Look at my mamma!

Parenthood is one of the few jobs where you can get away with doing what even in your own eyes might be a shabby job and yet see pride in the eyes of the ’employer’.

I am delivering the Bean to her classroom and the Brat who starts school 15 minutes before her, catches a glimpse of me from the assembly hall.

His face lights up, a big grin breaks out and he yanks his teacher’s kurta and pointing to me with pride and joy he says, ‘Look, there’s MY mamma..’ Loud enough for a few others to stop what they were doing and look at this object of his pride and love.

I stop and wave to him. And I don’t know if I said it out loud, but it ran through my head for sure, ‘And LOOK! That is my terrific son!’

Did I say parenthood is one of the few jobs where you don’t have to do much to earn pride? Well then, babyhood is the other. I don’t think the Brat needs to do much – I just shine with pride each time I look at him.


25 thoughts on “Look at my mamma!

  1. Feel that thrill too each time my kiddos’eyes light up at the sight of me! I guess parenthood gets more challenging tho’…have to keep ‘working’ harder to earn those adoring looks through older childhood and teenage-hood(lums)!

    Brat are Bean sound well-settled in their new school, huh:)

    Me: he’s always well settled. this was her first day here. but she saw him so she went off grinning πŸ™‚
    and very true. i guess that is why i wrote this. to look back on a time when he was just proud of mamma for being.

  2. I swear, everytime i read your blog, i want to have a baby.

    Not a good thing, according to my mom, since there’s no husband in the picture!

    Me: LOL! Tell her its okay to change the order around these days. Christening before wedding ring!

  3. oh i know! i get the same kick when O runs to me and holds on and looks around to make sure all her friends have seen me (or R when he is doing the dropping or picking)!! i know it may not last and soon she will be embarassed to have her parents around. but am gonna enjoy it as long as it lasts.

  4. I love your kids! I want kids like your kids! Err, wait a min. Okay, one kid who can give me the love both your kids give you, combined πŸ˜› Yes, I am greedy πŸ™‚

    Me:LOL! just remember that means double the mischief too! all the best. πŸ˜‰

  5. nadi starts preschool next month- in 2 and half weeks to be exact. and my heart is in my mouth at the thought of sharing him with the world. tell me it gets better and school really IS for the best.

    Me:I cannot tell a lie 😦

  6. Hey MM, i can imagine your sense of satisfaction and the rush of happiness! Tum apne bacchon ke sarakhon pe ho πŸ™‚

    Me: let them grow a little more.. it wont last πŸ˜‰

  7. hey MM…here after a really long time!!!

    absolutely luv ur header!

    Absolutely agree with the first 2 lines…. and pride?? I get that every time I look at imp… don’t think that will ever go away.

  8. Is that header pic taken at Thekkady?

    Thank God both the kids are liking the new school so far. Hope your health is getting better.

    Me: πŸ™‚ Thekkady yes. Very recognisable, no?

  9. Sweet – and particularly nice when they do so as older kids (like mine) πŸ™‚

    Love the header – is it Thekkady?


    Me: yes ma’am, its Thekkady

  10. hate to burst the bubble but you know it already, yes its not gonna last πŸ™‚
    very soon its going to be…”Mommmmmm, what are you doing here!”…
    That or may be there was something wrong with me as a kid.

    Me: *glares at TND* hey! don’t burst my bubbles!

  11. Hello!! long time…
    you went to Thekkady! Wasnt it hot? or was it nice?
    Please post a pic of the Brat and the Bean in uniform.. back pose, side pose anything will do… they look cute every which way, anyway! πŸ™‚

    This post was beautiful… oh, and i am trying to get Salma’s book in Tamil.. i can just about manage to read Tamil.. but i m gonna try… that poem must read that much better in original!

    Me: It was rainy and AWWWWWWWesome πŸ™‚ and no uniform for them yet, babe.

  12. I never thought I would be a gushing fool about my baby smiling eagerly at me, but I’m and you are so right. πŸ™‚ Is that Thekady in the header? (Remembering trips to Kerala and that song from Gupt :))

  13. Very cute post πŸ™‚

    Absolutely gorgeous header, it’s breathtaking. Where was it taken, if you don’t mind me asking?


    Me: This is Periyar Lake, Thekkady

  14. Not related to this post though … is the header a picture taken from the boat ride in Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkadi? I was there 2 years back and took loads of pictures.

    Me: LOL! yes, periyar lake. everyone asked me the same q!

  15. that’s so sweet…*hugs*to the two..when are you going to do a long post?miss reading them..no pressure;)

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