This parenting thing

She pushes forward her tricycle, her feet
doing the job of the pedals – I holler,
“Pedal Mita, pedal, pedal”. She feigns
ignorance. I run up and rest
her little feet on the pedal, and push
hoping momentum will propel, lest
her feet have not the power.
A gentle slope arrives, and then

a dimpled smile
lighting up her beautiful eyes. Darn,
so easy, they seem to say. See, see
no push, just pedal. I nod smiling
and something clicks within. This
parenting thing, that’s all to it eh?
A nudge here, and a nudge there.


Posted on August 9, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Loved it! Your best till date (from what I’ve read so far)… 🙂

  2. Thanks, Nidhi. Hope the break and the malayalam is going good! 🙂

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