6 years ago
Nivi took an afternoon nap, she waddled home from work carrying the twins... it was a quiet Sunday afternoon? evening?
Delhi was MUGGY almost burning hot, the airconditioning in the car was on, full blast, she was in meetings all Saturday
with her team, she came in on Sunday to wrap things up for a major presentation on Monday she got three calls from Amma, Manya wanted to skip paattu class
"Onna madriye irukka, this is not good (she is just like u)
"Amma she is just doing sarali varisai" (the beginning chapter)
"I KNOW kanna but u see, if she missed class so early by the time she gets to college she will will totally not wnat to sing"
"Amma adu cute a padradu ma, nethikki in the evening swami room la okkandu, pavadai kattindu, vaishnava janato padithu"
( she sings cho chweetly amma, yes in the evening after diya, she sat down cross legged wearing her lehanga and sang the school Independence day song)
"Ur father in law put her in shabad no, porala?"
"Ayyo she LOVES it, she is trying to learn to speak Punjabi, Dad says u learn Punjabi u can understand shabad,
she wears her dupatta cutely over her head, she says thats how female shabad singers should be, Dad is just ecstatic, he must have taken more videos of her than he took of anybody, he wants
to fit the home with cameras everywhere so he can catch her every move, he is obsessed with her"
"U are very lucky, there are many people in India still that only want boys" Amma said sadly
Ii was quiet
"I know ma... I am sorry... But in my house, the second she was born she became a star, dino enn kitta rakshasan solran "I told u it was going to be a girl"
"Ennadi Ishita, hes been ur husband for 6 years now" Amma scolded
"WHAT ELSE SHUD I CALL HIM, HE DRIVES ME CRAZY" II shrieked
"what did he do?" Amma asked carefully
"Umm... INNIKKI onnum pannale, but the sight of him drives me insane" (he didnt do a thing today) she mumbled
"He is SO queit, and cheerful and charming, when he comes over to pick Nivi up he will not even come inside,
Selvi will lose it "Ayyo amma, avar veliye nikarar" (he is standing outside)"
"I will go ask him to come inside he will say "No Mrs Iyer I am wearing shoes, and I was just supposed to pick her up" Amma laughed heartily
"Like he has been given a job and he will be gone when its done"
"PINNE? THEY LEAVE HOME THEY DONT RETURN FOR HOURS. I COOK, I WAIT TO EAT
I eat a chinna (small) meal, I eat a medium meal JUST when I am reaching for my giant meal they will come. I am always hungry, these girls will drive me mad"
"Wish for boys Ishita" Amma said softly
"wHY MAAA?" Ii cried
"I want u to have boys like Akka it will be good payback to all those that said
"Madhu can only have girls" Amma whispered "My daughters will have boys" Amma whispered
Ii was quiet...
"He only wants girls, I wanted a boy the first time, he won... now I am just going to say he won, even before delivery" she smiled
"Father and daughter are best friends"
"U are telling ME?" "I WAIT for hours at night" II stopped
OTTA VAI/MOTOR MOUTH
TELL YOUR AMMA HOW TO WAIT TO BE INTIMATE WITH DUDE
AND HOW HE NEVER GETS TO BED UNTIL MIDNIGHT AND HOW MUCH U MISS HIM
HOW MUCH U MISS HIS LOVE MAKING
EVEN AFTER THREE KIDS U SEEM TO BE A MOTOR MOUTH ONLY
I HAVENT HAD TWO YET
SHUT UP... DONT GET INTO SEMANTICS WITH ME
"Ayyo where does he go?" Amma asked
"Ayyo ma... hes with Nivi, doing stuff, or reading in the balcony, she will cutely cross her
legs JUST like him stuff a pink ear bud in her left year, wear her Swatch, and try to read a big fat book"
"Appa solrala? Dad solluvala?" amma asked
"It depends what she feels like... both" Ii smiled
"are u home yet?" Amma asked
"ya just got in" II panted waddling
she had put on a good 30 pounds... her cheeks were pink and glowing...
she walked to the kitchen, and made chai, served herself some namkeen and "biskut"
And sat down
He came down for beer...
"Enge da aval?" she asked as he walked over to hug her... bending down to kiss her fully
She extended the kiss... he sucked the lil crumbs off the almond cookies he brought from Paris, off her tongue
"Asleep" he whispered
"what did u guys do?"
"Read, played scrabble, picked up Lasya Nandu Shravu and baldie and went swimming at the Gurgaon Country club
"Why didnt u come to work"
"U didnt invite us"
YOU AND FIVE KIDS?" she shrieked
He nodded lifting her and seating her on his lap, as he sat on the couch like chair in the far corner of the kitchen
"Did u eat?" she asked
"did u take a nap?" she asked
"Believe it or not I did" "three hours" he said
"Did u eat the green moong khichri?" she asked
"Can I check?" she warned
He held her tighter
"U are in so much trouble if u ever go eat sushi again" she warned, kissing him firmly on his stubbly cheek
"I love it" he said
"I scouring ur credit card bills, I am placing cameras all over the house to watch u" she whispered
"I AM FINE... for the 100th time"
She hugged him tight and squeezed his body, crushing it... imagining how he threw up
"u threw up so many times" he said casually... chuckling at her over protectiveness...
"thats different" she said smugly..." I am fat and overweight" "unlike u"
Both boys kicked hard, causing a spasm of pain slithering through her belly
"ayyyo!" "they are going to tear it open and walk out" "These two should be in women's soccer"
"BOYS" he said, he had watched Nandu's ultrasound videos, Sukrit's son's Jacque's baby's... umm he knew when he saw the ... umm the thing
He saw TWO in II's in the ultra (clear )sound pics
She wouldnt agree... so they argued
"I dont know about two da" she whispered, beginning to cry
"U will be fine"
Easy for u to say" she hissed
"agree" he nodded
"TUBES TIED" she shouted
He kissed her firmly...