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May 08, 2008

Ashu attends a Party.

Last Sunday was a friends daughters Birthday. S also turned three a week after Ashu. Since S came to Ashus party, Ashu was all excited to attend S's party, cut cake, blow candles,... We were talking about the party all the time and she was in her excellent behaviour all through the week! But there was a slight catch. My friend had invited only kids to the party. Since shes a good friend of mine, she suggested I stay back if Ashu wants me to. So I was contemplating. Ashu has never attended a party or a play date without me and has never stayed in a friends house even for a couple of hours so far. But I wanted to try. We ve to begin somewhere and S's party seemed to be the right place to start since Ashu knows S and S's mom quite well. So I prepared her, telling her that the party was only for kids and I ll drop her and pick her up later. She did nt care as long as she went to the party. So on Sunday, we dropped her at 3 pm at S's house and had to linger for a while, waiting for another friend who was supposed to join us. Ashu ran to S's room, started playing with the toys there with the other kids and did nt even come to us once. Then after 30 mins, once the other friend arrived, I said bye to Ashu and we left.

Fast forward 2 hours and we went back to their place in time for cake cutting. Ashu came and hugged me and wanted to go to the bathroom. As soon as she sat on the seat, she started talking. "I played, I fell down from the chair, bit my tongue, Aunty gave sugar, I cried, I cried some more, I did nt eat Pizza, I ate cheese,..." and she said she had fun. Phew! That's one milestone crossed! Later, I cross checked with my friend and yes, she fell down, cried, ate sugar,... Not bad, huh? My little parrot can actually tell me about her day. I mean she tells me stuff about school too but I have to prod her and ask the right questions to get answers from her. No so this time. While our dear daughter was having fun, Hd and I hit a nearby mall, held hands while walking, window shopped, shared an ice cream cone and talked. All the while, I felt as if I had forgotten something. "Oh God, where is Ashu", my brain screamed involuntarily many times. I guess once you are a mother, theres no going back.

14 comments:

aargee said...

thats so sweet! and the last few lines.. very true. We are so used to being with them all the time!

DotThoughts (the artist formerly known as DotMom) said...

Its so true..once you are a mother tehre is no going back! I feel like something is missing if I go shopping w/o (despite the fact that I leave him home because I want to get things DONE) But its a BIG milestone.. nobody in our social circle has started throwing parties for kids only.. but that's one milestone I wanna reach!

Lakshh said...

So sweet Ashu!! Now i do believe tht this little angel is all grown up...

Shobana said...

True! Once a mom, always a mom. In everything that you say, do, see, eat....I mean everything! But, YAY to Ashu...she can hold her fort down without mommy...and that is gonna be a lot of help after the baby arrives.

Anju said...

Its a big milestone not only for the child but for parents to leave their child at someone else's home!!
And its so true..once a mother there is no going back...!!

Poppins said...

So true Boo! That sounds like it was fun. The first time I did this was at a neighbor's place (last month). I asked said neighbor to call me if Poppin cried. I came home, had my dinner and then.. waited for the phone call which never came. I ran back in 20 mins (I know!) and there she was happily playing.

I felt silly for turning up early, so I made an excuse about taking her to the potty and brought her back home :)

Mama - Mia said...

:)

wow!! thats just great!! :) congrats to ashu and mommy!!

lovely lovely post!

Orchid said...

Oh tell me about the never going back part....i have left li'l A at friends or a parties a couple of times, again he handled it better than I did....the first time Uj and I didn't know what to do with the time..we had all of 45 minutes and it felt like eternity..so we kept circling the place in our car and looking at the clock..we felt like we were being punished!!

ddmom said...

So true. The last line. Few times me and hubby have gone to restaurant in the afternoons while D is in school, and I would almost order some dish with zero spice. And invariably, half of the time we would end up talking about her.
Congrats on the big milestone. It's more us than them that need the congrats :)

Chitra said...

Lovely post Boo and Ashu is growing up real fast. Best to both of you :)

Something to Say said...

its true - there is no going back at all!! and good stuff boo - leaving ashu for a bit - my and she's all grown up too!!

Nisha said...

Wow... congrats. A great milestone indeed. Getting ready to make way for her sister, eh?

the mad momma said...

you said it.. i feel the same way :(

dipali said...

That's an achievement! Great.