Mish Mash of Mantamism

10 Mar

As I was not in the habit of blogging, I missed documenting many of the conversations. I raked my brains to dig out some of them. Writing this post quickly before I forget them:

Tammu explains about her computer class at school.

Tammu: Mumma Baba, do you know what happened at school today?

Abbas & I: What?

Tammu: We had computer class and we had to show the class about any festival from our culture. I wanted to search for Diwali. And then you know what happened? I actually typed Dilwale and the picture of Shahrukh khan came on the screen. I was so shy *giggles and blushes*

*A warning to us to not show them too many bollywood movies ๐Ÿ˜› *


Abbas generally drives to work but on one particular day he had to go to a different location which was better accessible via public transport. While he was ready to leave, he kept murmuring to himself that he was gonna get late and miss the train.

Tammu: Baba, be positive. You will not miss the train.

Abbas: But I need to walk from here to the station. I canโ€™t walk super fast.

Tammu (with a straight face): Baba, just trust yourself. You can do it.

*Overdose of motivational talk to kids ultimately comes right back to you like a boomerang*


My employer arranged a Bowling party for us after work. I generally skip the after work gatherings. But since most of my colleagues were planning to go to this, I too was in a dilemma. Although I wanted to go, I was in two minds about the chores at home. Abbas told me to go ahead without worrying and that he would manage. But I wasnโ€™t convinced.

Conversation with Mantam on the way to station in the morning:

Me: Mantam, Mumma has this bowling party at office. Iโ€™m not sure if I should go or not. I feel like going but Iโ€™m worried also about things at home.

Tammu: You should go Mumma!

Mannu: Yes Mumma, you have to go. Go and have fun there. You should not always think about family and home. You must enjoy with your friends also.

I was really touched and I did go. My kids were all ears to know how it went once I returned. I was really happy that they valued my personal space and understood that I have my own social circle.

After a few days, my fellow female colleagues at worked hatched a girlsโ€™ night out plan. We were all excited and as usual Abbas had no qualms about letting me go for a sleepover at my friendโ€™s place ๐Ÿ˜€ I took for granted that Mantam would also happily see me off.

Me (In a casual tone): Mantam, Iโ€™m going to a friendโ€™s house for a sleepover on so and so date.

Tammu (in an indifferent tone): OK

Mannu: Mumma, whatโ€™s going on these days? Are you kind of exploring the world or something?

*She used the exam same words. Who needs an mother-in-law when your daughter can taunt you even better if not less?*


Posted by on March 10, 2016 in Uncategorized


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14 responses to “Mish Mash of Mantamism

  1. More than words

    March 10, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Haha !! The last one is hilarious ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


    • Seema

      March 11, 2016 at 8:44 am

      Hehe I know! But at the moment my jaws dropped and I was shocked ๐Ÿ˜„


  2. Manasa

    March 11, 2016 at 3:04 am

    U must continue capturing their innocence! Laughing away here! Cute! “Dilwale”? Can’t believe! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Seema

      March 11, 2016 at 8:47 am

      Yes, Im trying make notes with some keywords whenever such conversations happen so that I don’t forget them. Thanks Manu


  3. aarya

    March 11, 2016 at 4:54 am

    These conversations are so cute…the last one had me burst out laughing ๐Ÿ˜Š


    • Seema

      March 11, 2016 at 8:47 am

      Thanks Aarya. Will keep more of them coming


  4. My Era

    March 11, 2016 at 5:09 am

    Hahaha wow those were real gems worth recording for posterity ๐Ÿ˜†
    Loved #3 the most ๐Ÿ˜€
    Hugs to the smarty pants twins โค


  5. lifeslittletwists

    March 19, 2016 at 1:16 am

    I loved “exploring the world” haha! They both have a sarcastic tongue when they want it huh? But they are so sweet and mature in understanding things too!


    • Seema

      April 6, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      Lol, I think the sarcastic thing must be from me. Abbas generally speaks straight to the point ๐Ÿ˜€


  6. Sumana GV

    March 20, 2016 at 11:20 am

    They r real cuties seema. Hey u really exploring the world, Mannu is damn right ๐Ÿ™‚ keep it coming.


    • Seema

      April 6, 2016 at 10:06 pm

      Hahaha, I’m on my way to explore the world ๐Ÿ˜€


  7. Greenboochi

    April 1, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    The first and the last are the best!! ๐Ÿ˜€



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