Monday, August 08, 2005

Maybe she was talking about microwave ovens!

“Do you know why we are all so attached to our mothers?”, Sr. Carmel asked.

I considered the question too unworthy to answer. And I was more ‘attached’ to my father. So I concentrated on trying to straighten Namitha’s hair.

“The umbilical cord is the connecting link. We were all once attached to our mothers through that. Now it’s the heart that continues the legacy”.

“What cord?” Ammu asked me. "Which part of the body is she talking about?"

I pressed my finger to her navel and tickled her. “There”.
Ammu giggled.
Sr. Carmel frowned.

I was wondering what was this new concoction that mummy had packed to ruin me, when I heard Ammu tell the rest of them.

“I finally know from where babies come”.

I stopped what I was doing. I was the educator. And I wasn’t too sure. I knew the region but not the location.

Lifting her shirt she pointed to her navel, “This cord thing, it’s like a door. First the baby is inside and when its ready- it kicks. You can open it and take it out. And…” she paused for emphasis, “You have to cut the cord. You can’t walk about with a baby dangling can you?”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

wish my mommy didn't cut the cord... i wouldn't mind dangling together with her always... :o(

10:37 PM  
Blogger Pleomorphous said...

I used to think the same way too. :-))

11:11 PM  
Blogger pDd said...

*rolling on the floor with laughter*

11:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT's PALLAVI's comment I don't find FUNNY! :o( I miss my mommy..

12:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to know you...could you mail me at

3:10 AM  
Blogger hope and love said...

i think most kids believe it.

4:48 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Dalloway said...

Fadia: She'll be alright. You and I know that.

Pleo: Err...I hope you know the right answer now(no, dont answer). And thank you for you-know-what.

Pallavi: I was too... what's that word... ah- stupefied, to laugh then!

Shuba: I must warn you I may not answer all your questions. So if you still want to try, my mail address is in my profile page.

Hope and love: Storks I thought they believed in. Or doctor's black bag!

5:28 AM  
Blogger tcr_79 said...

It is these kind of instances that makes kids all the more adorable!

12:10 PM  
Blogger pDd said...

to anonymous: No offence meant..its just that when you look back at yourself at that age, you can't help but remember all those silly things you said and was just the innocence behind those words that made me laugh...and even the title of the post to a certain extent..i don't get it...what ticked you off??
poornima, why does everyone on your blog take me wrong...??
now I miss my mommy :(

1:34 PM  
Blogger pDd said...

p.s.: if there's something i'm missing out on, i apologise...

1:35 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Dalloway said...

Krish: Yeah- and they grow up to become terrible like you!

Pallavi: Ah- don’t let people get onto you. You say what you have to and well, the rest of the world can go and hang! Miss you mom? Ah- I missed her until last night until we quarreled! Now we are sulking and vehemently claiming we do not miss each other!

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Poornima YOU DID NOT do me justice! Very true Pallavi you shouldn't allow people to get onto you yet I didn't mean to hurt you. AND POORNIMA YOU COULD HAVE TOLD HER!

2. Pallavi, sincere apology from me to have made you feel bad... was none of my intention... I was just being a bit too sensitive upon this 'motherly' issue.

11:35 PM  
Blogger Jade said...

lol at the title!!

Is she sure the baby kicks? Doesn't it go DING! ?

12:33 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Dalloway said...

Fadia: We spoke about this. But am fed up of people fighting and all that on my blog! Gah!

Jasmine: Lol. There was no 'ding'!

6:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why am i always the one getting all the scolding!

7:00 AM  
Blogger tcr_79 said...

Grow up to be terrible - adi paavi...

Who told you that I was adorable when I was a kid haha :) I take that as an insult!

8:28 AM  
Blogger pDd said...

fadia: no apologies...we're good...if there are any more apologies exchanged on this blog, i think it'll entirely defeat the purpose of posting on it in the first place...and poornima will be stark raving mad..i've used her blog as a verbal battlefield for waaaaay to long now..i think i'm pushing my luck...
so now that we're all's to happy ramblings :)
poorni: hope u sort things out with moommy soon...
jasmine: DING... LOL!! :o)

1:10 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Dalloway said...

Fadia: Coz you're always doing things you shouldn't be!

Krish: Oops- grow up and be 'terribler'! Happy?

Pallavi: To happy ramblings.

9:02 PM  
Blogger manuscrypts said...

always loved alternate theories :)

10:35 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Dalloway said...

Manu: Ah- then this is one topic where there are a zillion theeories- each more hilarious and imaginative than the other.

1:11 AM  
Blogger aks said...

hey love.....nice post....

4:23 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Dalloway said...

Aks: You've been one of the sweetest people I've known- never short of kind words and love. You are very special.

4:34 AM  
Blogger Praveen said...

This is funny :). The first I am reading some thing on the lighter side from you.

9:54 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Dalloway said...

Praveen: I must try hard not to write morose stuff!

1:01 AM  
Blogger pDd said...

can't seem to post a comment on your new post...

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn funny ..Do kangaoroo mopms function the same way??



7:19 AM  
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11:55 AM  
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5:39 PM  
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8:57 AM  

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