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Mother, writer and daydreamer. Also chocoholic and chick-flick lover. But mainly mommy. To two boys, at that! When not escorting my Elder One (EO) to karate class, I'm trying to get in as many cuddles as possible from my Younger One (YO). And when not doing either, I'm hard-at-work trying to maintain a steady relationship with my laptop. And as for the Man I Married (MIM), well, let’s just put it this way – even though we share a bedroom, our most meaningful conversations are held over the cell-phone!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

When I Grow Up...

On Friday, after I picked up the EO from school, we stopped to but some groceries for the coming week. The EO was walking along the aisles, engrossed in all the shiny packets and the stuff he recognised from the TV ads.

Suddenly, and very matter-of-factly, he tells me, "Mamma, aami jaani aami boro hoyey ki hote chai. Bhabchchi Shah Rukh Khan hawbo." (Mamma, I know what I want to be when I grow up. I'm thinking I'll be Shah Rukh Khan.)

This, in addition to Ben 10, Krishna, Red Power Ranger and Kung Fu Panda. You'd think I'd stop being surprised by now, but no, he still manages to stump me...everytime!
Whatever happened to 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor'? The closest the EO ever got to one of these is 'Chef' when he saw me whipping up an omlette, his most favourite thing to eat in the whole world.
My dreams for my two little ones? Well, aside from healthy and happy is that I'd like to see the EO become an Automobile Designer with a black-belt in karate and a couple of Olympic gold medals under his, um, belt. As for the YO, I would love him to be either a Marine Biologist or Environmentalist, plus ace swimmer and tennis player, the first India ever to win the Wimbeldon.
I can hear many of you siggering and I don't blame you. How can I, when the EO wants to be the Badshah of Bollywood and the YO looks all set to become Conan the Destroyer?

7 comments:

chandni said...

may it happen!

I will never snigger at such stuff. Its serious business!

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

You are such a doll! Thank you for not sniggering.

But it's so scary...I mean, how many of my parent's expectaions did I fulfill?

Mama - Mia said...

:)

as long as they are happy folliwng their dreams, who cares?!

so go on easy on the l'il one, will ya?!

cheers!

abha

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

My dear, dear Namesake! Do get back to me a couple of months down the line...when Cubby gets a gleam in his eyes whenever he sees your pretty breakables or when he pretends to be Tarzan and tries to swing from the curtain! We'll compare notes then, okay? ;)

And of course, as I stated right at the start...health and happiness, most important!!

Goofy Mumma said...

Wow you have such wonderful dreams for your kids. Lovely! As they saw aim for the stars you will atleast reach the moon. At the end of the day, I think you will be happiest to just see them be happy!

Loving your posts, blog-rolling you.

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Thanks GM! These are my dreams, the ones I hold in a box in my fond heart that labelled "Wishful Thinking"! I may not even tell them about it when as they grow...I just pray they choose paths that will make them happy and where they don't have to hurt anyone or compromise their values. I will be there to guide, support and love them all the way.

But yes, I can always indulge in wishful thinking, right?

Goofy Mumma said...

We always have dreams for our children, that's a part of motherhood isn't it?