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More momma tales..

Posted by Pepper on June 19, 2011

Life has been quite colourful with her around. I seem to be finding it hard to find time to blog, but I thought I should drop by to mention a few things about her.

– Flowers. They’re everywhere. I see her admiring the pretty manicured lawns and exotic colours of flowers all the time. Each time she bends over to take a look with keen interst showing on her face, I smile. It is like watching my little girl observing a new world.

– I am a coffee person. But with her around,  I’ve switched to masala chai. Every morning, I am greeting by the fresh aroma of ginger and cardamom brewing and in that one instant, I am transported to my home in Bombay. That is the smell I’ve grown up with. For me, that is how home smells.

– Mom and I were going somewhere. Suddenly she looked in some direction and asked me to stop the car. We were in the middle of the road and the urgency in her tone almost made me panic. When I asked her what the matter was, she gleefully told me she had spotted an Indian on the other side of the road and wanted to see clearly. What do I even say to her? I’ve already told her the US is full of Indians. And saying she spotted an Indian in the Bay Area is like saying she spotted a leaf on a tree.

– She goes to the drivers seat by mistake every single time. She just can’t get used to the left hand drive here and we always find it very amusing.

– We’ve been taking her to different restaurants to try different cuisines. We made her have authentic Chinese, Ehopian, Mexican food and each time we were appalled by her tiny appetite. She does no justice to the food and taking her to a buffet is such a waste. Every time I cajole her into eating, I feel like her mom.

– She is here for just another week. We’ve been asking her to extend her stay, but she insists on going back as per her original schedule. She says she has her other baby to go back to. I know she’s right, but I still sulk.

I wish I could freeze time.

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