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Friday, March 27, 2009

Morning Cheer!

Putting her to bed and making her sleep is a perennial fight! Various strategies, carrot dangling, and more often than not a whack succeed in making her succumb. Yesterday night the tussle was on in full swing, and AD was at her crankiest best, throwing a tantrum so that she be allowed to watch Jungle Book. I tried to calm myself and instead of the light whack strategy, decided to 'talk' to her. I sweetly told her (while grinding my teeth in anger within...the time was 11:45pm and my patience level was at its lowest ebb!!!) that she needed to sleep and sleep quick so that she could wake up with a smiling face just like Mowgli does!

Surprisingly...she slept soon after. Whether my words had any effect or she was too tired to resist sleep any longer, I know not.

I woke up today morning with a 'HA HA HA' sound by my side. (Believe me, it was really the theatrical HA HA HA!).
My AD, with her eyes closed, was laughing out loud. And she instantly opened her eyes, shining with happiness, and informed me ...
"Ma, shokaal hoye gechhe...dekho ami Mowgli'r moto haashi haashi ghoom theke uthechhi...ekhon ami Mowgli dekhte parbo!!" ("Ma, it's morning! I have woken up with a smile/laugh, just like Mowgli....I can watch Mowgli now!!")

I was too stunned to react...was she dreaming of the morning cheer & Mowgli all night??

13 comments:

naperville mom said...

Hahaha:) Mowgli sure seems to have some magic abt him... atleast he put AD to sleep, and she even woke up with a smile:) CR hates watching TV/ DVD except for Jungle Book and I occasionally call him the 'Jungle Boy'!

SSQuo said...

Oh thats too adorable! :) I guess thats the thing with kids, you never know what they absorb and what they leave behind. Clearly Mowgli she couldnt resist.

SGD said...

@NM - She calls herself Mowgli and when I say 'You're my little baby', she retorts, all worked up.."No, I;m your little mancub"..Just imagine...

@SSQuo-I know...it's a mystery what they absorb and what they dont!
Thanks for stopping by.
Visited your blog & liked it. Am following you now...

~nm said...

Very cute indeed :)

And thanks for dropping by at my blog. Shall add you to reader :)

Pradip Biswas said...

Momo likes to be in Forest like myself. I shall send you some jungle photographs soon. Take her to a forest resort when you and Saptrashi shall go to next vaccation.

SGD said...

@ ~NM - Thanks for stopping by...

@ PB - It will be a great experience indeed...and you are the best person to guide us as to which and when and other finer details...

Kavi said...

Ha Ha Ha ! Indeed !! That was cute !

The Jungle rules !

Reks said...

these kids never fail to amuse! sometimes i feel that they live in some sort of a parallel universe and we don't even figure in it other than the occasional time when we replace a character they love (or hate as the case maybe)! nice one, sharmi. it was good seeing u on fri, lets meet again once we're both back from our trips et al. take care.

Inder said...

kids... they are indeed funny :)

SGD said...

@Rekha-Oh yes...the unpredictability, the spontaneity, and the surprises when least expected are what make this phase so adorable and amusing! They manage to keep us on our toes and guessing as to what their next act/word is going to be...!!

Have a good trip..Will meet once you're back rejuvenated

@Inder - they are...funny, cute, adorable and exasperating all at the same time...that's what makes this phase so precious I guess..Thanks for stopping by..

Reflections said...

So sweeet...u knw this is a perfect example which tells us tht children drink in everything we say...even in jest;-)).
My daughter used to cry to go to school. So one day her father gave her a loong talk which ended with "smile & get into the bus".
The next day & everyday after tht she gets in & turns around with gr8 difficulty[other kids r pushing past her u see] & gives us a sickly sweeet smile before b4 disappearing inside.
Between us we appreciate & have a good laugh at the effort she makes.

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Maybe its time to correct the old saying that 'elephants never forget' and make it, 'children never forget', especially if a treat has been promised to them.

SGD said...

@Reflections : Oh...how sweet!! Can almost visualise her sad & forced smile...poor child!!

@Kavi-Jungle rules indeed!! With each passing day, the 'junglee'-ness seems to be on the rise!! :((

@Sucharita - They dont forget, you're right! But a sermon or a 'dont-do-this&that'...they sure do!!