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20 Jan

Borrowing the suffix – ‘isms’ from R’s Mom and jotting down a few random conversations before I forget them….

On the way back home from daycare in auto:

Mannu: Mamma, aaj Tammu ne school mein vomit kiya.
Me: Tammu, tune vomit kiya aaj?
Tammu: Mmmm (Sucking thumb)
Mannu: Tammu ne floor pe hi kar diya
Me (full of love for Tammu): Thik hai Mannu. Vomit karne ke time usko kaise pata chalega?
Mannu: Oh! Matlab vomit karne ke time basin dikhayi nahi deta hai kya?
 
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I scolded Tammu for something wrong she did, rather harshly. I continued to look daggers at her expecting some reaction from her. But she kept staring at me blankly. Unable to decipher the meaning of her looks, I asked “Kya hua? Aise kyu dekh rahi hai mujhe?” 
She replied – “Thik hai. Mamma ko maine maaf kar diya”.
Me – “Whatttt???”
 
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After we came back from the trip, Mantam were reluctant to go back to school. Buckets of tears shed and the conversation goes:
Mantam: “Phir se dilli jaana hai, school nahi” and all that.
Me: “Arre school to jaana hai Mantam ko. Nahi to big, strong, intelligent, smart kaise hoge?”
Mantam: “Nahi, Tata jaana hai.”
I somehow convinced them that going to school was necessary for them.
Mantam: “To phir Mamma Baba bhi school aao hamaare saath”.
Me: “Arre nahi. Baba Mamma school kaise ja sakte hain? Baba Mamma ko office jaana hai na?”
Mantam: “Nahi. Baba Mamma Office mat jao”
Me: “Dekho hum log abhi Tata jaake aaye na? Mamma Baba ke paas jo paisa tha sab finish ho gaya hai. Phir se office jayenge to hi paisa milega. Aur hum phir se tata ja sakte hain”
Tammu: “Mamma ko office mein kaun paisa deta hai?”
Me: “Ek uncle hai. Office nahi jaane se uncle Mamma ko daatenge. And Mamma cry karega”
Mannu: “Ok Mamma. Tomorrow office se aake sab paisa amake de dena”
 
Fast forward to next day:
While returning home from day care, they spot a sweet corn cart and ask me to buy for them. I buy 2 small cups for them and hop into an auto.
Tammu: Mamma, uncle ne Mamma ko daata aaj?
Me: Nahi beta. Mamma office jaake bohoth saara kaam kiya. So Uncle ne nahi daata.
Tammu: Aur Baba ko uncle daata?
Me: Nahi beta. Baba ka office mein Baba hi uncle hai. (What was I thinking? Duh!)
Tammu: To Mamma zyada zyada milk piyo. Aur jaldi se big hoke uncle ho jao. (Serves me right, I thought)
Mannu: Mamma, office se sab paisa leke aaya or nahi?
Me: Haan, paisa to laaya tha. Lekin sweet corn uncle ko de diya na? Abhi sirf auto uncle ke liye bacha hua hai.
Mannu: Aiyo! Thik hai Mamma. Main kal corn nahi khaungi. Mujhe paise de dena!!!
 
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Mannu is too obsessed with alphabets and writing these days. Wanna know why?
 
The other day, she got up from her potty seat after finishing her job and as usual she looks at her own potty and cheers in joy: “Aaj maine C jaisa potty kiya. Dekho Mamma” (It actually was a perfect C)
 
Evening when I undressed them after coming home, I see that the elastic of her pant had made an impression on her waist. She says “Ye dekho Mamma. Ye pant ne mere tummy mein ‘Sleeping line’ banaa diya hai”
 
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I scolded Tammu for doing something for the third time even after I forbade her from doing it  (What exactly, I don’t remember) She stood with a sad face, her eyes welled up with tears.
I told her – “Tammu, you have to grow big to do that. You are still small na?”
Tammu – “Ok, main jab big ho jayega, tab amar karega. Aur tab Mamma pawn (small) ho jayega. Main Mamma ko scold karega”
Me – “Baap re, tu jab big ho jayegi, tab main tere paas nahi rahungi.”
Mannu – “Keno Mamma?” (Why Mamma)
Me – “Main kabhi kabhi aake ek do din rehke chali jaungi”
Tammu – “Jab Mamma ek din aayega, tab mein zor se pakad lebo aur chhodbo na” (Chhod – to leave in hindi, le – to take in Hindo)
And all three of us embraced to form a huddle 😀
(How I silently wished my Amma too came for just a day and I could hold her tight tight tight)
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26 responses to “Mantam-isms

  1. R's Mom

    January 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Awwww!!! total awwww!

    the paisa awesome…I do the same thing with R..no money babes..so have to go to work 🙂

    and the last one..got a lump! Hugs darling

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    • Seema

      January 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      Arey, nowadays they preserve one or two rupee coins and tell me that I can borrow from them if I’m so desperately in need of money. Sigh!!

      Thanks for the hug RM. Much needed!

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  2. Asmitha

    January 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Awww Seema….loved this line “Jab Mamma ek din aayega, tab mein zor se pakad lebo aur chhodbo na” …made me kindaa emotional 🙂

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    • Seema

      January 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      Oh, it did? Hugs to you Asmitha. You too are staying away from your family na? When are you coming down to India next?

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  3. Sumana

    January 20, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Lovely post Seema on ‘isms’. Mamma ko maaf kar diya, you must be bewildered na. Vomit karne ke time pe basin nahin dikhaye detha?? How innocent and sweet, LOL. Cute kids you have and please keep this coming. Hugs to the little ones.

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    • Seema

      January 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      Yeah, I was bewildered. Actually there have been a few instances when I was stressed out for different reasons but freaked out on them and then said Sorry. She had high hopes that was one of them. 😀

      Will keep posting them when I collect enough for a post. Glad you enjoyed.

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  4. Deepsi

    January 20, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Potty related stories are the best!! C shape wah wah..

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    • Seema

      January 23, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      I knew you would like the Potty related stories wonly 😀

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  5. summerscript

    January 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Awww they are so cute Seema 🙂 Totally loved it 🙂
    And the last one was too sweet 🙂

    Expecting more and more Mantam-isms 🙂

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    • Seema

      January 23, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      Hey thanks SS. Will post frequently, don’t worry 😀

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  6. Bikram

    January 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    HA ha ha haanji basin nahin dikhai deta .. made me laugh

    maaf kar diya na Mumma ko, see she is so nice .. and aapne aise hi daant diya next time aap bhi maaf kar dena bachi ko .. theek hai na …

    oh yes a BIG FAMILY HUGGGGGGGGGG… yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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    • Seema

      January 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      Maaf to tab karu jab sharminda ho! *Stamps feet* I’m a hitler Mommy, you know??

      Happy ending to banta hai 😀

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  7. NBose

    January 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    He He…LOL..now I know the way to get promotion and become “the uncle”…zyada zyada milk…:-)

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  8. anisnest

    January 20, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    understood most of it 🙂 RM – are you hearing? I am improving a lot on Hindi (hoping that this post is in Hindi) 🙂
    LOL on “Thik hai. Mamma ko maine maaf kar diya”… these kids they know us don’t they?

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    • Seema

      January 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      Hehe yes. Most of it was in Hindi. Oh! Now I know why SnS did not comment.

      Oh yes, they know us more than we know ourselves 😀

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      • Sugar and Spice

        January 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm

        Hah.. hah.. You know me too well.. Don’t you?!! 😀 😀 Will read and decipher the post at leisure..!

        P.S – Have sent you a mail. Need a favour.

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        • Seema

          January 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm

          Yeah, I guess! 😀 Next time onwards, will try to include translation 😀

          I replied to you re-mail. Hope it helps 🙂

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  9. Tharani

    January 21, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Aww . Though i understood in bits and pieces with my broken Hindi, the last incident melts my heart away. I so want to come to Bangalore just to give them a hug.

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    • Seema

      January 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      Come come fast fast 😀

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  10. Comfy

    January 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    aww..my heart just melted at ‘zor se pakad lebo aur chhodbo na‘ How sweet is that and what more can a mom ask for?

    These two are adorable Seema. May they stay the same forever. Loads and loads of love to them.

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    • Seema

      January 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      Thanks Comfy. ‘Hope they stay the same forever’ – Amen to that.

      And wait for Bugz to grow a bit more. You will have a wonderful time (without ‘The Stink’ perfume of course) listening to their chirpy conversations 😀

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  11. RS

    January 23, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Awwww! 😀 Just decided to lurk for a few mins but this one is sho shweet! And you better give all the paisa to Mannu ok – she has her priorities right 🙂

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    • Seema

      January 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      Whattt? Give all paisa to Mannu is it? I’m a stingy mom to a stingy daughter!!!

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  12. garima

    January 24, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Loved the mantamism….last one made me all emotional..hugs to your angels.
    Hope tammu is fine now…

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    • Seema

      January 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      Thanks Garima

      Yeah, Tammu is fine now 🙂

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