds he would ask again 'Are you happy?'

Mind you , he knows the perfect tone to use; the right mix of childish innocence and sympathy.

Then he would hold the ends of his lips with his fingers, pull them upwards to imitate a happy smiley and say "Amma, be like this!"

As a final measure he would fling his arms around me, give me a peck on my cheek and say "I love you too Amma." . Now, after a high dose of a super effective drug like that, how could I not smile and ruffle his hair. "Dont do that again, ok?" and he would nod vigorously like its an oath for life. But both of us know that storms and the calm before that don't come only once.  "Are you happy?" he would ask again just to double check that peace has been restored!

I have a diplomat at home!

50 comments:

  1. Titli,your sonny baba is a great diplomat,there is no doubt about it. He knows all the tricks to please his Amma. So cute! Give him a big hug. When he grows up, you will miss all this.

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  2. Titli ? :)) I will definitely miss all this when he grows up :) Thanks for the comments and yes I will give him a big hug on your behalf :)

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  3. Aww! V is such a sweet and smart kid! He knows how to make mommy happy! :D

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    1. :) yes Shilpa. He is really well verse in that :)

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  4. Child is the father of the man it is said! Now you know the reason, Jaishree:)

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    1. Yes Rahul . Parenting teaches you a myriad of things :)

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  5. He is such a cutie pie :) I loved the way he walks past you after the mischief... :)

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    1. You should see the look he sports in these times Jas. :) the word I dread the most from him is ' nothing ' :)

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  6. It is such a pleasure watching these brats do things which be annoying,but ,so sweet

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    1. Yes . It is annoying at times but very very sweet. Thanks for the comments.

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  7. Enjoy these moments of innocence Jaishree as V grows and i am sure you do !!!

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    1. Yes Ramesh these moments are very very enjoyable :)

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  8. I know these moments rather too well but when I read something like this, elsewhere or even on my blog few months down the line, it just makes me go awww...:-) You've a cutie pie, Jayashree..

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    1. I can relate to that :) thanks for the comment

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  9. Hahaha...so cute..he's going to be a smart one, Jaish. My four year old shows so much arrogance, I feel like giving her left and right...never apologises for anything....ufff

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    1. Ha ha u seem to be in those ' I can't take this ' moods. Happens with all of us mommies. Btw that's not arrogance. Look at the comment below from proactive Indian and the Paulo cohleo's quote

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  10. Yes, young children can teach us a thing or two about diplomacy!
    Paulo Coelho has rightly said, “A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”

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    1. That's a lovely quote. Thanks for sharing

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  11. So it is a passage of "Argh!" to "Awww" moment. :D Kids are born diplomats, right?

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    1. You are right :) they are I suppose , esp when dealing with parents

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  12. Ha ha ! This 'Happy' question is something even my son does quite often ! I think its a big thing with kids and somewhere they draw a very simple line of happy and sad. If you are not sad or angry, you have to be happy :)

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    1. We adults can't define happiness even after years and years of running after it. Kids are simple ! :)

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  13. Such a fun read. Enjoy these moments Jaish, in no time, he will be behaving all worldly and wise :D
    Mine already started behaving as if he is my father :P

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    1. Ha ha. I guess no matter how old they get we would continue to be amazed by every act if theirs. Wise or childish ! :)

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  14. Such a smart little guy! I think most kids are born diplomats. :)

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  15. Hahaha. So adorable. Love the way you write, you do have a way with words.

    Look forward to reading more . Following u :)

    Pallavi

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    1. Thanks a ton Pallavi. Glad you liked my writing :D

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    2. Hey Jaish, yes I live in Singapore too :) Glad to know a fellow blogger here! Keep in touch!

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  16. Be careful, Jaya, The diplomacy is dangerous, at times :)

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  17. Ha Ha Ha. He is a sweet boy. :) Liked your post Jai. Advance birthday wishes to him. Write a post on him when he turns five :)

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  18. Now that is one great diplomat you are rearing :) Super post Jaish!

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  19. He sounds so adorable and that makes it doubly difficult to stay angry for long, doesn't it?!

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    1. Exactly ! He knows he can charm and he makes the best use of it :)

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  20. Enjoy the moments . Jot it down in a diary and pass it to him as a gift when hes gonna have a kid. :)

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  21. Enjoy the moments . They are very precious. Jot It down in a diary and pass it to him when hes gonna have a lil one :)

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  22. That's adorable. You are getting paid with cuteness and smile for your job at home. :)

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  23. That's adorable. You are getting paid with cuteness and smiles for your work at home.

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    1. Yes Saru :) absolute job satisfaction :)

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  24. I have a similar diplomat growing in my home ;) she's just a year and a half , though, and already on the path of diplomacy , by smiling at me whenever she's done some mistake :D
    a cute post...so sweet, Jaish !

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  25. How sweet! :D
    I bet when he grows up and reads this, he'll be proud of himself. Probably, his innocence will inspire him.

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  26. Kids are way smarter than we think they are. And they know how to keep Mom wrapped around their little finger.

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  27. Aww. That was so cute. I'm sure you dont have even a minute to spare for yourself, while looking after your kid. Kids are the best entertainers :-)

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  28. Hahaha this is so enjoyable--for me to read!You really have a challenge on your hands.And total silence and calm?how intriguing it must be for you.
    I remember i could never shut my eyes till the kids were packed nicely in bed.

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  29. That was an interesting read. These days I am interesting myself in all these parenting posts thought it will be at least a couple of years before I get here.

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  30. :)
    Adorable.
    And we can't help getting angry but then again, can't be angry for too long. :)

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  31. Jayashree madam

    You are a loving and very caring mother and at the same time your son is also very intelligent and even he is trying to impress you. It is really great. Now-a-days many present generation kids are child prodigys. May be he is also doing something and he is trying to learn to so many cute and funny things at his present age. At this age he need your utmost care and love and affection then he grow with more wisdom. Jayashree madam best wishes for your job of being as a loving and caring mother and i hope that you already achieved your Diploma in that job and soon you got PHD as well in that task because these funny days with cute children are not coming when they are growing.

    Jayashree madam this is my Lamps of India message which i shared in my Heritage of India blog.


    http://indian-heritage-and-culture.blogspot.in/2013/09/lamps-of-india.html


    Jayashree madam please look into my Lamps of India message and share your valuable comments. Jayashree madam i hope you like my blog and join as a member to my blog.

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