In about three months, our twins will be four years.
Feels like yesterday, when I held them for the first time outside the delivery room and went with them to the NICU in the ambulance.
Time flies. The girls are growing up real fast. And all along, there have been little moments with the girls – moments that are memories of a lifetime.
Moments of innocence, moments of craziness, moments of wit, moments of exasperation, moments of wisdom, moments of fear, moments that have us holding our tummies and laughing our hearts out, moments that bring a tear to our eyes, moments that bring us all into one big bear hug.
Well, this section is all about such beautiful moments of life with O +ve and B +ve.
Over to you girls.
I am so cool
O +ve was doing alphabets. Her mother showed her an Igloo and O +ve remarked, “Ice starts with I, Ice-cream starts with I, Igloo starts with I and my name also starts with I. Everything that starts with I is cool, I am so cool”.
I guess she is.
I drive the people
B +ve’s name means The Sun in Sanskrit and she knows it pretty well. So, yesterday, a remark from her “When I get up, people get up; when I sleep, people sleep. You see, people do whatever I do”.
She seems to take it literally on to herself what her name means.
Google search to be brave
A while ago, one evening, while running on the terrace, O +ve fell on her knees and had a minor scratch. She continued playing for an extended period, had dinner and slept. The next morning, she gets up, gets her toy laptop and tells her mother that she is searching on the net as to how to be brave when injured.
Seems the Google God yielded good advice, she has been brave throughout.
Why do you speak Gujarati?
B +ve is perpetually asking questions.
She asked me – why do you speak Gujarati? I explained to her that my mother-tongue is Gujarati, I belong to Gujarat and hence. The second question immediately followed – why does Amma speak Telugu? I again explained to her that her mother’s mother-tongue is Telugu, she belongs to Hyderabad and hence.
She then asked as to why she and her sister spoke both the languages – Telugu and Gujarati. I told her that they have learnt by conversing with both of us and hence.
So, why do you not speak Telugu and amma not speak Gujarati? If you can teach us, then why have not taught each other?
A Lion Story – Spoken by O +ve
Lions live in chimneys. Lions help customers. Lions are everybody’s best friends. Lions eat leaves, strawberries, grass, hay, and mongoose. Lions live in ponds with fishes. Lions do not drink water.
I am sure she knows these lions very well.
I realized that in the daily rush of things, we tend to forget these instances that make our lives livable and leave us with a smile on our face, irrespective of the circumstances that we face.
Each one of us has such little moments. Let’s take out time for them; let us not miss out on these memories in our every day’s struggles. I am sure big things will happen, in the meanwhile, it will be these little moments that will make life totally worth it.