Friday, December 11, 2009


"The little grasshopper has forgotten me!" Mom lamented.

('The little grasshopper' is a nickname Mom has given baby Aish. I think it does justice to her characteristics.)

"Mom... she hasn't forgotten you!" I tried to reassure her. (Look who's talking, especially after this.)

"She has! Now that she's back in the US, she doesn't want to talk to her grandma anymore. Every time your sister gives her the phone, she runs away!"

"She runs away?! What do you mean runs away??"

"As in... she runs away from the phone. I can literally hear her steps on the floor as she runs away."

It was only when my sister called me that I experienced the running away phenomenon.

"Here, Aish. Come. Talk to Mausi." my sister said. She put me on speaker.

"Mausiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii." Aish said.

"Hiiii Aish, how are you??"

Complete silence. Followed by the sound of pounding feet.

"Come back, Aish! Give me the phone!" I heard my sister dash after Aish.

"What's happening? What's happening??" I yelled out.

"She's running away with the phone this time!" My sister yelled back.

I was distraught. Mom was right then. Aish didn't want to talk to us anymore...

I heard some loud clattering noises next.

"She's trying to put the phone on the window sill, the naughty girl. I'll call you back if you get disconnected!" yelled my sister.

Complete silence again.

What on earth was the girl trying to do, taking the phone to the window?

"Hello?" I said, softly, wondering if the phone had been flung out of the window and if I was talking to actual grasshoppers this time.

And then the best thing happened. I think Aish leaned in close to the phone kept on the window sill, for I heard her whisper loud and clear.

"Look, Mausi... It's snowing..."


smalltown_girl said...

i love that kid :D

Raam Pyari said...

:) beautiful...:)

manasi.mulye said...

Such innocence.. Only a child can display.. Just makes you speechless.. Love the post.. as usual.. :))

Badri said...

Wow, the way u describe makes everyone go awwwww!

reena said...

It makes me J of u, my nephew is still to call me Mausi.
I am waiting :-(

"Beautiful" is the word for your post.

naween said...


Iddy Albatross said...

Hehe... that was too cute!!

My nephew's about a year and a half old, he's still to talk yet, in our lingo that is. He speaks in a different language that we're yet to comprehend. The only few words he's learnt are Eyes - and he'd point at his own every time he says it, and "Bye-you Seeya", which comes out every two seconds, even when he's leaving the room!

CodeSmith said...

Wow! So cute of her.

Thousif Raza said...

give her a kiss next time you meet her :), oh she is so adorable :)

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

~Lopa said...

Awwwww, such a cute Aish baby...
She rememebers not only Mausi, but mausi's snow love :)

sanketaradhye said...


OMG, that is so cute! :) :)

Taurus Girl said...

Awwww.. so cute...
Lovely post.. :)

Urv said...

How adorable is she! :)

Apun ne apni life mein abhi tak na toh snow dekhela hai na ki snowing :(

Vivek said...

I read an old post about the song Tiny Tapori taught you Sayesha, and found its video:

अनिल कान्त : said...

बहुत खूबसूरत पोस्ट लिखी है आपने. अच्छा लगा आपके ब्लॉग पर आकर

मेरी कलम - मेरी अभिव्यक्ति

Nataraj said...

See, I told you already. You ARE writer material..

Seriously, Please do take up writing seriously..

bluejay said...

awwwww... sooo cute!I can actually picture aishu doing this.. :) love the way u wrote it.. !

soleil said...


Anshu said...

How sweet! I wish my daughter does the same with my mom and sisters.

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Geomon said...

wow!gr8 writing. I could almost see an Airtel ad in there, and Rehman's masterpiece chiming in at the end.

~anu~ said...

heartwarming! very sweet..!

Porkodi (பொற்கொடி) said...

:))))) chooooo chweeeeet! I agree with Geomon!!

Manchus said...

So sweet she was trying to show you the snow.
That is a total toddler phenomenon.My daughter is same age as Aishu and she does the same thing, runs away. Talks only when she is really in a mood and would want to show her painting on the phone. Or it ends up being a tussle for the phone with her lil brother (who is 20 months). But it is fun :)

Maybe they become tongue tied with excitement!! Another possibility.

How do we know said...

AWESOME!!!! thats the great thing with kids...

Sayesha said...

#smalltown girl,
Meeee toooo! :P

#Raam Pyari,

Thanks. :)


He will soon, don't worry! And when he does, trust me, you can't have enough of it!!! :)))

Thanks. :)

Hahahaha! That's another very cute age where they talk so much nonsense!!! :D


I will, thanks! :)



#Taurus Girl,
Thanks. :)

I would have said Singapore aaja, lekin snow yahan bhi nahin hai. :((((

Heyyy thanks SO much for the link!!!! I had never seen the original video and now I have! Thanks again!! :D :D :D

Bahut bahut shukriya. :)

I wish you were a publisher!! :D

Thanks. :)


I'm sure she will! :)


Hehehe... wow, that's a huge compliment. Thanks! :P

Thank you! :)

#Porkodi teacher,
Thankssss! :D

Hahaha! Yeah, it's like we're all eagerly waiting to watch them perform and they're just shaking their heads at us and saying a seedha no. :)

#How do we know,

Sanchit said...

sssnooowww :(

Dharshika said...

awwwww.....its so sweet of her....

Sayesha said...

I want snow tooooooo!!! :))))


--Sunrise-- said...

Cuuuuuuuute! :)

N said...

OOOOO, now I see what she was trying to do!! My God!!! I am so speechless...