Mama loves you!
In the apartment we live in we usually don’t get to see too many flies because we live on a higher floor. However the random stray fly sometimes manages to catch us by surprise.
One morning I found Aanya crouched down and staring intently at something on the floor. Walking over to her I discovered she was staring at a fly that had settled on the floor.
“Mama! Shpiduh” she exclaimed, fascinated by the unusually still fly.
“Aww aanoo that’s not a spider, it’s a fly!” I told her.
“Fly” she repeated staring at it. Suddenly the fly took a few steps towards her.
Her little hands flew up to her mouth in an “oh” and she looked at me wide eyed and stated “Mama, wook! It walk!!!!”
Aanya sitting on the prayer mat once I’m done with my namaz, hands together for a dua, heard loudly chanting, “Thank you God Baba Wodi, thank you God mama Wodi, Thank you God Leeni apa Wodi”
*Translation (thank you God for baba’s lap, mamas lap and Leena apa’s lap)
Leena: Mama, what does slaam-lay-kum mean?
Me: It’s Assalam-u-alaikum and it means “Peace be upon you” – you are wishing someone Peace!
Leena: oh! So if I see my Aunty or uncle tomorrow I should say “I piss upon you?”
Something to think about and love! Reminds me of Leena – my best girl :)
Originally posted on mommygolightly:
On an average day, I see more grumpy adults than grumpy children. The strange thing is, while the adults are allowed to continue their behavior unsupervised, the children are always expected to explain themselves. Especially children who are shy. Or children who appear to have charisma, but display it only after they have warmed up to you. Re is one such child. He is constantly monitored by the adults who allegedly ‘dote’ on him. Why are you quiet? Why are you not talking? Why are you not answering my (idiotic) questions? Do you want a chocolate? Sometimes, the questions are directed not to him, but to me: Why is he shy?
More so since Re’s antics and banter precede him (partly my fault), and there are so many conversations in the public domain that many adults feel a sense of familiarity when they meet him (and I can’t grudge them…
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This little girl turns 22 months today! ❤️
She totally knows how to make my heart skip and sing (kind of exactly like her big sister does.) She also knows she can get away with anything where her baba is concerned. She is also aware of the hold she has on her big sister who finds her absolutely fascinating! And she is as gentle and calm as she is spirited!
There are always two sides.
And in every story you play both the villain and the hero.
Always remember that.