Wednesday, April 16, 2014

N is for nostalgia

From time to time, we all get hit by episodes of nostalgia. Perhaps our best memories are from our childhood -- stuff that happened many years ago. That's why it is hilarious when a 3-year-old gets nostalgic. About stuff that happened just a year or two ago. Lately, Xena has been relating 'tales of her childhood' to me. And as if a reminiscing toddler is not already funny enough, she tells me these stories as if I don't know about them at all.

Here are some samples of her recent nostalgic moments.

"Mama, when I was very very small, I was inside your tummy!"

"Mama, I was splashing around inside your tummy!"

"When I was inside, your tummy was big and round. Then you went to the hospital and the doctor pulled me out and SUDDENLY your tummy became flat."

"I used to be a small baby. Then SUDDENLY I became a big grown-up girl."

"When I was very small, I used to cry for milk when I was hungry. Like this - nga nga nga..."

"When I was very small, I could not sit or stand or walk or scoot or jump or run. I was lying down all the time!"

"When I was very small, sometimes I wore only a diaper! No top or pants! Only a diaper!"

"You know, Mama... when I was very small, I did not pee and poop in the toilet. I did everything in the diaper!"

"When I was very small, I used to try to eat my toes!"

"When I was very small, I did not have any teeth. Now I have sooooo many."

"When I was small, I was not 10 kilos. Then SUDDENLY I was 10 kilos."

"We went to Australia and Poppy drove us in a blue car. I had my own car seat. I sat at the back because only grown-ups sit in front. It was very cold and I wore a jacket and a hat and mittens and we saw kangaroos."

"When I was very small, I used to say 'clockloach'. Mama, it's not 'clockloach'! It's 'cockloach'."

"When I was a little girl, I had soooo many soft toys. Then Dr. Thomas said that all the soft toys needed to go on a vacation till my lungs became big and strong. They will come back when I turn 5 years old."


Arun said...

Klangya bachpan ke din? :)

Wishing Xena all the soft toys in the world!

Arun said...

It occurred to me for Xena one year is 30% of her current memories ; for a thirty year old person that would be like ten years worth of memories. She is perfectly entitled to feel nostalgic about the days when she was two. :) :)

DeeJ said...

how sweet...muaah to xena :)

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha...cokloach one is too funny...she is a darling...lots of love..

Nobody said...

:( for the last one

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Thisisme said...

Oh god! That reminds me of my niece! She is obsessed with her own childhood stories n I end up narrating to her daily 2-3 stories of when she was reaallly small lol! Though she is 7 now, I find it funny that when she refers to her toddler or infant days as .. Jab mein bahuuut choti thi ....I end up telling her...aap Abhi bhi chote hi ho!! :-)

Sayesha said...

Thank you. :) I have confiscated all her soft toys for now and hidden them. Hopefully Dr Thomas will allow them to 'come back from their vacation' soon. :)

Thanks. :)

Thank you. :)

It's okay yaar. It's the least of our worries. :)


shub said...

This post is too cute for words. "Nga nga nga? Hahaha. And cockloach? Let's try stethoscope next!

Porkodi (பொற்கொடி) said...

too cute!!! love to Xena!