Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The pursuit of happiness

I don't even know how or where she learnt it, but baby Aish seems to have quite a good concept of 'happiness' and 'sadness'. When prompted to do some monkey-giri just for the amusement of her mausi at the other end of the line, she often responds positively when told, "If you sing, Mausi will become happy."

When I was in the US, I knocked my knee against something and was rubbing it when she came and said, "Mausi, don't be sad." even though I wasn't looking sad. (I just wasn't grinning at her as usual.)

Also, when I was packing to come back to Singapore, she was getting very upset, and kept saying, "Don't go, don't go back to Singapore!" It was only when my sister told her "If Mausi doesn't go back to Singapore, Mausa will become sad." that she calmed down and allowed me to come back.

Now that she's in India, she seems to be spreading the "happy thoughts" there too. In a rather odd way though. It seems that when Mom makes rotis, Aish observes her very closely. She looks at the ones that puff up real nice and says, "That's a happy roti!" and the ones that do not puff up are "sad rotis".



20 comments:

Deepa said...

GOLD!!
Whoopieee :)

Swathy said...

good concept!
it s like you write a blog everyday means a happy bewda ! :)

Swathy said...

silver ' s all mine...** evil laughter!

N said...

Silver :)

Humans are born this way sweetie...It's just that we realize this when we meet someonw ho is just growing up! I hope you know what I mean :)

Thousif Raza said...

that is so so so cute my god, happy and sad rotis, cho chweet :)



take care and keep writing..........

Taurus Girl said...

So adorable... :)
and yes... bronze... yay!!!

sanketaradhye said...

Sweet! :)

mythalez said...

and the roti that puffs up only to quickly flatten .... indifferent roti? :P

kkn said...

This has nothing to do with the post, but was hop-scotch a bintan specific blog?

BTW, you write well. For the past few months, whenever I come across your posts, they invariably bring a smile to my face.

rt said...

In agreement with Swathy... new post on ur blog- happy bewda, no post on ur blog - sad bewda :)

Sanchit said...

i take the bronze bhai... :) u know i always wondered how those lill toddlers know, how to smile and how to frown...

riya manna said...

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riya manna said...

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Sayesha said...

#Deepa,
:D

#Swathy,
Hehe... that's so cute. :)

#N,
Just how old are you??? ;)

#Thousif,
Thanks. :)

#Taurus Girl,
:)

#sanketaradhye,
:)

#mythalez,
Eeeeeessssssshhhhhh... bad grown-up angle to my nice kiddy story. :P

#kknn,
Thanks for the compliments. :)
Hop-scotch is a travelogue actually. If you look at the panel on the right side of the page, you'll find links to Pakistan, Cambodia, New Zealand, etc.

#rt,
Hehehe! :P

#Sanchit,
Meee tooo! *same pinch long-distance wala*

#riya manna,
Again?! Give it up woman. Seriously.

kkn said...

Ya, I realised that after I had commented. I went through all 25 posts later. :)

Rajesh Kanuri said...

Nice Concept

Regards
www.techcats.net

How do we know said...

ha ha ha.. i loved the sad roti happy roti story! totally cool!

Swaram said...

Super-cool! Loved the rotis part esp. :)

Oh eh, got here thru SpeakBindas

rocksea said...

happy rottis and sad rottis :D

moi said...

how cuuteeeee!! happiness and sadness as we define it for our comfortness