Month: January 2012

Secret Tot Society – Rules

1. When one kid cries the other has to milaao taal se taal and cry along – after all there is strength in unity.

2. When Mom is feeding one kid, the other has to make sure that s/he poops – that is the only way to help each other looking half-starved and mom feeling guilty forever.

3. When one kid sleeps the other has to be up and rocking – else mom would get some rest and that is not allowed.

4. When Mom is eating one or the other kid has to get in to some kind of mess and come to her crying – which means we move to rule 1. Which in turn means the food is forgotten for a good half an hour till the kids are calm. Then we come back to rule 4 all over again.

5. Mom’s lap should never be left empty – always keep one eye on her and the minute she sets one kid down, the other should be there to be picked up.

6. If tiredness takes over both the kids at the same time and both are asleep and mom thinks to catch some shuteye, send thought waves out to the world at large so that the phone or the door bell rings.

7. Should Mom act smart and take a bath, throw up on her the minute she steps out – after all the default perfume for her is called ‘The Stink’.

Everyday laughs

Buzz loves playing with her football and is seen sitting on it, throwing it around, dressing it up and of course kicking it. So much loving has resulted in a tear in one of the its seams. D looks at it and says,

Yeah to phat gayi.

Buzz looks at it and returns,

To yeah Phatball ho gayi papa? (So this is now Phatball papa?)


She sits with my Maami ji watching TV (some daily soap) and in true Bollywood style as the actress runs she trips and the actor, who just happens to be there, catches her. Camera freezes and they look deeply in each others eyes. Buzz,

Yeah I lub you kar rahe hei? (The are doing I lub you?)


Bugz is busy talking. Aaaa ooo aaiinnn. And I am talking back.

Oye gapoodi! Tu pura gapoodi hei. (Oye Chatterbox! You are a total chatterbox.)

Buzz can’t be left behind, now can she?

Buzz: Yeah gapoodi number 2 hei! (She is chatterbox number 2!)
Me: Gapoodi number 1 kon hei? (Who is chatterbox number 1?)
Buzz: Mumma!
Me: Aur aap kon hei? (And who are you?)
Buzz: Sabse bada Gapoodi!(The biggest Chatterbox)


She is running around. The ground is uneven and I tell her multiple times to be careful. But she does not listen and trips and falls. Now she knows that she will get a ‘I told you so’ from me so as she comes crying to me, hugs me and says,

Meinne ne galti kar de.* (I did a mistake)


Parachute hair oil ad is showing on TV. Buzz turns to me with eyes shining and a huge smile on her face.

Yeah Parachute bola? (They said Parachute?)

I nod yes.

Papa skydiver Parachute!


We are playing around and I ask her,

Mumma ko eak kissy de do.(Give Mumma a kiss)

She goes and kisses Bugz.

Me: Aur Mumma ko?
Buzz: Nahein.
Me: To Mumma ko kon kiss karega? (Then who will kiss Mumma?)
Buzz: Papa.


Buzz darling you give all of us sooo many reasons to laugh every single day. Stay the same always.

*Aap ne, tum ne, us ne: so she figures ‘Meinne ne’ is the right way to go.