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A day with her

After a long hectic week, and a lot of running around round the clock due to various reasons; and lack of sleep, I finally took a break today and decided to go to mum’s to catch up with her, have food made by her (nothing beats that, I realised it post marriage), meet my niece, sleep and back to in laws.

I reached mum’s place at around 10 in the morning. There along with usual faces, a smiling and most adorable face greeted me. Oh i had so forgotten how beautiful she is, for so far whenever I went to mum’s, she was sleeping most of the time, and today she was laughing, playing, making noise and welcoming me like she was waiting for me all along. With all tiredness gone, I start playing with her like a kid.

An hour passed in making different funny faces, cuddling, laughing and i realised all this while she was holding my index finger. She loves doing that. She will hold you so tight and with so much of warmth, that you don’t feel like leaving her and going away. I had to send some mails, so i started doing my work, with her lying next to me. Our princess started missing the attention, so she punched herself and started crying really loudly. I freaked out, but mum said it was one of her traits to grab attention, the same thing i did too as a kid. So again the whole attention is on her, the same playing, laughing and cuddling start.

Can anybody leave her and go if she holds you like this?

12:30, she becomes really restless, I am once again provided with another piece of information – it is her massage time and the lady who does it is late. Bhabhi, mum and i are trying hard now to make her smile and she is making all possible faces and throwing tantrums. The lady arrives ten minutes later, and madam is all ready to get pampered. I get really scared by looking at the way that lady is massaging her, and this girl is all silent, enjoying it thoroughly, giving a lazy smile once in a while, almost ready to sleep.

Mum warns me that she hates taking a bath. The moment water touches her body, the whole building knows that she is getting soaked in hot water, she is that loud.just before entering a bathroom, she gives me another smile, as i am following her all the way there. She has taken bath, without crying even once – first time ever. For two minutes, we all are wondering whether she did it purposely to prove these people wrong in front of me. Well at least that is what her smile conveyed. Ah you tend to think on these lines if you have a kid at home na; for that matter, anything is possible.

She goes off to sleep, so do I. She gets up at 4, I am still sleeping; so bhabhi leaves her in the other room. Madam is now missing her usual place where she plays everyday, and since I am sleeping there, bhabhi ignores her tantrums. She is making faces once again, looking all sad and helpless. Mum cannot see it and wakes me. She comes next to me now, and the usual playing and smiling start.

Another hour passes by, and I have to leave now. She is not leaving my hand. The moment i get up, she becomes all sad; when I sit and hold her hand, she plays, not smiling at all. I want to leave after seeing her smile once, but all in vain. Another half an hour passes like that and I finally manage to make her smile once – a small one though, but that is enough for me to leave from there all happy happy.

Now all I wish for is to see her soon. I am travelling and thinking – how wonderful it is to become a kid all over again. How I wish to get my innocence back, how I wish to become a child all over again, how I wish to spread the happiness all around me like she does by just smiling, how I wish to stay with her forever, how I wish that she should never grow up and remain like this forever.

But wishes do not come true always. In no time she will grow up, have her own life. And I may be writing the same post for her daughter too. I so wish to do that 🙂

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About Guria

An Artist in Science: A Misfit 'cause I choose to be one. "Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform" And a Maverick, because, I'm... umm... brilliant?
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29 Responses to Wish

  1. Viyoma says:

    That was nice…could picture the whole thing in front of the eyes as i read through!!

    All the best for BATOM 12


  2. Dhiman says:

    true some wishes can never come true …what if we had a time machine 😀 ….


  3. Vipul Grover says:

    awwwwww.. my fav gal participated this time :p
    Well, tel maalish se i rmmbrd my niece's video tht v made 🙂
    nd she's cm today 4 a week.. gonna hav gr8 week with tht cutie pie 🙂
    luv 2 ur niece 🙂


  4. Bedlam says:

    Its so true. Days pass real soon and we fail to realize the time we travel from childhood to being a parent.


  5. Tuppence says:

    Very well narrated.
    nice one.
    ya, some wishes ( like wanting to remain a child forever) are not meant to come true 🙂 but there is joy is just continuing to wish for.

    All the best.


  6. adarshs says:

    Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
    :-Rabindranath Tagore


  7. BK Chowla, says:

    Isn't it a teat to spend a day with the mother?
    When the little one grows up, will she realise how much has maalish helped.
    Very well written


  8. Gyanban says:

    nice read. memories build up our lives…


  9. Aparna says:

    childhood days can never come back!

    nicely written!


  10. Maverick says:

    beautifully done…luvd it…wish ya luck! 🙂


  11. yeah di. few wishes never come tru.e but still, wish ya all the luck. believe in miracles 🙂 and yeah, very well written. as usual 🙂


  12. binzy says:

    Very nicely depicted. Awesome read !! Good luck for BAT12 !!


  13. Definitely you have touched my heart. Masterpiece….

    I wish you a good luck for BATOM – 12

    Saravana Kumar – Wish

    Yours Frendly,
    Saravana Kumar M


  14. rsvblogger says:

    that is some piece Neha.
    I too wish that I could be a child forever. Loved and enjoyed reading it.


  15. A very sweet post! 🙂 🙂


  16. pawan says:

    Children are God sent reminders to mankind showing them how to love. Really, I wish I was a kid again. Beautiful post.


  17. Vibhuti B says:

    Awwww this is such as weet story of an adorable baby. Brought a smile to my face. It is really true how LITTLE a thing can make us happy…And WISH for more of that little happiness again and again..:D Super job Neha.ATB for BAT 12


  18. Neha says:

    Thank you all for appreciating..due to lack of time wala cliched but real excuse, I am unable to reply to each of u at this moment..but I shall however do so soon enough..till then, enjoy reading and good luck to all of you as well for BAT 🙂


  19. Beautiful rendition of the essence of human emotions-love.
    Really liked the way u interspersed nostalgia and hope.


  20. Harini says:

    This is the post that made me follow Neha. If I m nt wrong I even commented on the post. And the weird part is i remember this post so vividly that i dint have to read as i read it many many times before :).


  21. Amity says:

    a cute story…and yes, we all want to be kids once more to be free from all the humdrums of adult life…carefree and happy…:-)

    i could so well relate Neha because i now borrow kids of neighbors since all my 3 kids are now teenagers…:-)

    you can't leave a baby once she starts smiling and enjoy your warm cuddle and when she keeps on giggling!

    you made a nice rendition of the prompt Neha!

    I wish you all the best for BAT 12!


  22. It reminds me the saying,.

    “A mom is a mom is a mom, always”

    nice write up..


  23. easyvivek says:

    good one 🙂
    best wishes for BAT12


  24. Merlin says:

    Beautiful 🙂


  25. leo says:

    nice tht u cd have taken small thing like that and brought out the tiniest of details..and luv the pic u hav of her holding u..


  26. Shilpa Garg says:

    Children know how to spread cheer and love around!! That's such a lovely narration!
    Hugs to you and the lil' baby!! :))
    Cheers 🙂


  27. Gyanban © says:

    Beautifully done. Liked your wish quite a lot.


  28. Raksha Raman says:

    Hello Neha,

    I'm glad I read your post! Better late than never 🙂 I love the picture as much as I love your wish which happens to be a part of my wish list too 😦 How nice it'd have been if there it were a possibility for us to go back in time! Those carefree days,how everything is taken care of, a reassuring embrace that would put all fears away! How I wish…..sigh! ATB with BAT 🙂


  29. Deeps!! says:

    hey.. such a pretty post.. really liked reading it… 🙂


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