If I were a baby again



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God!! That’s a frightening thought. I don’t remember what I was like when I was a baby. With only pictures and memories that my parents recollect it’s the part of life that my parents cherish more that what I do. From what I see with babies now if I were baby again I really don’t know what I would gain but I certainly stand to lose a lot of things. Where is the freedom? Freedom to wear to what I want to, go where I want to, eat what I want to… the list goes on not to forget if I were a baby again I should grow up again and in the process write all the exams all over again … Don’t tell me !!! That’s definitely not my cup of tea.

Anyway I am going to try and be a baby now … let me see how a day in my life would be like.

Early morning: It’s still dark. The other two other people (My parents obviously) in the room are still sleeping.

Me: God, I am hungry…. Get up ma. Get up. Ok!! These grownups don’t respond to my thoughts. Its time I make some noise. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA………

My amma wakes up cribbing.

Amma : Ok !! there goes the alarm. Wait ..wait …let me get you milk.

Me: Oh yeah!! It worked as usual.

Amma would bring some milk in a bottle, while she drinks her coffee.

Amma: Here you go. Drink it and for God’s sake Dont cry.

Me: Yikes!! I hate the smell of milk. Damn! Why don’t they give me coffee.

Amma starts her daily routine. Appa is still asleep. That’s not right, is it? I crawl next to my Appa and somehow manage to wake him up. Appa gets up and hugs me happily and brushes his unshaven cheeks on me.

Me: Somehow I laugh every time he does this and yeah that familiar fragrance with Appa – divine.

Appa gets up and starts his daily routine which also includes giving me a bath.

Me: Water!! Yeah!! This man sure knows how to keep me happy. But damn, this soap keeps irritating my eyes...WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA………..

Breakfast time: While they have all the idlys and dosas …poor me, I am given something mixed in milk again.

Me: God this tastes sweet .Grrrrrrrr…why don’t they give me something spicy and why is that amma never finds a smaller spoon to feed me.

Appa starts to office, Amma carries me to the gate, takes my hand and waves it to my appa … TA TA. I start my work with newspapers, and to all the other things in the house that are within my reach. From keys to remote everything has a taste of its own you see. Amma struggeles to keep things away from my reach

Me: Phew.Thats too much work. I am tired, Time to sleep again.

Lunch Time: Dhal with ghee is the recipe.

Me: chicken would be good. But that’s ok Dhal is not bad too.
After wandering around for some time I am put to sleep again. This time because Amma is tired.
Evening: The best part of the day.
Amma chats with her friends in the neighborhood. One or two talk some nonsense and some make funny faces.

Me: {Sulk} Can you please maintain some distance? Amma come with me .Don’t talk to all these lunatics. Let’s get inside.
Amma doesn’t listen.

Me: WAAAAAAAAAAA….

Amma spanks me … but in a split second realizes that she need not have done that. To make up for it, she cuddles me, points fingers in all directions, diverting my attention.
I forgive her. After all it’s Amma. No issues.
Finally she takes me inside and lets me play around with my toys. Both of us wait for Appa to come back from office.
And then the hero enters (Appa).
He lifts me at once, makes some funny faces and calls me by some names. That joy is back on my face. And then it happens. Appa puts his shirt back on.

Me: Yes …I’m going out. Finally!!

The trip to the neighbouring streets with Appa is always the highlight of the evening. I am shown all the dogs, cats, bikes, cars…anything and everything under the moon.
Finally the day comes to an end. Amma puts me to sleep again. Nothing can be more comforting than her gentle hands patting me in regular intervals.




This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 4; the fourth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

19 Response to “If I were a baby again”

  1. Rajalakshmi Umapathy says:

    Dude, That was a simple day in a baby's life.. good one yaar. loved it actually

  2. Daisy Blue says:

    So you dreamt just like me :)

  3. MADHU RAO | (INDImag.COM) says:

    Exams are definitely one reason why I would not want to be a kid anymore ! :-) I have nightmares about exams to this day ..

    Nice story. We have one of those alarms -- the one that goes "WAAAAA" at 6.00 AM like clock-work :-)

  4. Talking Skull says:

    This is good. You just made me live a day of my year-old life. Thanks.

    .. Adn good luck for Blog-a-Ton 4

  5. RSV says:

    good luck bro..
    one leaf of a book..
    good idea

  6. Niharika says:

    Really cool post. :-D

  7. Harsha Chittar says:

    hi
    nice post, loved reading it, ya its simillar to what i wrote :)
    guess we think aliike :)

  8. ηανєєη says:

    .... oh wait u cant understand my thoughts .. WAAAAAAAAA !!!! :P

  9. Karthik says:

    Lovely write-up! :-)
    A simple thought put in a magnificent way. All the best!

  10. scratchyoursoul says:

    Good post..and simple narration..drives the point straight home..

  11. evanescentthoughts says:

    hehehe.. enjoyed reading it. It was really good :) And it was realistic too, typically the way babies behave!!

  12. dmanji says:

    Nice narration of a day in Baby's life and Yes I agree I too don't want go through the pain of those exams again ....

  13. Chetan says:

    a perfect baby day,
    very well narrated buddy
    and also quite funny, it made me laugh..whaaaaaa

  14. Prashant Mehta says:

    I start my work with newspapers, and to all the other things in the house that are within my reach. From keys to remote everything has a taste of its own you see. Amma struggeles to keep things away from my reach

    LOL... Nice description of your day as a child

  15. Shruti says:

    LOVED IT TO THE CORE!!
    Again a different piece from you!

  16. aativas says:

    I liked the 'baby forgiving Amma' aspect very much. It is only when we grow we forget to forgive. Good post, enjoyed reading.

  17. neeraj says:

    The story of every other baby around! I enjoyed your post fully :)

  18. Vipul Grover says:

    Baby's Day In and Out :)
    It made for an interesting read for sure :)

  19. dilontherocks says:

    Oh! That's a very interesting post. I sure haven't realized that some time back (in fact a longgg time back) I had gone through this too...
    Thanks for bringing back our memories...

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