Monday, January 19, 2009

A moment

D has been out of sorts today. A sudden fever came on this morning and she's been sleeping on and off, too tired to run around and be her boisterous self. She hadn't eaten anything all morning. By afternoon, she was hungry and asked for dosa.

I held her close as I made the dosa, feeling cozy as she held on tight to my neck. She watched the dosa take shape, her eyes eagerly following the swirl of my hand.

She must have felt good.

She said, "You make me happy Mom."

Me: "Thank you, D."

D (in the slightly louder tone of someone who thinks Thank you is the wrong response): "You make me happy Mom."

Me: "I know D. I'm saying thank you for telling me. I want to make you happy."

D (now clearly exasperated): "But you already did!"


Banno said...

Hope she's well now.

Nino's Mum said...

:)My comfort food was dosa too.

Ardra said...

Hope she is fine now...
I'm wondering what D thinks is the 'right' response...

Choxbox said...

sometimes saying nothing is the 'right' response?
hope she's okay now.

Sujatha Bagal said...

Hi Banno, feeling better. Keeping her home today though (although she wants to go to school) so she can just chill out. Thanks. :)

NM :)

Ardra, Chox, she doesn't get the idea of compliments and saying thank you to compliments. As far as she's concerned, she did not do anything for me to say thank you to her. :)

Choxbox said...

and thats the utter cuteness of that age!
why do they grow up?!