Thursday, April 19, 2012

Rapunzel for a bit. Blog marathon post 28


The other day I was in Chennai for my book launch. (Click here to see some photos of the event). 
We stayed at a really nice hotel and my family was with me. My children were in adjoining room.(We had inter connecting room)

Early in the morning, I woke up before everyone else. It was magical to see both my children fast asleep. There is something about sleeping children that transforms mothers’ hearts into quivering jellies. I stood and stared for long filled with an indescribable tenderness.  It took me back to their childhood when they were babies.  After a while, I crawled into the bed with my daughter and dived under the luxurious duvet, cuddled her and before I realised I was fast asleep.

My daughter woke me up after a while with great urgency. She was all chuckles, smiling widely, her eyes glowing with excitement.

‘Mama when did you come into my bed?’ she demanded to know.

‘Early in the morning baby,’ I answered, still rubbing the sleep out of my eyes.

‘Oh mama—you know what happened? I thought my hair had grown over night!’ she exclaimed and laughed.  (One of the things my daughter really admires about me is my hair and she longs for hair like mine.  Where as I love her naturally straight silky hair.)

She hadn’t seen me in her bed (as I was buried under the quilt) and when she woke up she only saw my hair spread out next to her. She had presumed it was her hair and she was so puzzled to see such long hair next to her face and wondered how her hair could have grown overnight.

I laughed heartily for a while.

It was a nice start to the day.
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9 comments:

  1. Hehehe...cho cute...I simply love such moments spent with children...n yes children look so cute when they are asleep. Samu still smiles at times in her sleep.
    Indeed a very good start Preeti..!!!!
    God bless
    Gayu

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  2. haha so cute !!!! These moments spent with the kids are so precious...


    Anu

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  3. :) thats soo cute and a nice start for the day!!!

    only children can talk so well and bring magic in to our lifes with their chit-chats!

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  4. aaaahhh kids!! They give us so many moments to cherish and smile!!

    -Durga

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  5. Hey Preeti...my 4 year old niece too loves Rapunzel and keeps wishing to have long hair like her. Whenever I visit her she comes running to me and says, "See how my hair has grown so long and very soon it would be like Rapunzel"....whereas her hair remains almost the same length whenever I see her :)
    I guess having long hair is every little girls wish! :)

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  6. Just to let you know that I think you have beautiful hair too :) And, you are so right about sleeping children & mamas turned into jellies.

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  7. Truly a beautiful way to start a beautiful day :D

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  8. so cute.. simply a pleasure only moms can feel..

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