Purvi turns seven tomorrow. My baby is becoming a little girl. She still gazes at me with adoration. She hovers around me when I am getting dressed. She watches me as I apply my lipstick. And as I comb my hair. She looks at the clothes I have chosen and the perfume I use. She inhales, smiles approvingly and puts her arms around me.
She makes me feel so good. At times like these I think that I need her more than she needs me.
Another conversation that took place a few days ago
“Maaa…Will you please brush my teeth?”
I was so surprised. I didn’t know from where she picked up that line! I suspect it must be from ‘Home Alone’ that she watched a few days back..Or maybe her older brother coached her.
I chased her into the bathroom (She ran screaming, pretending to be terrified) and waited outside till she finished. If I don’t wait outside, she will pop right out and start pestering me in that whiny voice again.
Sometimes when I don’t agree to her unreasonable demands, she says “ Maaaaa…I know what will irritate you. Just wait and watch. I will whine and whine till you give in.”
What do you do with a child like that?
You just hug her tight—that’s what you do!