Monday, May 25, 2009

The 100th post

My son and I had our first heart-to-heart talk today: we talked about life, its tough parts, the goal at the end of the road. I, the mother, the more knowledgeable adult, talked about the journey being important, the silver lining, the possible outcomes. I was not speaking from experience: don’t I ask myself these same doubts each day? I was speaking from the collective wisdom of those before me, around me and inside me. It is what I feed myself too, this pep talk that I gave him. He, the younger one, the innocent one with a trembling lip, reiterated what I said and went to sleep - the carefree sleep of the trusting. And I, the one who had shown the path, will experience a doubt-riddled and guilt-heavy slumber. He rests, knowing his pain is right, because I say so. And I wonder if I am.
My son is 23 months old and he hates going to playschool alone.
- Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A page from my diary. It lies unused now, having been morphed into this, electronic avataar. Nearly a year in the making, resting on the remains of two hastily-abandoned blogging attempts, with the fledgling confidence of a someone who's finally found her playmates, happy 100th to me. And thank you.

31 comments:

choxbox said...

glad i discovered you.

Sujatha said...

Happy 100th NM! So glad you're a friend. And trust me, I would have hated it if I did not have any blogmates either!. :) Hugs to the little guy. I hope I have the good fortune of meeting him one day (and yeah, his mum too). :)

VJ said...

congrats on the 100 !!!
thanks to Tharini.. came here through her blog.glad to know you !!

Solilo said...

Century! :D Congratulations NM.

Altoid said...

Congrats NM :) and here's to many many many more. I like this online diary to the paper one! Lets me peek over your shoulder while you write and I get to see magic in the making with words.

In love with my life said...

Happy 100th.Itis a pleasure reading you NM.
Hopefully someday shall meet you and Nino.

Nino's Mum said...

chox - likewise!

Suj - I'm convinced I'm going to meet you someday - I just know!

VJ - thanks so much girl, it's been such fun knowing you too!

Solilo - danka!

Alty - :) thank you - its given me the chance to peek into your as well, so the pleasure's all mine.

Inlove - We just totally HAVE to meet. hugs.

maidinmalaysia said...

happy 100th nino's mum!
and thank you!

sole said...

Whoa..100 and I've just almost finished reading all of them :)Congrats..I am so glad I found you, as I mentioned in my earlier comments there is something so sincere, genuine and honest about your posts that make me want to come back for more :)

nitya said...

Congratulations! May we get to hear of you and Nino for many posts to come! :-)

Anonymous said...

Really happy that you gave your diary the blog avatar. It's a pleasure reading you! If you ever come to Hyderabad would love to meet you and your little son. Congrats on your 100th post :)

Best wishes,
Anjali

maidinmalaysia said...

and i agree with sole

Brown Girls said...

This is an echo of all the comments above, but I do mean it. So agree with Sole. Thank god you started blogging, oh my favourite blogger, you. Happy 100th :)

Tharini said...

You are a *p.r.i.v.i.l.e.g.e* to know and read. I am just glad I found you.

Sands said...

Beautiful post NM and congratulations on the 100th post. Look forward to seeing many many more posts and eating a bowl of thayir sadam with you someday :)

Suma said...

this blog has been a pleasant discovery for me...i may not comment everytime, but i do read :)

happy 100 and many many more

Nino's Mum said...

@ all - I'm properly blushing now, and I haven't done that in the longest time! thank you so much for your kind words: this has been a big confidence building measure for me. hugs y'all.

preetischronicle said...

sau mubarak ho!

ra said...

Congrats!!! So glad I found you too-you're a favourite! And just caught up on the posts below. Hope Nino's eye is much better.

And your post on being a khichdi-totally identify with it. Am culturally Gujju in many ways-being a mixed up Bombayite-and I love jaggery in my dal (in smaller quantities than pure blooded Gujjus though)!

girlonthebridge said...

congratulations :)

Angela said...

Congratulations on 100 posts!
I believe I will follow your example of explaining the broader picture of life related to not wanting to attend pre-school to my 37 month old.

Nino's Mum said...

Ra - :) I just imagined that dal! how is your holiday going?

Angela - What a lovely surprise! I have yet to post about our phonics swap, but we play with them every week, thank you!

choxbox said...

ra and nino's mum: join me - having khichdi with mitthi kadhi :)

for once, the pure-blooded gujjus in this house have outnumbered the mixed or non-gujjus.

Nino's Mum said...

Chox - OMG, and are you having gol-kokum vadu rasavada-bataka nu shaak?
slurp some for me!

dipali said...

Congratulations. I'm so glad you blog, and that I found you:)

choxbox said...

no kand-mool features in my mom's culinary repertoire so all batta-lasan stuff i know is my the sasural ka stable, so no never even heard of the shaak you mention :)

wordjunkie said...

Happy 100th!

Grasshopper said...

lovely post, NM.

talking to one's child can be so beautifully intense sometimes. It brings out our own insecurities and helplessness. If we are true to ourselves, that is.

And I think a child can sense this, even if he is less than two! :)

Happy 100th.

Keep Blogging, but why not write a novel, too?

OrangeJammies said...

Congratulations, girlfriend. Churn out them 100s!

dipali said...

An award awaits you!

Anonymous said...

It has been a long time since you wrote the 100th post! I hope the 101th post happens soon :)

Best wishes,
Anjali