A Page from April 2008

My  Daughter and Her father

My sweet little daughter arrived on 17th June , 6 months
after my husband  joined a firm in Dehradoon (Uttrakhand) . Due to his new job, he was not getting leaves  and was unable to spend much time with her as she was with me in my hometown Hapur(U.P.)

He got to meet her on alternate weekends , which means that he could hold her, cradle her and caress her only for that day...  so, he used to cherish every little wriggle of her nose, the perfect small 'O' of her yawn, the way she clutched his thumb with her tiny fingers, the way she'd look from her kohl rimmed sparkling black eyes,the rhythmic breathing movement of her small body while sleeping, her tender skin and that sweet smell of a new born ...... Everything about her was endearing ... to me and to him.

Sleeping under the wraps of her colourful sheets she looked like a bud lying calmly in the folds of its petals- serene and divine. She was so small, a tiny bundle of softness .... scented and sweet.
 She remained there at her Grandma's till she was 3 months old. Then she along with me and her brother moved back to Dehradoon.

Hmmmm .................. ...... those were the days of yore .......... because now when we all are living together, she has grown up and has started taking baby steps rather baby leaps! From that calm angelic beauty she's transformed into a too energetic toddler with a  200 watt electric current running in her veins which always propels her in all the wrong directions as of garbage bins, shoe racks and the gaps in the terrace railings , leaving her dear father panting for breath ..

That look of mischief is evident in her eyes which are now enormous and jet black and ALWAYS have that naughty shine !

Either she's pinching in his father's neck, ear or is eating with her toothless  mouth whatever fleshy part of his she can get hold of . If not so then she's babbling in  her piercing voice in the ears of papa dearest!

 She don't drools, but absolutely loves to spurt out bubbles.... likes LOUD music and adores SRK songs, sways and claps to all catchy numbers, ringtones , marriage bands, screams of vegetable vendors and God only knows what .So we can say  anything which is  near to shouting in  rhyme ! 

Different moods of Yawning
Yawn Pose
She toddles on her own, don't likes to hold hands in parks , likes to saunter under shady trees with falling leaves and adores nature in ALL forms from rain, wind, sky ,clouds, fog to stray animals, beetles and swirling leaves and rotten peels from the garbage cluster. She don't give a look to the shiny, red coloured rattles brought to her by him but will be attracted by the skinny brown filthy dog from the street and will wave ,gesticulate and calls it in her indecipherable language.

Bittoo .. Kon Hai Ye AADMI?


So, NOW  when she is finally with her father, the situation is still the same. He still gets to admire her, caress her once in 15 days as it rarely happens that she sleeps before him or wakes after him!  And if on some lucky day he finds her awake on returning from office , the central idea remains unchanged.........     Papa dear will doze off after futilely  trying to make her sleep and Daughter dearest is looking strangely  as if wondering who is this man snoring in such a nice rhythm?

This is how my sweet little 9 months old daughter and her equally adorable Father are . :)


  1. Lovely post. Your daughter is very cute. what's her name?

    1. Thanks Sougata.... she is reading it right now and you have instantly become her 'bestest' friend :) ....Her name is Pihu but in school register we enrolled her as Aadya -the first godess or Saraswati. sigh !

    2. Wow . I am honoured, thank you.
      Hey Pihu. You are cute :) .


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