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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!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Bum Bum Baaje

A couple of weeks ago, one rather early Sunday morning, I suddenly found myself surrounded by four little monkeys -- my EO, YO, the Nephew and the Niece.

I was still asleep when I felt a weight on my back. It was the Nephew. He was having a rather genial conversation with the EO from his comfortable perch, while the YO plastered my cheek with wet slobbery kisses, with the Niece saying, "Aee! Tumi tomaar mamma key lipsh-ey kishhie korchho!" (Hey! You're kissing your mum on the lips!) The YO glares back at her and says, "Naa! Lipsh-ey! Dekho!" (No! Not on the lips, see!) and proceeds to demonstrate.

Quite enjoying the attention and also curious to see what lay in store, I pretended to be fast asleep. Suddenly, snatches of the elder boys' conversation drifted towards me. The Nephew is heard asking my EO, "EO, why does your mum have such a big bum?" And before the EO can answer, he chooses to answer his question himself, "Oh I know! I know! It's because she's big and big people have big bums, that's why!"

As I smirked to myself I suddenly felt not one, not two, but FOUR PAIRS of hands playing my 'big bum' like a tabla. Yes, my bum is just that big...big enough to accommodate four pairs of hands to beat out a tune as funny and delightful as their giggles and squeals of delight.

And no, the treadmill is not going to be my new best friend. How else will my children play the tabla?


Swaram said...

The things kids say :P :P

Sagarika said...

Lolz! I can offer u ice cream treats to do more good for the kids sake ;p...n yes thank you for obliging me :D

Mystic Margarita said...

ROTFL! Kids do say the darnest things!

Rohini said...


Arundhati said...

So so cute :)

Fat (read curvy, not matchstick-like) women make jolly wives ... n cuddly mothers!

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

@ Swaram: Yes, colourful ways of driving home the truth, won't you say? :-p

@ Sagarika: Stay away from me and my sizeably-proportioned behind!! Have quite enough, thank you! My kids will love you can give them my share :-)

@ MM: Yes, darned right too, I'm afraid!

@ Rohini: Yes, laugh you hottie mommy, you!

@ Arundhati: Alas, if only jolly equalled sexy!

dipali said...

You are just too cute!
(So are the kids:)

Mama - Mia said...

imagine their joy if they get to see mine!! :p

tho i CAN offer my tummy at all times!