It is Diwali time.
You are at your In-laws.
Your in-laws are chaste, vegetarian Brahmins.
After seven years of marriage, they pretty much suspect you are not.
Yet, you are respectful enough to throw out (okay, hide) the non-veg stuff in the house when they visit, especially since you know it makes your mother in law sick.
So, it's a harmonious balance that has been struck.
And now imagine, if you will.
It is dinner time during Diwali.
Your little Peanut is cheerfully perched on a chair right next to yours.
She is eating plain rice, her favorite dish.
Her Grandma asks her to also eat her sabzi - some alu-gobi, your husband's favorite - and therefore, ubiquitous dish.
Your Peanut looks suspiciously at the alu-gobi.
Reaches out and pokes one piece of the alu.
And then brightly and happily proclaims
You feel yourself sliding to the floor under the table while your husband chuckles through a mouthful of sabzi and roti, and your in-laws graciously pretend not to hear.
The joy. The infinite joy.
oh my how cute :) heheh Peanut is so cute!ReplyDelete
I wish i was there to see your reaction...ReplyDelete
oh just tell them the peanut is food-dyslexic confusing her chicken and chickpeas...ReplyDelete
and i imagine this is just the beginning!!
Cubby goes demanding Chickunn the moment we enter a resto! i still dunno how to cook it tho! high time i did!
lol at aneela.ReplyDelete
I foresee exactly this happening to me ! Im in pretty much the exact same situation.
Your in-laws are quite sweet really :) Trust a child to set things right.ReplyDelete
Most amusing Duh Duh :)ReplyDelete
Incidentally, why are you moderating my comments? What do you think I'm going to say? And imagine - if only life were more like this blog. How much easier it would have been if Peanut's comment had been sent to you to for "moderation".
Did you morph into a beetroot?ReplyDelete
Phew- out of the mouths of babes and sucklings- the most embarrassing stuff the parents never wanted to hear:)
Hi Ganju- blog sometimes, pliss.
That was so funny!ReplyDelete