Monday, March 30, 2009

Abracadabara...

A friend of mine called me with "some parenting dilemma"... Does she even know me? That was one of M's first questions too... but anyway I take this as a tribute to having survived 4 years of baby mayhem at the Cheeky household! Finally some recognition after years of being snubbed by fellow mom's who would call me about all kinds of things, but never any parental advice!

Anyway when this friend called me I was so happy... rubbed my hands in delight and plotted.. what can I say? So I directed her to my blog "You should find answers to all your questions here".. serves her right for not reading my blog what do you say?

Yeah I know.. with that I am sure I have killed it.. no one is ever going to pose me with a parenting question ever again are they? So my dearest N if you happened to trust me enough to read my blog "GOTCHA"... As a bonus I leave you with this tale....

The other afternoon.. after being reprimanded time and again for "not spending time with him, I escorted Cheeky to the patio and there we sat Cheesecake in hand (now you know where I get them love handles?) contemplating the world at large! When Cheeky declared
"I don't think Daddy does any work at office"
I have suspected this all along.. I think it is just his ploy to go away and get some me time! So it was very interesting that this imp of mine thought the same...
"I think he plays baseball.. no .. no.. I think he plays cricket, and then sits and talks to his friends about cricket"
Sounds very plausible.. but I had to get some doubts clarified "So do you think they pay him for that?" I could do that you know talk about cricket with friends, I could even run around the field dropping catches if I could only get paid for it!
"No they don't pay him for that" declared Cheeky bringing my dreams crashing down
"So where do we get the rent money from" ask I.. time to get my finances straight at the very least?
"I think that money is just magicked here" Magic? You can get money by magic? How come I knew nothing of this?
"Daddy knows magic?"
"No amma, Daddy can't do magic" looking exasperated.. he even put me to test pointing to the patio railing," see if you can make that go away... just point and do shush"
Of course nothing would budge, next the imp tried ... nothing!! Nada! Zilch!
"See we can't do magic" he declared. I did not know this was part of the plan.. I sat there completely speechless...
"But my uncle can do magic"
"Your uncle? you don't even have an uncle" I declare!
"Sure I do, B Chitappa " (my husband's cousin)
By this time I am giving him a hypnotic stare....
"When I was in India he used magic to make something go away and then he made it come right back" aahaa.. now my brain is sinking below the ground.. can you help me get it?
"I will tell him. He will magic some money and send it flying here.. then we can hold out our hands and get some money" demonstrating.. the money was dumped in a pile and the pile grew and grew and grew till we never have to move again.. for the door now lay hidden behind the mountain of money..
Serves me right for having spent the better part of the evening with a 4 yr old hyper imaginative imp! I went in to turn on the TV.. I would have watched anything.. even the saans bahu madness on Indian TV.. Anything to return back from my hypnotic state...

Cheeky followed me in and declared
"When I grow up I will be a king, then I don't have to do any work I will just magic all the money" We can have M give up all the pretense of work too!! What fun!!

And N you ask me about a parenting dilemma? I have a son who dreams of being a couch potato!! Oh well, like mom like son!

And there's more .... after spending the better part of the weekend with the imp. Not to mention chauffeuring him around to the science museum, planetarium and the toy store. After this, M had the audacity to turn on the computer and claim to work! Cheeky walked up to him and declared "You need to get another job!"
M asked "Why?"
Cheeky "You don't get any time to play with me on this job"
Maybe another job will let him stay at home with Cheeky and play. And there is always magic.

19 comments:

Pavi!!!! said...

Wish i was little..little enuf to believe that all problems can be solved and little enuf to blv that all it takes for probs to be solved is magic.

rayshma said...

i wish i could magic up the money too... not working part i've already perfected!

K3 said...

Magic & Masti two things everyone needs a little bit of! :)

Sumana said...

Ahh the little imp never fails to amaze us. Magic, no doubt, where do they get these ideas from and how perfectly they apply it. So the Dad needs to geta new job LOL

~nm said...

Your kid is a really brainy guy I tell you..at such a tender age the kind of things that go in his mind is just amazing..

Rambler said...

please do ask cheeky to share his magic tricks with me :)..

Suma said...

hahahha i just loved this post and the lil one's attitude...

now i can't wait till he turns 11...(*goes off highly satisfied!)

Fantasies of a Lifetime said...

lol , the king's aunt wudn't have to work too , right ?

rm said...

:-) i think cheeky got the point..life is simply to enjoy and relax..with a bit of magic.

VJ said...

can I learn the tricks from the king???

Mama - Mia said...

well thats the beauty of being a kid! like my friends used to tell me i couldnt have money troubles because my mom worked in a bank! she just had to get it from there! hehe!

and you are an awesomely funny writer! :D

i am not surprised at all that Cheeky is very imaginative and funny!

cheers!

abha

VJ said...

Hi Preethi,

Pls wake up... more tag on your way !!!

Subhashree said...

Hahahah... good one. What fertile imagination!

Neera said...

Hey wassup? Long time?

rm said...

hi

lostonthestreet said...

Coming to your blog after a couple of months..lots of reading to do!!!
And hey this was MY line :-) :"So I directed her to my blog "You should find answers to all your questions here"."

VJ said...

Hi Preethi,
is everything ok????? starting to worry now.
if its just a break from blogging, that fine.. but do let me know

Preethi said...

Hey all everything is fine... just on a long blogging break.. while my brain recuperates from its writer's block!! :) be back soon!! And thanks to all of you who checked in.. that was so sweet!!

Subhashree said...

All well? Long time, no posts.