Wednesday, September 05, 2007


Once upon a long long time ago, in a far away land lived HIM and HER. HER loved HIM to bits and showered all her love, attention, patience onto HIM. HER took care of every little necessity that HIM had. His food, clothing, sleep, entertainment, you name it. If it werent for HER, HIM would've probably had a very tough life.

On his part, HIM too showered all his attention on HER. Of course all his tantrums too were directed towards HER. Of course, you show your worst side only to the one who is closest to you. Theirs was a physical bond that no one could shake. That no one could deny. That no one could understand. A bond further strengthened by all the sacrifices HER made for HIM. She hoped someday HIM would realise all that she had done for him. Its not like she wanted anything in return for her efforts. Just his love. Pure, unadulterated, focussed love. And dedication. Maybe a bit of dependency too (just a bit). So she gave and gave and gave.

Then one day, HIM realised the presence of THE OTHER MAN (TOM). To be fair, TOM has always been around in the lives of HIM and HER. Its just that they were so absorbed in each other - they didnt give him due importance. And TOM waited. And bided for the time - they would envelop him in their circle of love. If ever HER tried to rope him in - HIM seeing immediate potential threat to his position, pushed TOM away. So TOM waited. And just as TOM predicted, one fine day HIM realised, there was one more person who loved him as much. Who too made sacrifices for him - just to see his smile. The only difference being TOM wasnt always around like HER.

And TOM was way cooler. Unlike HER who was often frazzled, TOM laughed at most of HIM's antics. Since TOM occasionally saw HIM - he was more patient. TOM taught HIM new tricks and showed HIM more manly games.
And more than anything else TOM had what HER didnt. TOM had a car!!! A real one - with headlights and taillights and number plates and wheels and exhaust pipe - all the things that HIM fantasized about. So HIM fell for TOM - hook, line and sinker.

And these days the moment HIM a.k.a sonny opens his eyes his first words are 'baba' - which is what he calls TOM a.k.a hubby. HER a.k.a STS just rubs her eyes in disbelief at this new romance in the house. And when she puts HIM to bed all he can ask for is 'baba?'. And when they're eating, 'baba?'.

O dear God!!!! First I get called nanny and then my dutifully trailing son - finds another love.
I need chocolate AND ice cream!!!



At 10:07 PM, Blogger Moppet's Mom said...

Aww, just give it a little time - soon he'll find special things to do with each of you, and you'll be grateful for the time you'll get for yourself while he's off doing boy stuff with his baba :-)

At 2:36 AM, Anonymous rbdans said...

I got to echo Moppets's mom. My older one looks to papa for the fun stuff and mumma for the nanny jobs(I read your previous post). I have failed miserably at the attempt to be the cool mumma without compromising on the nanny duties. I know how it feels :(
But then, I have seen other kids who cling on to moms for everything and how difficult it gets for the mom to handle two. Which now makes me feel more than happy it happened spontaneously.

At 2:47 AM, Anonymous Broom said...

i'd say you should get a new car for yourself - but then you aren't allowed to drive it! :)

At 3:24 AM, Blogger Just Like That said...

LOL at the story!
Sonny boy still is mad about me, but with the no. of times I get mad at him, that is all going to stop, I fear. :-(

But yeah, as they grow up, Mommas cease to be the radius, and Daddas also get included in that warm circle of love. Which is how it should be...

You go have your chocolate and ice cream, anyway.:-)

At 10:16 AM, Blogger DotMom said...

awwww..i feel for you.. he will be back to you i promise

At 12:46 PM, Blogger Peridot said...

My sordid mind was think about you, your husband and an ex!....been watching too many movies maybe :-)

At 12:46 PM, Blogger Peridot said...

My sordid mind was think about you, your husband and an ex!....been watching too many movies maybe :-)

At 3:04 AM, Blogger The Perfect 10 said...

this is a wonderful piece of work.. my dear STS, I am more and more impressed.. May be we could have these things published one of these days.. Take care, all will be well, and one of these days, sonny will get over his new infatuation and come back to you in true Hindi flim style with "Maaaa"...

At 9:47 PM, Blogger Usha said...

Hey learn to enjoy your me-time while the men bond. I am sure you could do with some of that!

At 3:20 PM, Blogger Padma said...

sweet post. he is just growing up and noticing his likes i think.

My friend's 2 year old son keeps waiting for their driver to show up in the morning and busily wears his shoes and runs out when he arrives, for his daily spin in the car.

its just the car, he is just beginning to show his likes :)


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